Class Overview

Entrepreneurial Finance Certificate | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

One of the leading causes of failure for small businesses is a lack of financial knowledge and fundamentals.

During our Entrepreneurial Finance Certificate program, you'll gain a deeper understanding of financial concepts and accounting processes, learn how to use financial information in decision making, get the basics of managing cash, learn about funding sources, and more.

This program is comprised of the following courses:

Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers
Learn financial concepts and processes that will aid you in making effective decisions using financial information.

Cash is King
Cash is arguably the most important factor in business success and it's the non-financial manager who really makes a difference in the day-to-day cash activities.

Funding Your Business
Come explore your business's financial feasibility in three areas: start-up or expansion, profits, and cash.

At the end of this program, you'll have the financial skills needed to maximize your chances of business success.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will:

  • Know financial terminology and concepts
  • Understand the accounting cycle
  • Understand debits and credits as well as journals
  • Know how to create and interpret financial statements
  • Know how budgets are built
  • Have information on reading financial reports and understanding the financial picture
  • Understand your company’s cash activities and your own role in improving cash flow
  • Be able to reveal cash needs based on a three-year estimate of cash sources and uses
  • Know how to consider cash management ideas to improve cash flow through improved business activities
  • Be able to consider potential external cash sources and ways to approach them for funding
  • Understand your own financial goals and your business’s ability to help you reach those goals
  • Have a financial plan to build your business through internal profits
  • Be able to reveal cash needs based on a three-year estimate of cash sources and uses
  • Know how to evaluate potential cash sources to support business operations

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Non-finance professionals who would like to have a better understanding of basic budgeting and financial processes
  • Small business owners looking for guidance on bookkeeping fundamentals

Session Details

  • Class ID: 5935
  • Instructor: Sharon deFonteny and Jodie Trana
  • When: 9/4/18-11/30/18
  • Total Number of Hours: 48
  • Where: Online
  • Fee: $495