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Business Finance



BUSINESS FINANCE ESSENTIALS: HOW TO READ A FINANCIAL STATEMENT

In sports, the stat sheet shows who won and lost, as well as how or why each team won or lost. These numbers also tell coaches and players what they're doing right and what they need to work on. In the world of business, that stat sheet is known as the financial statement¡Xor simply "the financials." The financials tell the owner or manager the same thing: what you're doing right, what you need to work on and how your stats compare to your competitor's. This video covers the basics of reading and understanding a financial statement.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2015 / () / 20 minutes

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BUSINESS FINANCE ESSENTIALS: RATIO ANALYSIS

You can't build a house without the right measuring tools to ensure that the structure is sound and won't collapse: tape measures, protractors and levels are used to tell construction workers and architects how much material is needed and where everything goes. In the business world, the measuring tools are called financial ratios, and they help you evaluate a financial statement. By learning how to calculate and analyze specific ratios, you can evaluate trends, determine how healthy a business is, and have key indicators as to how the business is performing. They also allow you to make financial comparisons between companies. This video covers the ratios most commonly used to analyze a business.

DVD (Closed Captioned) / 2015 / () / 19 minutes

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CROWDFUNDING AND GRANTS: REACHING YOUR FINANCIAL GOAL

For many people, the hardest and most overwhelming part of preparing a grant request or crowdfunding campaign is the budget. This program breaks down the basics of what a budget should include, as well as how to create budgets that are clear and realistic. Areas discussed include the budget narrative, direct costs, shared costs or in-kind contributions, and matching grants. This program also explores what makes a successful crowdfunding campaign, from understanding the funding platform rules and fees to creating a pitch video and using social media to grow your base of supporters and donors. There is an art to knowing just what perks to offer donors for their various levels of support, and winning a grant often has more to do with building solid fiscal relationships than the merits of the project alone. This program is essential viewing if you are trying to raise money for that dream project!

DVD / 2014 / () / 18 minutes

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BALANCE SHEET BARRIER 2013, THE

The basics of business finance

This light-hearted remake of our world-famous programme will take the fear out of financial documents. We know finance may not be every manager's favourite topic, so this video makes basic finance not only understandable, but enjoyable too.

The Balance Sheet Barrier is centred around two contrasting characters: Rita (Dawn French), a streetwise factory owner who watches the figures like a hawk, and Julian (John Cleese), a stuffy business director who pretends to know the financial side of a business, but really doesn't.

Rita may work in a wooden shed in Brixton, but she is able to explain how money goes around a business, and how to track and measure by understanding financial documents, in everyday language.

Julian has previously been too embarrassed to admit his lack of financial knowledge, but he learns from Rita the difference between key financial documents, and how to use them to track where money is in a business. If you have any Julians in your business who need to overcome the balance sheet barrier, this training video will teach them financial basics in plain English, with no financial jargon.


DVD / 2013 / () / 30 minutes

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ACCOUNTING & FINANCE CLIPS 2: SOURCES OF FINANCE

CLIP 1: SOURCES OF FINANCE - AN INTRODUCTION (9 mins)
How does a business choose between different sources of finance? Is it always better to get money from inside the company than get an overdraft or loan or to sell shares in the firm? And what are the pros and cons of selling assets to raise finance?

CLIP 2: SOURCES OF FINANCE: DIVINE CHOCOLATE (5 mins)
Divine Chocolate found its funding in a novel way - by giving an ownership stake to the cocoa farmers which supply its beans. This source of finance fits well with the fair trade company's social mission. But the company's also strong on financial discipline: it employs invoice discounting and is tough on slow payers.

CLIP 3: SOURCE OF FINANCE: BROMPTON BICYCLE (5 mins)
Famous British bike manufacturer Brompton Bicycle prefers not to go looking for external sources of finance. For Brompton choosing a source of finance is all about control. Investors in search of short-term profits may divert them from their long-term goal of producing top quality bikes - though they're ready to take a loan rather than miss a business opportunity. Also: the difficult art of setting prices and the impact on their business of external factors.

