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Business Finance | The Big River | Chapter 1 – We’re Making Money. Why Are We Broke?

The Big River series is a 12 part installment about a company desperately seeking cash to fuel their growth and the struggles they face trying to find it. “We’re broke,” Tom mumbled to himself. Tom Sampson is the controller of Ace Business Stuff and was reviewing his latest calculations about their cash flow. “What do you mean, we’re broke?” Tom looked up sheepishly to see John Wilson standing in his doorway. He fingered his collar and turned t…

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Business Finance | The Big River | Chapter 3 – What if our loan collateral doesn’t cut it?

The Big River series is a 12 part installment about a company desperately seeking cash to fuel their growth and the struggles they face trying to find it. Tom Sampson, the controller for Ace Business Stuff, was in his office considering how to explain to John Wilson, the Company’s CEO, the issues related to the Company’s borrowing capacity and the weaknesses in the Company’s Balance Sheet. Tom pulled together several schedules for his meeting w…

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Business Finance | The Big River | Chapter 4 – What happens if we need an outside investor?

The Big River series is a 12 part installment about a company desperately seeking cash to fuel their growth and the struggles they face trying to find it. John Wilson, CEO of Ace Business Stuff, was thinking about several of the issues that he discussed earlier that day with his controller, Tom Sampson, and what Tom told him: “Giving our customers an additional 30 days to pay, relaxing collections and neglecting the sale of inventory alre…

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Business Finance | The Big River | Chapter 2 – No Cash? Can we borrow what we need?

The Big River series is a 12 part installment about a company desperately seeking cash to fuel their growth and the struggles they face trying to find it. What happens if we run out of cash? “John, are you ready for our meeting? We said yesterday that we were going to meet to go over our financial projections and review a possible bank proposal.” “I’ll be right there, Tom,” John Wilson, company CEO said to his controller. John reflected o…

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Business Finance | What’s the value of my company?

…_____________ TO BE CONTINUED … This is Part 5 of a 12 part series called the “Big River“. The Big River signifies the growth path that so many companies follow, or are seeking, and the dangers that lurk along the shoreline as the Big River races forward trying to consume everything in its path. Next week, an important valuation framework is included to help you understand the most important concepts that effect company valuatio…

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Business Finance | Valuation | What kind of investor do I need?

A Weekly Business Finance series for Non-Finance Executives! “Financial Adrenaline” is a term we love around here because it reflects our commitment to help you turbocharge your business with practical tips and techniques to improve free cash flow, the lifeblood of business. As a further extension of our Financial Adrenaline program, we’re going to share a new Business Finance Tip every Wednesday specifically for those business executives…

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Get ALL of our publications on your Amazon Kindle

We’re excited to share with you that Sword Tips, the Exkalibur blog AND all of the e-books published by Exkalibur University are now available for your Kindle on the Amazon web site. I love the traditional publishing industry … BUT As much as I’ve loved and supported the “paper” book industry – and I often long to put one in my hands when I see traditional books in the hands of others – I’ve mostly come over t…

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Subscribers Only | Complimentary E-Books

From time to time, Exkalibur publishes e-books on timely topics. These E-books cover practical strategies to help you build a successful business across the landscape of the three most critical elements of your business: Strategy, Finance and Leadership. We supplement those important categories with other tips and techniques to help you succeed and become a successful leader, including Personal Productivity, G overnance, Communication … an…

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Complimentary E-Books

From time to time, Exkalibur publishes e-books on timely topics. These e-books cover practical strategies to help you build a successful business across the landscape of the three most critical elements of your business: Leadership, Productivity & Accountability. We supplement those important categories with other tips and techniques to help you succeed and become a successful leader, focusing on Strategy and Finance … and much more. When y…

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Lewis & Clark didn’t load the canoe with Mojitos!

What Does It Take to be a Great Leader? Every Tuesday, we’re sharing valuable and practical leadership tips and tools to help you BE a better leader so you can BECOME a better leader. Remember … you won’t BECOME a better leader until you start BEING a better leader … implementing NOW the changes necessary to adopt the proven strategies of successful leaders. You might start by building on the communication matrix and mak…

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