Entrepreneurial Finance (6 hrs)

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Entrepreneurial Finance: Small Business Financial Management Basics

This VIDEO COURSE comes from recordings of an Entrepreneurial Finance class the author teaches to MBA students at a university. The class provides a financial overview of the entrepreneurial journey from startup to operational decisions to exit planning. You’ll hear from a business banker guest speaker who explains what lenders look at when deciding whether to make a loan to a small business.

You’ll learn:

  • Why and how entrepreneurs start companies.
  • Business structure selection
  • Sources of cash
  • Financial struggles of small businesses
  • Small business cash flow management
  • The financial components of a business plan
  • Strategic planning
  • Key small business financial metrics
  • Pricing and profitability analysis
  • Risk management
  • Exit planning

The author, Rob Stephens, has been the CFO, SVP of Finance, or Director of Operations at multiple small and medium-sized companies.

Course information

Price: $59

This course is included in our Mega CPE Subscription.

Course No. S004
Format: Online video with final exam
Instructional Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation:None
Level: Overview
CPE Credit: 6 Hrs.
Field of Study: Finance: Technical
Course expiration:  You have one year from date of purchase to complete the course.
Course Revision Date: September 2023


Entrepreneurial Finance Course Objectives

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the definitions of marginal costs and marginal profitability
  • Identify how to use a cost-volume-profit analysis and breakeven analysis
  • Identify the pros and cons of using marginal profitability analysis, activity-based costing, and traditional full absorption costing.
  • Identify the following key factors to profitability: cannibalization, excess capacity, and step-fixed costs
  • Recognize the best uses for marginal profitability analysis

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