CLIP 4: FINANCING A START-UP: CLIMATECARS (5 mins)
How green taxi firm Climatecars found its start-up finance. The company's 22-year old founder got his business off the ground by raising ¢G150,000 from family and friends. He needed still more money - and to get this he pitched his business plan to a roomful of "business angels". But has he given away too much ownership of his business?


DVD / 2011 / () / 24 minutes

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ACCOUNTING & FINANCE CLIPS 5: INVESTMENT DECISIONS & CONTRIBUTION

CLIP 1: WHAT IS INVESTMENT APPRAISAL? (7 mins)
Among the most critical decisions companies have to make are investment decisions - whether buying new machinery or taking over another company. This clip examines the different investment appraisal techniques companies use to help them make those decisions. Payback, profit, and opportunity cost are all important factors companies consider - but the figures rarely tell the whole story.

CLIP 2: INVESTMENT DECISIONS AT ACME WHISTLES (5 mins)
British manufacturer Acme Whistles prides itself on a cautious approach to spending and borrows as little money as possible. So how does it decide on whether investing in a new piece of machinery is worth it? It's not enough for the machine to work more efficiently - how will it benefit the business?

CLIP 3: CONTRIBUTION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? (10 mins)
A business may make a wide range of products. But how does it work out which products are making the biggest (or smallest) contribution to its profits? This process involves calculating variable and fixed costs - and this can be used to work out the contribution of individual shops and departments, too. But in the real world these calculations are never easy.

CLIP 4: CASE STUDIES IN CONTRIBUTION (6 mins)
How does calculating contribution help decision-making in a business? The clip presents the examples - the viewer is invited to consider the pros and cons. A print shop has to decide whether a job is worth taking on even though it's below its normal rates. Should a computer business axe its internet cafe because it isn't making a profit - or keep the cafe going because of its knock-on benefits to the rest of the business?

Relevant financial documents included on DVD


DVD / 2011 / () / 28 minutes

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ACCOUNTING & FINANCE CLIPS 7: DEPRECIATION, OBJECTIVES & STRATEGY

Clips explain and illustrate key topics in finance using a variety of case study examples.

CLIP 1: FINANCIAL OBJECTIVES: INTRODUCTION (7 mins)
To achieve their long-term aims, businesses set themselves objectives - stepping stones to their aims. Manufacturing boss Stephen Maynard's key objective is growth. ROCE - return on capital employed - is a vital calculation. Maynard sets specific financial targets for his business - but they rarely go as planned. Another of his objectives is to keep costs down - but does he sometimes go too far? And how do ethical considerations affect his objectives?

CLIP 2: OBJECTIVES IN CONFICT (7 mins)
What happens when there is conflict over objectives inside a business? Blakeway Ltd's objective is to maximise profits. But is there a conflict between what the shareholders want - short-term profits - and the long-term interests of the business? Meanwhile, in small business Logical Friends, accountant Bee sees controlling spending as a key objective. She also wants to protect their assets - in the shape of the houses the business owns. But MD Harry's key objective is growth and he wants to sell the houses. There is a confrontation and sparks fly.

CLIP 3: FINANCIAL OBJECTIVES AT ACME WHISTLES (6 mins)
When Simon Topman joined British manufacturer Acme Whistles he brought a new, more rigorous approach to its finances. "Everything we do has a financial objective to it," he says, "everything!" Financial objectives come with financial targets - for example they aim to achieve not less than 10% on turnover, 12% on capital employed. Fall below their targets and they take corrective action. But not everything it does is in line with its financial objectives - some things, says Simon, are just "nice to do."

