The Basic Financial Documents for a Business - Let's Talk Finance 1
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This topic can be used with the Personal to Business Accounting segment of Constellation Brands' Let's Talk Finance program
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Introduction to Balance Sheets

Using a home purchase to illustrate assets, liabilities and owner's equity.
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Khan Academy video of balance sheets. Great introduction using pictures

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5 minute Guide to understanding a Cash Flow Statement

5 minute Guide to understanding a Cash Flow Statement | The Basic Financial Documents for a Business - Let's Talk Finance 1 | Scoop.it
What is a Cashflow statement? It shows how the business spent the cash it earned during the period and is usually the easiest financial statement to understand. Essentially, it is a reconciliation ...
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Another simple explanation of the things that affect the cash position of a business.

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Why Apple Should Follow IBM's Successful Turnaround Story

Why Apple Should Follow IBM's Successful Turnaround Story | The Basic Financial Documents for a Business - Let's Talk Finance 1 | Scoop.it
Milunovich draws parallels between IBM and Apple for a more prosaic reason: Both companies produce stunning amounts of free cash flow, thanks to returns on invested capital (ROIC) that exceed 30%. In fact, while IBM's ...
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Interesting story about how some tech companies are dealing with a strong cash flow position. Apple has billions in cash and has been facing increased pressure from its investors to return some of that as dividends. As the author of this piece notes, this has been done by others in the high tech world.

How does this issue relate to Constellation Brands' business position?

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Cash Accounting

Simple example of cash accounting
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Good visual way of explaining accruals. Something a lot of people struggle to understand.

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10 minute Guide to understanding a Balance Sheet

10 minute Guide to understanding a Balance Sheet | The Basic Financial Documents for a Business - Let's Talk Finance 1 | Scoop.it
What is a Balance Sheet? It is simply a statement of a company's assets and liabilities at any given point in time. It's the most useful document in understanding a company's financial strength and...
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Good, simple explanation of the different items on a balance sheet using Apple's balance sheet as an example.

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