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New to corporate life: What to focus on and why?

James joined his dream company, directly after graduation. He was full of energy and enthusiasm and proud to be working for such a reputed name. However, all of this died down as he started struggling to complete the tasks that he was assigned with. He wasn’t given time to learn on the ground and was expected to perform from day one.

Minority Interests vs Minority Investors

If you have ever looked at the Balance sheet of large companies, you would often find this line item Minority Interest on the liabilities section.

They look something like below:

Credit Analyst Careers

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Freelancing: The new world labor order

The last few years have been anything but dull. The economic cycle has turned for good, the technological disruptions are happening at a faster pace than ever, the money is getting poured into electric cars, self-driving cars, artificial intelligence like anything.

Gives you a clear picture of what the world would eventually look like, only questions unanswered are how and when.

PowerPoint hack: Using the SLIDE MASTER

Lets say you are creating a PowerPoint presentation for a meeting.

The meeting is about to start in next 5 mins.

You review the final presentation once before putting it up on the big screen.

And guess what – you realize there is something that you forgot to do.

Valuation Fundamentals

As a financial/business/valuation analyst, many times we have to spend a considerable amount of time trying to find the VALUE of companies.

There are many different aspects of value – different terms get used synonymously and often causes a lot of confusion.

MBA Finance as a Career Path

All organisations rely on finance for their survival. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance seeks to provide expertise on the acquisition and allotment of a company's financial resources, as well as its control and management. MBA in Finance provides candidates with a wide range of opportunities, whether they are new to the financial world or even when they have prior experience as well.

Excel Automation: Creating an Index sheet in a Workbook

You may have worked on an Excel workbook with just 3 or 4 worksheets in them.

In those workbooks, navigating between worksheets is relatively easy.

Right?

Weighted Average Cost of Capital

When we want to do valuation of any company using the Discounted Cash Flows valuation, we need to calculate a cost of capital.

The cost of capital is simply the expected return that investors (both debt and equity) 

Visualization Charts in Excel

Microsoft Excel can be a great tool for visualization purposes. There are some very powerful charts functionalities inbuilt in Excel, that can be used to depict numbers visually.

Let us look at some of those interest charts that are already available to use at the click of a button.

Pre-money vs Post-money valuation

As an Entrepreneur, you often have to negotiate on your company valuation.

This is especially true when you are looking to raise new funding from investors.

To get your funding, you need to mutually agree on the potential valuation of your company.

Excel productivity hack - Navigating between sheets

In one our earlier blogs, we discussed how to create an Index/TOC sheet in an Excel workbook.

Don’t recall? No worries, read it again here.

Got it now. Great!

Basics of Financial Statements

Have you ever seen a Financial Statement of a company and left wondering what is it all about?

For professionals who don’t come from an accounting or finance background, it can be quite overwhelming as such.

Why Should Entrepreneurs Learn Business Finance?

Financial literacy is absolutely essential for entrepreneurs and business founders. Most entrepreneurs are aware of this, but as a survey by Intuit Canada shows, there is a big gap between what entrepreneurs should know about finance and what they really know.

Continuous Learning: Why Is It Important for Millennials?

Millennials are the best educated generation ever. Most young people these days have a college degree; many have a Masters in their chosen field, some have an MBA and a few even have PhDs.

An average Millennial by the time he or she is 32, will have been in at least four different jobs.

Financial Analyst Career Prospects – What to Expect?

Noticed those smartly dressed men and women on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business? They are financial analysts, and among the best paid professionals in the industry. So you want to become a financial analyst too? Great! Here’s what you can expect.