CLIP 4: FINANCIAL STRATEGY (7 mins)
A firm's financial strategy is how a firm organises its finances to meet its financial objectives. Inevitably a major part of a firm's financial strategy is how it funds itself to meet its objectives. Does it need short-term or long-term finance? Does it opt for external or internal funding? You need to keep costs down on the one hand, but invest on the other. The clip compares and contrasts the financial strategies of the fast-growing Tossed salad bar chain with electronics manufacturer Blakeway Ltd.

CLIP 5: DEPRECIATION (7 mins)
A company buys an expensive piece of machinery - in accounting terms, a fixed asset, but also a cost to the business. The machinery loses value over time and the company's accounts spreads its cost over this period. This is called depreciation. This simple guide explains the two main ways depreciation is calculated - straight line and declining balance depreciation.


DVD / 2011 / () / 34 minutes

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LEARNING A LA CARTE: UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL INFORMATION

If you find financial information and reports a bit difficult to understand, this is an ideal program to gain a basic understanding of common terminology. Peter Quarry, psychologist, interviews Glenyce Johnson, Managing Director of Peregrine Adventures about the ten most commonly used terms and how it relates to the business.

Training Points
~ Budget
~ Profit & Loss Statement
~ Profit
~ The Bottom Line
~ Forecasts
~ Cash Flow
~ Assets & Liabilities
~ Balance Sheet
~ Debtors & Creditors
~ KPIs - Key Performance Indicators


DVD / 2010 / () / 13 minutes

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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Featuring JPMorgan Chase

Small businesses are an important part of the U.S. economy. According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses employ about half of the private work force and provide three quarters of the new jobs added to the economy each year. Still, every year tens of thousands of small businesses fail. For any small business, finding a reliable financial institution is a necessity of staying viable. The relationship between small businesses and their financial institution could never be more important than it is today.


DVD / 2007 / (Grades 9-12, College, Adult) / Approx. 7 minutes

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MANAGING FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Featuring The Second City

If you decide to come visit The Second City Chicago, you're guaranteed a hilarious night of sketch comedy. From your first ticket purchase on their website to your final decision to buy a Second City t-shirt on your way out of the theater, The Second City business aims to please, compel and play with the consumer. As much as any business looking to grow, The Second City must keep on top of finances, so the audience can keep rolling in the aisles.


DVD / 2007 / (Grades 9-12, College, Adult) / Approx. 4 minutes

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SDS FINANCE MODULE 10: RAISING CAPITAL

Pretend you're a pirate in the Lesser Antilles and you want to raise capital to buy a new ship to raid along the Mexican coast. Drop anchor as we explain cash flow and capital budgeting, and make your pirate dreams come true.

Topics Covered
~ Net investment cash outlay (NICO)
~ Operating cash flow
~ Net disposal cash flow
~ Depreciation
~ MACRS
~ Evaluation
~ Capital budgeting for replacement


DVD / 2005 / (Grade 12 or above) / 26 minutes

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STANDARD DEVIANTS SCHOOL FINANCE MODULE 5: DIVERSIFICATION

Learn why "diversification" is the nicest thing you can say to an investor, and why two funny sounding names, Beta and CAP-M, are music to investor's ears.

Topics Covered
~ CAPM
~ Beta
~ Required rate of return
~ Market risk premium
~ Security market line
~ Risk-free rate


DVD / 2005 / (Grades 12 or above) / 26 minutes

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STANDARD DEVIANTS SCHOOL FINANCE MODULE 6: BONDS

The program show you why bonds are super investments. You'll learn all about coupons, par values, maturities, discounts, yields, and premiums.

Topics Covered
~ Bonds
~ Par value
~ Coupon payment
~ Maturity
~ Bond present value
~ Discount & premium bonds
~ Yield-to-maturity (YTM)
~ Preferred stock


DVD / 2005 / (Grades 12 or above) / 26 minutes

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STANDARD DEVIANTS SCHOOL FINANCE MODULE 7: IMPORTANT CONCEPTS

The program continue their mission to explore strange new financial concepts, to seek out new stocks and new diversifications, to boldly split infinitives as everyone has done before.

