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Build a realistic financial forecast
2h 17min

Build a realistic financial forecast

Learn the basics of financial forecasting for startups, including how to construct key financial statements, such as the Cash Flow Statement and the Profit and Loss Statement. Hear directly from founders about the challenges of financial forecasting and discover their top tips. This course includes a worked example and a Financial Forecasting Tool that you can download and use to build your own financial forecasts.
2h 17min

Learn - core concepts

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This is the first of a series of four films on the topic of startup financial forecasting and provides an introduction t ...
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This is the second in our series of four films on the topic of startup financial forecasting and it provides an example ...
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This is the third in our series of four films on the topic of startup financial forecasting and it provides an introduct ...
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This is the fourth in our series of four films on the topic of startup financial forecasting and it provides an introduc ...
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A 2-page downloadable summary that explains the highlights of the Cash Flow Statement using an example and how the state ...
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8min
A 2-page downloadable summary that explains the highlights of the Profit & Loss Statement using an example and how t ...
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5min
When it comes to finance, different countries, territories and even companies use completely different words to mean the ...

Hear - advice from founders

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Several startup founders discuss the importance of financial forecasting, share the lessons that they have learnt along ...

Explore - optional knowledge from the web

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Learn about the time value of money and how to determine the value of your business using The Net Present Value method.
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Profit Margins can tell you a lot about a business and how to improve its performance. This film examines the Net Profit ...
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Until you have sales revenue, you will need to find other sources of cash. This film explains the basics of where to get ...
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A simple explanation of the difference between loans and overdrafts and the benefits of each.
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Value Added Tax (VAT) is something we are all familiar with, but it can be confusing to understand the first time you en ...
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It pays to understand the history of accounting in order to understand its importance. In this short text and the accomp ...
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Pricing is more art than science. This film presents insights from some of the great minds of economics and psychology t ...
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After watching this film you should have a much greater appreciation of the value of marketing. Robert Dolan of Harvard ...

Apply - tools and examples

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A simple-to-use spreadsheet that takes you through the process of building your sales, costs and investment forecasts an ...
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Play this fun game to test your knowledge of the different terms you might encounter on the Profit & Loss Statement.