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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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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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Two Ways To Know Your R.O.I is A.O.K.

An investment in a business should yield more than a bank certificate of deposit which should yield more than stuffing cash in your mattress.  We need a way to compare the investment return across asset classes. The profitability financial indicators … Continue reading

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How to Understand Your Business Operating Ratios

Do you know the information value of operating, liquidity, profitability and leverage ratios? The most important indicators on a business financial dashboard are operating ratios, also known as asset management ratios.  The ability to turn fixed assets, raw materials and … Continue reading

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Are You Scared? How To Make Business Decisions With Confidence

The drive for self-preservation is one of the strongest decision filters.  The natural drive to grapple or flee can influence our business choices.  We view our environment through a filter of survival when we feel threatened or unsafe.  Past experiences … Continue reading

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How to Manage Your Mood to Improve Decision Making Ability

Are you sunny or are you blue?  That’s either the title to a really bad song from the ’70’s or a serious question every business leader should ask before making a decision.  Let’s take a look at your mood filter. … Continue reading

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