Course Description

“Understanding Financial Statements” is Part 2 of the Balance Sheets & Beyond three-part class series – each class a building block towards the development of a strong financial foundation, an understanding of the numbers and financial statements that drive business decisions, and strategies for using financial statements as a business management tool.  Spreadsheet tools will be provided to ensure participants learn by doing – allowing businesses to apply lessons learned from each session to their own financial situation.

When you receive your bank statements, Profit & Loss statements, and Balance Sheets, do you know how to interpret the information?

This class is designed to help business owners and managers who want to learn about the methods and/or accuracy of their financial records and understand their financial statements.

Course Outline

  • Understanding your financial statements
  • Understanding cash flow
  • The difference between income and cash flow
  • Cash flow projections for business and inventory management, sales goal planning and expense management
  • Understanding your Profit & Loss Statement

Learner Outcomes

  • Create/utilize an accurate system for managing financial information
  • Set up a simple cash flow projection
  • Understand your P&L as a tool to track business progress
  • Assess the current position of your business through financial reports
  • Set financial goals for the current and next fiscal year, as well as long-term


The "Balance Sheets & Beyond" series is the Path to Managing Your Small Business Finances.  The course divided into three classes:

  1. Building Your Business Financial Foundation
  2. Understanding and Managing Your Financial Statements
  3. Using Your Financial Statements to Make Better Business Decisions

Enroll in all three classes and save 15%

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Section Title
Balance Sheets & Beyond Part 2: Understanding Financial Statements
Online - Fixed Date
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Jun 30, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Hosting Center
  • UGA SBDC Webinars
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $39.00
  • Art Reid
Section Notes

All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Cheryl Greenerl at morrow@georgiasbdc.org or call (678) 466-5100.

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