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Tips to combat your fear of finance

The finance report is in. Numbers are going up and numbers are going down. Turn the page. More numbers. Turn the page. And you just feel blank. Sometimes fear sets in as the expectation for your participation grows beyond your perceived capability. Maybe no-one will ask you what you think, or maybe they will. Getting…
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Add value in business meetings, join the finance discussion.

What is one of the easiest ways to get a good understanding of accounting and finance fundamentals? I am frequently asked this question by non-accountant business professionals who want to be part of the finance discussion in business meetings. Many managers and executives won’t dip a toe in the water and comment on the numbers…
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The Balance Sheet should not be the poor cousin

The other day I had a concerned phone call from a friend about the financials of her business. “Something isn’t right, but I just don’t know what”, she said. After a brief silence I responded. “Have you checked your balance sheet?” From that point, a little can of worms opened. Whether you’re a savvy small…
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