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How To Recover From a Bad Financial Quarter or Year

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, MBA and CFO

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18 Videos (37m)
    • 040RFABQ Section 01a Course Introduction

      1:54
    • 040RFABQ Section 01b Instructor Introduction

      2:31
    • 040RFABQ Section 02a Overview and Introduction to What To Know

      2:21
    • 040RFABQ Section 02b Understand the Landscape

      2:17
    • 040RFABQ Section 02c Competition

      1:54
    • 040RFABQ Section 02d Economy

      2:03
    • 040RFABQ Section 02e Marketing

      2:05
    • 040RFABQ Section 02f Internal Factors

      1:08
    • 040RFABQ Section 03a Tips and Strategies Introduction

      0:35
    • 040RFABQ Section 03b Analyze What Went Wrong

      1:34
    • 040RFABQ Section 03c Revenue Growth Opportunities

      1:53
    • 040RFABQ Section 03d Expense Reduction

      2:25
    • 040RFABQ Section 03e Create a Plan of Action

      1:41
    • 040RFABQ Section 03f Execute and Revise

      2:14
    • 040RFABQ Section 04a Dos and Donts

      2:39
    • 040RFABQ Section 04b Case Studies

      4:31
    • 040RFABQ Section 04c Ten Point Checklist

      1:58
    • 040RFABQ Section 05a Course Conclusion

      1:44

About This Class

Learn from past results and turn your company around. Recover from a bad financial quarter and turn to profitability

** New Course for 2018! *

Part of running a company means dealing with the good and the bad.  Occasionally a bad quarter or year happens.  Sometimes it is due to internal factors, other times it is external factors that the company could not control.  Whatever the reason may be, when the bad financial quarters happen, its the management teams job to learn from the mistakes, make adjustments and turn the company back to good quarters again. 

In this course you will learn how to examine the results and determine the best course of action.  We will examine the company from all angles, and determine where we could be doing a better job, where we can implement new strategies and policies to be more profitable, and what we will do ongoing to ensure our success.  As well we will look at several case studies, and create an action plan.  By the end of this course, you will be ready to taken your a bad quarter and make the most of the knowledge learned. 

What We Do In The Course:  

  • Learn best practices for approval
  • Determine a process to follow
  • Understand the landscape of your business, the economy and competition
  • Look at marketing as a potential way to help recover
  • Look at internal and external factors to determine where issues may be
  • Find revenue growth opportunities and cost mitigation opportunities
  • Create an action plan and implement it
  • Review 3 case studies of companies who recovered from a bad quarter
  • And Much More!!

At any point if you have a question, please feel free to ask through the course forum, I'd be happy to answer any and all questions.  

Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO is a seasoned professional with over 20 years experience in accounting, finance, reducing costs, reducing expenses and increasing profits.  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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