I have spoken frequently over the last 25 years on a variety of business and corporate finance subjects. We often focus on the term Business FinanceWe describe Business Finance as the core of business finance principles that drive superior performance and that can be integrated into your everyday business decision making. because we believe that a specific focus on the strategic elements of business finance is the primary driver of improved business performance.
In the Spring, 2011, I conducted a half-day Cash Flow Workshop, It’s Almost Midnight. Do You Know Where Your Cash Is? to educate non-finance executives in the middle market about Cash Flow … how to measure it, manage it … and most importantly, how to increase it. We benefited from a great group of prominent North Bay companies who sponsored this event, and with our Extended Learning program, helped a lot of middle market companies understand some of the practical strategies and techniques to significantly improve cash flow.
During the Annual Wine Industry Financial Symposium, I presented a 90 minute workshop, Practical Strategies to Improve Cash Flow, at the Wine Industry Financial Symposium in Napa ,California in September 2010. Although it is very difficult to convert our full-motion and interactive presentations to a text-based document, we have provided this simplified How to Build a High Performance business file as a visual summary. Some of that material may also be seen in our Financial Adrenaline video series. You’ll also find this summary of one of the primary financial themes at this Symposium.
Much of our focus today is exemplified by our Financial Adrenaline video series. You can also visit our Strategic Finance page to view the extensive audio, video and written materials on this subject.
In the throes of the most devastating recession in our lifetimes, and mine is longer than most, I organized the North Bay Business Journal conference in the Fall, 2008. The deeply experienced experts on our panel addressed the importance of strategy and forecasting; key financial drivers, metrics and cost-reduction approaches; how to minimize and manage financial risk; and access points and parameters for various types of capital.