Category Archives: Executive Coaching

How to Calculate the Net Present Value (NPV) of a Capital Investment

How can you identify the most financially attractive investment? Make the right choice and your business will bloom with new revenue and added value. Make the wrong choice and you will spend years untangling from an unwise investment and incurring … Continue reading

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How To Calculate An Internal Rate of Return (IRR)

There are three primary methods of evaluating the financial return of a capital investment. You can look at a static or pro forma return on investment (ROI), an internal rate of return (IRR) or the net present value (NPV) of … Continue reading

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How to Calculate a Capital Investment Return (ROI)

You have a plan to strategically invest your business capital. You want growth in sales and value for your company and you have identified one or more opportunities to deploy your company’s cash and accomplish your business objectives. How can … Continue reading

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The Best Ways to Get a Business Finance and Accounting Education

Do you trust your accountant and finance manager? Image via Wikipedia A vast majority of them are trustworthy and reliable. However, business history is full of cases where people in charge of the company purse abused their position of trust through accounting … Continue reading

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Financial Statement Portraits: Are You Over Exposed?

What do photography and business financial statements have in common?  Each captures an image; landscapes for digital artists and financial landscapes for business executives. Financial statements are either snapshots or time lapsed accounting images. The balance sheet captures a moment … Continue reading

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When is an Accounting Cycle Like a Unicycle?

What is an accounting cycle? You may have asked yourself this question at some point in your business career.  The next question may have been why do I need to know this? An accounting cycle is not like other cycles … Continue reading

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Who is the Father of Accounting?

Where did we get the financial record keeping system we use today?  Who said debits means left and credits means right? And why are these serious looking guys dressed up in 15th century costumes? Double entry record keeping is the … Continue reading

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