Arthur M. Blank School
The Blank School engages Babson community members and leads research to create entrepreneurial leaders.
Everything the non-financial founder needs to know about raising and managing capital to build value. How do I build pro forma financial statements? How much money should I raise? Who should I raise it from and how? How do I deploy capital once I have it? In this course, students have the opportunity to explore financial accounting basics, building pro forma financials, managing working capital, raising capital, and deploying capital in entrepreneurial ventures.
This course is designed for any founder who knows that they need to understand numbers to improve their chances for success.
In this self-paced online course, you will learn financial essentials to help start your business. The course will demystify financial statements, raising money, and putting money to work building value.
Through a series of short videos, examples, quizzes, and an eBook, you will be taken through a journey that will result in understanding the three financial statements, how cash moves through the business, how to estimate how much cash you need to raise, the sources of cash, how to prepare for and raise funds, and how to evaluate projects when cash is a constraining factor.
This module focuses on the fundamentals of financial accounting with an emphasis on understanding how money flows through a business.
Course Module Objectives:
How much capital does your company need? What sources of capital are available? What are their motivations and expectations? What will you have to give up? These and other important questions will be answered in Module 2.
Course Module 2 Objectives:
Should you expand manufacturing? Should you buy that new piece of equipment? Should you open a new location? Scaling can be as challenging as starting. With capital as a constraint, making a poor decision can be quite costly. Module 3 focuses on understanding the decision-making tools at your disposal to assist with capital budgeting and decision making.
Course Module 3 Objectives:
Learn the basic tools and decision techniques for making capital budgeting decisions
This program is led by Angelo Santinelli, an adjunct professor at Babson College, where he teaches numerous courses in entrepreneurship and seved as the faculty director of the Babson Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs. With more than 30 years of experience as an operator, investor, and educator, he is an experienced leader and innovator in creating business strategy and delivering results. Santinelli also is an experienced board member and advisor to CEOs helping them build enduring business value.
All Babson Executive Education programs are taught in English. To participate, we ask that you can speak, read, and write English to get the most out of our programs.
Babson Executive Education works with organizations and professionals around the world to turn ideas and challenges into opportunity. Babson cultivates an entrepreneurial mindset that is the basis for many of the world’s most innovative businesses and leaders.
Our programs are about more than theory; they’re about action, and equipping you with the practical tools and strategies necessary to have an immediate impact on your organization or business.
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