Category Archives: Finance

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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Four Essential Accounting Principles For Executives

Many business executives have a hole in their basic accounting education. Either they forgot what they learned in b-school or never got formal accounting training. A business leader that doesn’t know what they don’t know is in a dangerous position. … Continue reading

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How to Evaluate Your Company Against Time and Rivals

Is your business trending up and beating the competition? It is critical to understand how your company is performing before making any capital investment, formulating business plans or borrowing money.  What you don’t know is dangerous territory for making important … Continue reading

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How is Your Financial Teeter Totter? Understanding Business Leverage Ratios

Do you remember riding the teeter totter at the park when you were a kid?  The hard wooden seat attached to the metal pole with the flaking paint of many colors.  The advantage always went to the heavier person who … Continue reading

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