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Finance and Accounting for Startups and Entrepreneurs - Learn Accounting Easily!

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, MBA and CFO

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50 Videos (6h 33m)
    • Introduction Course Intro

      7:57
    • Accounting 101 Terminology

      17:23
    • Accounting 101 Debits and Credits

      5:37
    • Accounting 101 Assets

      6:43
    • Accounting 101 Liabilities

      7:29
    • Accounting 101 Equity Section

      20:01
    • Accounting 101 Expenses

      8:29
    • Accounting 101 Revenue & COGS

      8:46
    • Accounting For Fixed and Intang Assets

      16:02
    • Cost Acctg and Inventory Intro to Cost Accounting

      6:47
    • Cost Acctg and Inventory Direct Labor

      7:09
    • Cost Acctg and Inventory Direct Materials

      6:07
    • Cost Acctg and Inventory Overhead and Indirect Costs

      8:02
    • Cost Acctg and Inventory Inventory Accounting

      12:56
    • Fin Stmt Prep Balance Sheet Preparation

      8:07
    • Fin Stmt Prep Income Statement Preparation

      6:37
    • Fin Stmt Prep Statement of Cash Flows

      12:28
    • Fin Stmt Prep Statement of Equity Preparation

      5:29
    • Analyzing Fin Stmts Balance Sheet Analysis

      11:06
    • Analyzing Fin Stmts Income Statement Analysis

      11:59
    • Analyzing Fin Stmts Statement of Cash Flow Analysis

      5:33
    • Audited Financials How to Hire an Audit Firm

      6:47
    • Audited Financials From the Auditors Perspective

      5:08
    • Audited Financials Audit Process

      8:12
    • Addtl Financial Reporting Waterfall Report

      5:27
    • Addtl Financial Reporting Budget vs Actual

      4:19
    • Addtl Financial Reporting Budget to Actual Review

      5:59
    • Budgets and Forecasts Budgeting General Concepts

      8:36
    • Budgets and Forecasts Assumptions

      6:25
    • Budgets and Forecasts Income Statement Forecasting

      7:51
    • Budgets and Forecasts Balance Sheet Forecasting

      5:42
    • Budgets and Forecasts Statement of Cash Flow Forecasting

      6:06
    • Budgets and Forecasts Forecast Walkthru

      11:59
    • Raising Capital Raising Capital Where to Begin

      7:38
    • Raising Capital Valuation

      7:52
    • Raising Capital Avenues to Potential Investors

      9:09
    • Raising Capital Investment Process

      7:45
    • Raising Capital Presenting to Investors

      5:34
    • Raising Capital Term Sheets

      4:16
    • Raising Capital Post Funding

      4:18
    • Exit Strategies Types of Exit Strategies

      3:36
    • Exit Strategies Mergers and Acquisitions

      9:30
    • Exit Strategies Management Buy Out

      6:10
    • Exit Strategies Secondary Markets

      6:27
    • Going Public IPO Process

      11:23
    • Going Public Costs of an IPO

      5:35
    • Going Public Timeline of an IPO

      7:10
    • Going Public What an IPO means to the Company

      4:12
    • Going Public What IPO Means to Past Investors

      5:57
    • Conclusion

      3:34

About This Class

"Excellent course!

I was looking for an introductory course to accounting as I am an investor in early stage startups, and accounting/finance always seems to be an area which is confusing for founders. Chris Benjamin definitely has used his real world experience and education to create a course which teaches entrepreneurs and startups everything they should know from the start. Kudos!" - JT Lexington, Maven Capital

This course teaches entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses all things business accounting and entrepreneurial finance related, A to Z.  Starting with an introduction to accounting concepts, we move into financial reports and how to create them, understand them and analyze them.  

So what do we cover in the course?

As well we talk about budgeting and forecasting.  Next we discuss growing your company, how to understand and analyze it using non conventional reports. 

After growing your company, we talk about raising capital and what is involved and avenues you can take.  One section is devoted to the initial public offering process and the timing, costs and best business practices involved.

Last, we discuss exit strategies and how to give your investors and yourself a payoff for your hard work.

I will help you!

At any point during the course if you are confused or need clarification, send me a message! I'm here to help YOU the student, and I love interacting with you.  I've been in accounting & finance over 20 years and can most likely answer your question. 

 

Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO is a seasoned professional with over 20 years experience in accounting and finance.  Having spent the first 10 years of my career in corporate settings with both large and small companies, I learned a lot about the accounting process, managing accounting departments, financial reporting, external reporting to board of directors and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and working with external auditors.  

The following 10+ years I decided to go into CFO Consulting, working with growing companies and bringing CFO level experience to companies.  I help implement proper best business practices in accounting and finance, consult on implementation of accounting systems, implementing accounting procedures, while also still fulfilling the CFO roll for many of my clients which includes financial reporting, auditing, working with investors, financial analysis and much more.  

Thank you for signing up for this course. I look forward to being your instructor for this course and many more!

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, CFO & MBA

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