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Finance 101 for Entrepreneurs

Self-Paced3 Course Hours | 12 Weeks
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Finance 101 for Entrepreneurs


This completely online and self-paced one-module course utilizes Inc. Magazine's prize-winning editorial content to introduce basic concepts of finance, including startup financing; pricing; cash flow; and financial ratios. The focus is on providing practical, hands-on advice to entrepreneurs and small-business people, including video segments with analysis and commentary from industry-leading practitioners and subject matter experts. The course also offers real-world examples, how-to lists and advice, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material.

Included with your course is a six-month complimentary subscription to Inc. Magazine. Your subscription will start with the current issue. Inc. Magazine publishes 6 issues a year.


  • PMI PDUs: 3
    • Leadership PDUs: 0.25
      • Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 1.5
        • Technical PM PDUs: 1.25
          • IACET CEUs: 0.3
            • HRCI Credits: 3
              • SHRM PDCs: 3


                • Mobile-friendly
                • Audio-enabled
                • Badge and credit-awarding
                • Real-world case studies
                • Fully accessible
                • Games & Flashcards
                • Expert-supported
                • Video content

                learning Outcomes

                • Articulate the key principles of financial management
                • Read and understand a financial statement
                • Distinguish between the most common types of startup financing
                • Explain the difference between fixed and variable costs
                • Devise a pricing strategy for your company's product or service
                • Use cash budgeting to anticipate possible cash-flow problems
                • Identify the most important financial ratios, and explain the significance of each
                • Articulate strategies for maintaining a positive cash flow
                • Perform a break-even analysis and explain its importance to your strategic planning
                • Discuss budgeting approaches that can be taken during an economic downturn
                • Explain the factors and metrics that should be taken into account when evaluating a possible acquisition

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