Shark Accounting - Building a Business by the Numbers!
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- Certificate of Completion
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- You will learn how much you have to sell to break even.
- The course will show you how expenses behave.
- In this short course you will learn the four ways to increase profit.
- The course will explain what numbers are more important that sales.
- This will show you how to discuss your business with funding sources.
- If you do not have any accounting background, please complete my Accounting in 60 Minutes on Udemy.com.
Starting a business? Could you go up against the shark venture capitalists that want to see if you understand you numbers? This course will not only prepare you for the sharks but it will help you see how the numbers can assist you to develop a successful venture. This is not a course about debits and credits. This is a course that guides you through the process of starting a profitable and sustainable business.
The course is taught with video lectures and instructional materials. The course can be completed in two hours.
This class not only prepares you to face bankers, venture capitalists and financial advisers but it also gets your business off to the right start.
Professor Vince is available to answer your questions. He respondes to your questions and messages within 72 hours.
- Business owners
- Business managers
- Business students
- Anyone wishing to start a business
If you are starting a business or thinking of starting a business, this douse is for you! This will enhance your entrepreneurial skills and make you a better business owner. This is also an insightful class for students of business and accounting. Most books and course about starting a business do not cover how the numbers work. Or they present confusing financial statements. This course shows how a business works in simple terms. It takes some accounting knowledge but you do not need to know debits and credits. If you are not familiar with the very basics of accounting, take a look at Vince's free course on Udemy entitled Accounting in 60 Minutes.
Vince explains how a business works by using the analogy of a chicken dinner. You will understand at the end of this lecture why every business is a chicken dinner! Based on this chicken dinner example, you will have the template to analyze any business that you are considering starting. And you will be able to use this analogy to better manage the business that you are in.
Forget sales! Concentrate on contribution margin! This is the key to making business decisions. If a business just tries to increase sales, they may be frustrated that profit does not go up proportionately. This lecture will change your focus as a business person. With this knowledge you can better develop your business strategies.
Don't be a worker in your business! Be the owner that you are! Most small businesses are really not businesses. They are simply the place where the "owner" works. If you do not account for your time, your financial statements will be misleading and your decision making will be flawed.
If your customers are not complaining about your proces, then you are not charging enough! This is a tough lesson. As a startup company you cannot afford to be the low cost leader. Consider you price structure when developing your business plan. This lecture will show you the enormous effect of increasing your prices by a very small percent.
How we make a profit can give you the tools for managing your business. A business is a dynamic entity and requires that you understand how costs behave and how profit is made. Business followed different strategies during the recent recession. Those who understood the consequences of those strategies have profited handsomely.
Accountants are often not familiar with concepts covered in this course. You need accountants for some things. What do you need them for and when should you look for other advisers? Accountants can summarize numbers, attest to statements and prepare tax returns. But if they are not familiar with how a company becomes profitable, they may not be able to give you the advice that you need.