Topics Covered
~ Common stock
~ Dividend
~ Present value
~ Gordon Growth Model
~ Expected value
~ Supernormal growth
~ Cost of capital
~ Weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
~ Cost of Debt


DVD / 2005 / (Grades 12 or above) / 26 minutes

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STANDARD DEVIANTS SCHOOL FINANCE MODULE 8: COST

This program is all about cost. You'll learn cost of capital, cost of debt, cost of preferred stock and the cost of retained earnings.

Topics Covered
~ Cost of preferred stock
~ Cost of retained earnings
~ Discounted cash flow
~ Cost of issuing common stock
~ Weighted average cost of capital (WACC)
~ Marginal cost of capital
~ Capital budgeting


DVD / 2005 / (Grades 12 or above) / 26 minutes

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STANDARD DEVIANTS SCHOOL FINANCE MODULE 9: CORPORATE FINANCE

Find out what you and big-wig companies have in common. Here's a quick peek. Both you and companies worry about budgets and projects. But do you worry about them the same way?

Topics Covered
~ 3 types of capital projects
~ Capital budgeting
~ Payback method
~ Discounted payback method
~ Net present value (NPV)
~ Internal rate of return (IRR)
~ Modified internal rate of return (MIRR)
~ Cash flow


DVD / 2005 / (Grades 12 or above) / 26 minutes

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FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF BUSINESS

Money and the management of money are the driving force behind all profitable businesses. This Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation explores the role of financing marketing and business endeavors. Students will be shown common business calculations and formulas to compute price, profit, costs and break-even points. The presentation also focuses on showing students how to interpret data found in financial charts and graphs.

CD-ROM (Win, PowerPoint Presentation (59 slides)) / 2004 / () /

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BUSINESS DYNAMICS: FINANCE - PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

During the 1990's, tech stocks became hot properties that no investor wanted to pass up. But the inevitable downward slide seriously damaged investors who did not diversify their portfolios. Portfolio management is the key to protecting your assets as an investor. A balance portfolio protects the investor by diversifying risk. The underlying principle for risk and return is that investments with higher returns carry higher risks. The tech stock crash provided a good lesson for investors: portfolio management.

DVD / 2002 / (Grades 9-12, College, Adult) / 15 minutes

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BANKRUPTCY & FINANCIAL LAWS

This presentation will discuss bankruptcy and financial law. Different forms of bankruptcy, from personal to corporate, will be covered. Students will also learn about financial laws, policies and regulations, and how these affect industry. Lastly, students will hear stories about the penalties of not complying with financial laws, policies and regulations.

CD-ROM (Win, PowerPoint Presentation (62 slides)) / / () /

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COST, PROFIT AND BREAK-EVEN: STRIKING A BALANCE BETWEEN RESOURCES

Featuring John Cleese and John Bird.

To enable managers to control the relationship between cost, price and volume.

Three factors determine profit - cost, price and volume. What isn't so simple is balancing the relationship between the three.

If the mere mention of fixed and variable costs, break-even points, contribution, depreciation, or marginal and total absorption costing, brings a glazed look to your eyes it is likely that you need to see this witty and brilliantly simple explanation! Using plain English and humour, this programme will teach those with no prior knowledge of finance how to calculate costs and to understand the importance of controlling expenditure and revenue.
The key outcomes
~ Learn how costs are calculated and their effect on your business
~ Learn how to manage finances more effectively


DVD / / () / 23 minutes

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FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

This presentation covers a wide range of topics on financial documents such as storage of important and confidential documents, and the importance of utilizing these documents. Students will become acquainted with different types of financial documents and their significance in the professional environment. Examples, descriptions and functions for the six categories of financial documents are given in addition to the basic financial ratios used in financial analysis, which give an organization the fundamentals to be successful.

CD-ROM (Win, PowerPoint Presentation (45 slides)) / / () /

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