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The Complete Introduction To Accounting and Finance

Are You An Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner?

Does Accounting Seem Overwhelming? 

Do Numbers And Financial Reports Confuse You?

Would You Like To Learn Accounting & Finance in a Fun & Easy Way?

If You Answered "Yes" To Any Of The Above, Look No Further.  This Is The Course For You.

Updated in July 2020 with new content.  

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  • You can ask me questions and see me respond to every single one of them thoroughly.   This is an interactive course.

  • You will are being taught by a professional with a proven track record of success.

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  • Recent review:

    "Excellent course. I was looking for an introductory course to accounting and finance as I am an investor in early stage startups, and accounting/finance always seems to be an area which is confusing for founders. Chris Benjamin definitely has used his real world experience and education to create a course which teaches entrepreneurs and startups everything they should know from the start about accounting and finance. Kudos. " - JT Lexington, Maven Capital

    What Do You & I Cover In This Course?

    This course teaches entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses all things business accounting and entrepreneurial finance related, A to Z.  Starting with an introduction to accounting concepts, we move into financial reports and how to create them, understand them and analyze them.  Bookkeepers, Accountants, CFO's and Business Owners alike would all benefit from this course. 

    Next, we learn about budgeting and forecasting.  Next we discuss growing your company, how to understand and analyze it using non conventional reports. 

    After growing your company, we talk about raising capital and what is involved and avenues you can take.  One section is devoted to the initial public offering process and the timing, costs and best business practices involved.

    Last, we discuss exit strategies and how to give your investors and yourself a payoff for your hard work.

    This course is truly a start to finish of accounting and finance.  At over 12 hours long, I wanted to make sure you will feel empowered and educated after taking the course. 

    I Will Help You Throughout The Course.

    At any point during the course if you are confused or need clarification, send me a message.  I'm here to help YOU the student, and I love interacting with you.  I've been in accounting & finance over 20 years and can most likely answer your question. 

    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.

     CLICK "BUY NOW"  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

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    financial statements

    My personal goal was to learn about the financial statements and those were covered well.

    More detail needed in explanations on preparing financial statements It really helped me Just did the first section, but it removed all my confusion on the various terminologies used in finance.

    Good, high-level overview of basic accounting and financial statements and the funding/fundraising discussions were on-par and at about the same level as the aforementioned topics.

    Chris' course provided exactly what I was looking for: an succinct, no-BS accounting refresher that explained the mechanics of financial statements, budgeting, and financing.

    I would have derived more value if there had been case studies of companies and financial statements that were actually worked out as part of the lecture I really liked how Chris explains about accounting without getting much involved in the details.

    It has been Empowering the way he explains the different pararmeteres that we need to know before going to the financial statements, wich are a bit complicated for me, but i trust that this course is going to help me understand them completely It may be a bit over my head, so I often have to slow him down and re-listen.

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    easy to follow

    Good course, easy to follow.

    It provides very clear, concise, and easy to follow explanations.

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    finance and accounting

    It gives you a high-level overview of the important finance and accounting knowledge you need in order to run your own business.

    wasn't too interested in the last 3 sections on finding investors and going public, but overall a nice intro to finance and accounting.

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    small business

    I am well informed to continue with my small business.

    I found the first few sections of the course helpful and applicable to my future career as a small business owner though the later sections felt a little too detailed for my needs.

    This course provides excellent material that is very appropriate to small business owners and entrepreneurs.

    As a new small business owner, I wanted better tools for keeping track of my finances other than just a spreadsheet of revenues and expenses, like I had in the past.

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    looking for

    More theory than what I was looking for.

    I'm currently struggling through a health care accounting course and was looking for something here that clearly laid out the basics and fundamentals of accounting.

    Exactly what I was looking for.

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    white board

    The only drawback, in my opinion, is my inability to see the white board and working through a complete example.

    The examples on the white board were really helpful in explaining the topic being discussed in a more visual manner.

    The writing on the white board behind you is completely illegible (that should be on the computerized white board).

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    explains things

    He explains things quickly, I can pause and type along so I can get hands on while watching!

    The instructor explains things very lucidly.

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    Rating 4.2 based on 154 ratings
    Length 9 total hours
    Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
    Cost $14
    From Udemy
    Instructor Chris Benjamin, MBA & CFO
    Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
    Language English
    Subjects Business
    Tags Business Finance Finance & Accounting Accounting & Bookkeeping

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