Financial Poise Webinars
Practical and entertaining education for business owners and executives, Accredited Investors, and their legal and financial advisors.

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Where Did All My Profits Go? Mastering the Concept of Working Capital

Premiere Date: 06/06/2019 3:00pm

The Concept Of Working Capital

Stated simply, Working Capital = Current Assets – Current Liabilities. This equation helps a company (and its financing sources) understand whether it has enough short term cash inflows to cover its short term cash outflows, also referred to as liquidity.

But it’s not as simple as that. And, because it is the elemental center of cash flow, which in turn is the lifeblood of any business, it deserves much attention.

Understanding the various parts of working capital will allow you to develop a plan for taming your working capital and, instead, have it work for you. In this webinar you will learn what parts of the balance sheet make up working capital and what actions cause the most problems with cash flow. It also covers best practices for managing working capital that will allow you to avoid working capital issues that can negatively impact cash flow, tax acceleration and make financing difficult to find.

This webinar is delivered in Plain English, understandable to you even if you are not a Business Law Specialist. It brings you into an engaging, even sometimes humorous, conversation designed to entertain as it teaches. And, it is specifically designed to be viewed as a stand-alone webinar, meaning that you do not have to view the other webinars in the series to get a lot out of it.


The KPI – Cash Flow Modeling and Projections

Premiere Date: 05/09/2019 3:00pm

Cash Flow Modeling and Projections

You can chase a lot of financial measures of your business, but nothing stacks up to cash flow. Like a boat captain on a rough sea, being able to see what is coming at you financially is absolutely invaluable.

Cash flow models are the absolute go-to tool for reviewing companies in distress, yet they are also invaluable to venture capitalist who must manage long range investments as well as fast growth. This webinar discusses the basic components of a cash flow model, why it is weekly and not monthly and why 13 weeks is the usual length. This webinar also discusses what type of data is best for making an efficient and practical cash flow model, as well as best practices for reporting and pitfalls associated with modeling and balance roll forwards.

This webinar is delivered in Plain English, understandable to you even if you do are not a Business Law Specialist. It brings you into an engaging, even sometimes humorous, conversation designed to entertain as it teaches. And, it is specifically designed to be viewed as a stand-alone webinar, meaning that you do not have to view the other webinars in the series to get a lot out of it.


How to Read a Balance Sheet – And Why You Care!

Premiere Date: 04/04/2019 3:00pm

How To Read A Balance Sheet

A balance sheet provides a snapshot of a company’s assets, liabilities, and equity. It is one of several major financial statements used to manage a business, and is a critical due diligence item used by lenders and investors in deciding whether to provide capital to a business. This webinar explains the basics of understanding a balance sheet and puts it in context by also touching on the other key financial statements.

This webinar is delivered in Plain English, understandable to you even if you are not a Business Law Specialist. It brings you into an engaging, even sometimes humorous, conversation designed to entertain as it teaches. And, it is specifically designed to be viewed as a stand-alone webinar, meaning that you do not have to view the other webinars in the series to get a lot out of it.


EBITDA and Other Scary Words

Premiere Date: 03/07/2019 3:00pm

EBITDA and Other Scary Words

This webinar explores the ins and outs of financial language and how you can navigate the seeming labyrinth of a language that can sound foreign and in some ways counterintuitive. This webinar teaches the correct use of EBIT, EBITDA and EBITDAR while also dealing with concepts like Cap Rate vs. Capital Cost. This webinar also sheds light on issues with ROI and Payback among other valuation tools and explain what a Cash Conversion Cycle looks like for your business.

This webinar is delivered in Plain English, understandable to you even if you are not a Business Law Specialist. It brings you into an engaging, even sometimes humorous, conversation designed to entertain as it teaches. And, it is specifically designed to be viewed as a stand-alone webinar, meaning that you do not have to view the other webinars in the series to get a lot out of it.