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Create a Robust Financial Plan for Your Business

Master the key fundamentals of your business’ finances, using a model that builds a comprehensive business plan for you.

Create a Robust Financial Plan for Your Business

Get a masterclass in how to build a financial plan for your business

Having a credible financial plan lets you determine your business’ fundamental underpinnings – and is key to long-term business success.

On this expert business course, you’ll you’ll get an in-depth insight into how to create a complete financial model that will cover your entire financial plan.

You’ll be given examples of what sound business planning looks like, and learn to build this best-practise into your model.

The model encompasses revenue (forecasting revenue monthly for up to three years), staffing (allowing you to plan out positions, hire dates, and salaries), and expenses (with everything flowing into your financial statements). It will also automatically generate your income and cash flow statements.

You’ll create a model that lets you enter the numbers, and watch the plan emerge organically. You’ll come away able to plan for business – and prepare for success.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Financial planning
  • Revenue forecasting
  • Understanding financial statements
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Staffing plan
  • Key financial indicators / metrics and what they mean

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Create a justified revenue forecast that will stand up to investor scrutiny.
  • Explain what Gross Margin is and why it’s vitally important to understanding.
  • Build a staffing plan, and assess when to use contractors and hire staff.
  • Accurately predict your Max Negative Cash Flow and why it’s important to track it closely.
  • Explain the difference between Operating Profit and Gross Margin and how each plays into the long term health and growth potential of your business.
  • Identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in order to drive your business forward and scale.
  • Reflect on how to eliminate any fears you may have about dealing with business financials.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at entrepreneurs who already own a business, or are considering starting one.

The course features both English and Spanish subtitles.

Who will you learn with?

Ken Burke, the founder of EntrepreneurNOW, is a serial entrepreneur in the high-tech industry and recently sold his eCommerce software company which generated 2 billion in online sales per year.

Who developed the course?

The EntrepreneurNOW! Network (ENN)

The EntrepreneurNOW! Network (ENN) is dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and corporate business managers on starting, running and growing successful businesses. Our mission is to positively impact the lives of entrepreneurs by allowing them to learn a wide range of business strategies that are key to running a successful business. All of these strategies come directly from very experienced entrepreneurs who have run successful businesses and learned so much in the process.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime

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