Self-Study Course Details
Course Description

In this course, Rob Stephens, CPA will provide a financial overview of the entrepreneurial journey from startup to operational decisions to exit planning. You will also hear from a business banker guest speaker who explains what lenders look at when deciding whether to make a loan to a small business.  

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the sources of cash for a small business.
  • Explore types of business structures.
  • Recognize key financial components of business plans and strategic planning.
  • Discover the lending criteria for business loans.
  • Explore how to assess the profitability of pricing changes.
Prerequisites
  • Basic understanding of cash flow concepts.
Advanced Preparation

None

Author Details
  • Robert Stephens
    Robert Stephens

    Rob Stephens is the Founder of CFO Perspective, where he provides financial consulting and education to small businesses.  He has been quoted in Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Business Insider, Business News Daily, and many other news sources. Rob has a 20-year career that includes serving as CFO for two banks and a health clinic system.  He was also Director of Operations at a $4 Billion bank and SVP of Finance of a $2 Billion credit union, where he was Program Manager of an investment advisory group with $170 Million in assets under management.  Rob is an adjunct instructor for the MBA program at Gonzaga University.

    Rob holds a Masters of Science in Personal Financial Planning and a Graduate Certificate in Financial Therapy from Kansas State University.  He received a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington and is a CPA.

NASBA Sponsor
  • National Registry of CPE Sponsors for the QAS self-study delivery method
    Encoursa is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: NASBAregistry.org.

$79.00

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