Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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Silver Spring Library 
900 Wayne Ave
3rd Floor Meeting Room
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Washington DC SCORE 

Finance 101 For Startups (Half Day) Sponsored By HSBC- 10/31/19 - C0001 


For self-employed business owners: Gain a solid grounding in finance to properly manage your business by looking at the numbers. Practice your knowledge with hands on exercises to help ensure you understand financial management. Please make sure to bring a calculator with you. 

This condensed half-day session is an intermediate level workshop: Attendees should have prior exposure to and basic understanding of accounting financial information. 

Learning Objectives include:

  • Know how to setup a Chart of Accounts for your business

  • Identify the five major groups of accounts that comprise the accounting model

  • Understand the structure of three financial statements: Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cash Flows

  • Know how to read and analyze financial statements with ratios, horizontal and vertical analysis

Instructor Bio:

Matt Evans is a retired professional with 30+ years of experience as an Accountant, Controller, Business Analyst and Project Manager. He holds three professional certifications: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified in Financial Management. Mr. Evans has worked in all three sectors of the economy (private, public and non-profit) including serving as a Senior Advisor in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has extensive experience in the field of financial management including evaluating major investments, budgeting, forecasting, and financial modeling. His educational background includes Six Sigma Green Belt, Corporate Finance at the Wharton Business School and Cost Management at J. L. Kellogg School of Management.

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NOTE:  For Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) customers:  This workshop is being co-sponsored by MCPL , SCORE and HSBC.  MCPL customers are encouraged to register for this workshop on the Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Registration Site. The first 10 registrants will be admitted at no charge.  Once MCPL registration is full, MCPL Library customers will be placed on the MCPL waiting list.  MCPL staff will contact you if there are cancellations.  As an alternative, MCPL Library Card holders may register for this workshop via the link above and opt to pay the full charge.