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Business 101: Cash Flow Analysis For Small Business

Free Cash Flow Statement Included & Free Funding Ebook! Learn how to learn, interpret and analyze Cash Flow reports
Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO
1,329 students enrolled
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Cash Flow Statement Reading
Cash Flow Analysis
Transaction Classification
Incoming Cash Analysis
Outgoing Cash Analysis
Decision Making Based On Results
Future Cash Flow Planning
And Much More!

Business 101: Cash Flow Analysis For Small Business

*** Updated May 2019 with new content! ***

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Xing J says  “Chris definitely is a pro when it comes to cash flow financial analysis”

Alex D says “The cash flow statement has definitely been a struggle for me in the past.  Now it all makes so much more sense.  Thank you for the clarity!”

As a business owner, cash flow is one of, if not THE, most important aspect of your company.  Cash is King as they say! Learn how to track your cash flow using the Statement of Cash Flows, and gain a better understanding of where the money is coming from and where it is going.

In this course we will go through an entire Statement of Cash Flows so you can understand each section.  Not just what is included, but how numbers are interpreted and why certain line items exist.  By the end of the course you will be an expert at reading cash flow statements!

By the end of this course, you will feel empowered and be a cash flow statement pro!!

You will learn how to:

  • Understand the pluses and minuses 

  • Understand what is included in the Operations section

  • Understand what is included in the Financing section

  • Understand what is included in the Investing section

  • Interpret the results of your cash flow statement

  • Read the sample cash flow statement included

  • And Much More!

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I have also included a copy of my ebook “Fund Your Startup by Chris Benjamin” which you will find as a download in the last lecture.  Learn your options for funding, where to find investors, how to wow them, and lastly the must do steps to successful funding!

About The Instructor

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 on Udemy. I look forward to being your instructor for this course and many more!

Chris Benjamin, Instructor, CFO & MBA


Course Introduction

Course introduction by the instructor to Analyzing Cash Flow Statements For Your Small Business

Instructor Introduction
Introduction to the instructor Chris Benjamin, MBA and CFO.  Discussion of his background and experience which apply to the course content. 
Course Reviews and Feedback System

What To Know About Reading and Analyzing a Cash Flow Statement

Introduction to What To Know about Analyzing Cash Flow Statements

An introduction about what you will need to know about analyzing cash flow statements. 

Not Always an Intuitive Financial Statement

A discussion about how the statement of cash flows is not the most intuitive statement to read. 

Cash Flow from Operations

A look at what is included in the cash flows from operations section. 

Cash Flow from Financing

A look at what is included in the cash flows from financing section. 

Cash Flow from Investing

A look at what is included in the cash flows from investing section. 


How to reconcile your statement of cash flows. 

What To Do When Analyzing a Cash Flow Statement

Leverage Your Accounting Software

How to leverage your accounting software to make it easier to prepare a statement of cash flows. 

More Detail Is Better Than Less

A discussion about the level of detail used on a statement of cash flows. 

Compare To Previous Periods

How to compare to previous periods 

Look for Effciencies

How to find business efficiencies by using the statement of cash flows

Increasing Cash Flow

Ways to increase your cash flow 

Additional Information and Case Studies

10 Point Checklist for Analyzing Cash Flow Statements

10 points you should do when analyzing a statement of cash flows. 

Sample Cash Flow Statement Analysis

An overview of a sample statement of cash flows. 

Course Conclusion

Course Conclusion

Course wrap up and discussion of what was learned and the major take aways from the course. 

Time For You To Review a Cash Flow Statement
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