• A manager’s success depends largely on his or her ability to manage a company’s assets. This mission is complicated by the interdependent nature of a company’s finances. One short-term financial problem, such as a cash flow shortage, can cause a longer-term credit problem, such as denials for bank loans. The successful manager must be able to quickly identify and resolve such short-term problems in order to prevent their long-term deleterious effects. This course is intended for effective business managers and entrepreneurs. Covering every facet of the daily management of a business’s finances, it is designed to help managers pinpoint, remedy, and prevent business and financial problems. In each case, it also points out potential ripple effects—the ways in which a problem in one sector can disrupt operations in other areas. Purchase this course
  • This course will introduce you to the process of developing, communicating and testing a disaster recovery plan to avoid potential pitfalls and ensure the continuation of critical business operations in the case of an unforeseeable event. We will begin by taking a look at a mock scenario of a company which experiences a flood during the normal course of a day. This company does not have a disaster plan in place and as a result, experiences a huge loss both financially and emotionally.

    You will then be introduced to some of the processes and procedures which this mock company and your company or clients can utilize to ensure the continuation of critical business operations in the event of an unforeseeable disaster in order to reduce your financial and emotional risk. Purchase this course.

  • Business forecasting is of extreme importance to managers at practically all levels. It is required for top managers to make long-term strategic decisions. Middle management uses sales forecasts to develop their departmental budgets. Every other plan such as a production plan, purchasing plan, manpower plan, and financial plan follows from sales forecasting. The goal of this course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of business forecasting that can be applied in the real world regardless of firm size. We walk you through basic forecasting methodology, and then practical applications. It encompasses a wide range of topics of major importance to practical business managers, including cash flow forecasting, cost prediction, earnings forecasts, bankruptcy prediction, foreign exchange forecasting, interest rate forecasting, and technological forecasting. Stress is placed on the use of computer technology, i.e.,spreadsheets and stand-alone forecasting software. Purchase this course.
  • The goal of this course is to give the course participant a firm understanding of what Free Cash Flow is, and how it can be used to make better business decisions. Free Cash Flow is compared, as a metric, with other common metrics that are used in the business world today. Also, the reasons are shown for the superiority of the Free Cash Flow metric when used for measuring and helping to create shareholder value.
  • Cash is the lifeblood of a business. Sound cash management is the key to the survival of any business. You can go broke even while making a substantial profit. This course alerts you to the difference between profit and cash flow and teaches you the tools and techniques that allow you to effectively increase and manage your cash flow. Purchase this course.
  • Strategic Management introduces, explains, and analyzes the activities needed to develop, select, implement, and evaluate a firm’s competitive strategy. This course focuses on both the content of a firm’s strategy and the process by which this strategy is developed and executed. This course is designed to illustrate development, formulation, implementation, and evaluation of business strategy. Emphasis is placed on the need for awareness of, and accommodation to, changes in an organization's internal and external environments. Generic types of business strategies and techniques for analyzing strategies are also covered. Purchase this course
  • This course is designed to train people interested in financing services to develop the knowledge and techniques required to approve and package a variety of loans and financing, such as SBA loans and venture capital financing. Understanding the new money markets and finding available sources of capital for investment, expansion, real estate development, and personal investment have challenged the majority of businesses. The course focuses on the basic principles, concepts, terminology and instruments used to qualify a client, package a loan, and delineate the various services available in the financial community. Useful Internet resources are provided wherever applicable. Purchase this course
  • This course covers valuations ranging from businesses, bonds, preferred stock and common stock to real estate. Purchase this course