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One of the greatest sources of stress for small business owners is managing cash flow. 69% of business owners who have been kept up at night by concerns about cash flow.  More than half of U.S. businesses have lost $10,000 or more by foregoing a project or sales specifically due to issues created by insufficient cash flow.

This course shows you how to assess current and future cash flows. You learn techniques to increase cash flow and reduce dips in cash flow. I list critical sources of cash for businesses, along with the pros and cons of major sources.

I explain how to prepare a cash flow projection. You discover a company’s sustainable growth rate and how to increase it. I show you how leverage can increase growth, profit, and cash. Leverage also comes with risks and I explain how to manage those risks.

Course Key Concept: Cash flow statement, Cash flow projection, Cash flow forecast, Working capital, Cash conversion cycle, Loans, Debt, Equity, EBITDA, Free cash flow.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore ways to assess current and projected cash flows.
  • Discover methods to increase cash flow and reduce dips in cash flow.
  • Identify sources of cash for businesses.
Last updated/reviewed: June 23, 2021

9 Reviews (39 ratings)Reviews

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Anonymous Author
Great course offering perspective on the lifeblood of a business--cash. Thanks!
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Member's Profile
I really enjoyed Rob Stephens course on Managing Cash Flows. It seemed he covered all bases on how a company can improve and destroy its cash flow position by either effective or ineffective management. I too am a professional that manages the company's cash flow.
5
Member's Profile
The course is good and the instructor knowledgeable with good presentation skills. I found the information a little basic at times; however it is a broad and foundational course, so this is not unexpected.
5
Anonymous Author
Rob does a great job in the Managing Cash Flow course in discussing practical steps to take for increasing cash flow.
5
Anonymous Author
This was a thorough overview of the entire cash flow process and I really appreciated the section on managing cash.
5
Member's Profile
Good content. Straightforward information. Clear exam. Details the benefits of monitoring cash flow.
5
Anonymous Author
This course is a great refresher and tool to have for setting up your cash management tools.
5
Anonymous Author
Useful course for those working in or with small businesses. Thank you to the presenter.
5
Anonymous Author
Really good overview of this topic, with very useful tidbits.

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  4:50Introduction to Managing Cash Flow
  8:57Cash Flow Basics
WHERE BUSINESS GET CASH
  3:51Where Businesses get Cash
  6:00Cash Conversion Cycle
  2:31The Three Tanks of Cash
ANALYZING PAST CASH FLOW
  5:06Statement of Cash Flows
  6:28Metrics: Working Capital and Cash Conversion Cycle
  6:04Metrics: EBITDA and Free Cash Flows
  5:30Tips on Monitoring Cash
DEBT AND EQUITY FUNDING
  10:11Loans
  5:10Other Types of Debt
  4:52Equity
  3:41Everything in Between
THE ART OF MANAGING CASH
  6:42Benefits of Cash Flow Forecasts and Projection
  4:24Creating a Cash Flow Projection
  8:51Speed Up Cash Inflows
  7:02Slow Down Cash Outflows
  8:28Managing Debt and Equity
  9:39Managing Excess Cash
  6:59Cash and Growth
  4:24Conclusion
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  2:09:33Managing Cash Flow
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  PDFSlides: Managing Cash Flow
  PDFManaging Cash Flow Glossary/ Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM