Finance for Startups Series

Innovate Springfield


As leaders with budgeting responsibilities, you’re playing a vital role in your organization’s future. Understanding the intricacies of your organization's budget will enable you to pinpoint critical variables that impact profit, situating your company to successfully pursue business goals and create value. Each session is facilitated by Evelyn Ivy, CPA, and Founder of Lifestyle CPA LLC.

Session I: Thursday, May 7, 2020, from 3:00 PM-4:15 PM Finance for Startups

In this interactive session, participants will learn how to:

  • Understand and clearly communicate their financial model, cost structure and revenue streams
  • Articulate their business's financial position to stakeholders, bankers, and investors with confidence
  • The session will finish with an opportunity for Q & A

Session II: Thursday, May 21, 2020, from 3:00 PM-4:15 PM Scaling Your Finances for Growth

In this interactive session, participants will learn how to:

  • Create accurate operating budgets designed to achieve business goals
  • Build and analyze your business budgets
  • Use budgeting to help determine your organization's strategic direction.

Session III: Thursday, June 11, 2020, from 3:00 PM-4:15 PM Getting Your Numbers in Order

In this interactive session, participants will learn how to:

  • Gain Laser focus by knowing what you require of your business
  • Jumpstart your business planning process
  • Creating a yardstick in which to measure ideas.

Session IV: Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 3:00 PM-4:15 PM Creating a Business that Funds Your Financial Future

In this interactive session, participants will learn how to:

  • Evaluate their business ideas for success potential
  • Focus on the most profitable ideas
  • Proactively eliminate good ideas: Good ideas are silent killers of business because there are good enough to implement but potentially destructive to the business

Cost: Event attendance is free.


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