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Author: Kody Myers

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What Does a Financial Analyst Do?

Nov 9, 2017 / by Kody Myers

What does a financial analyst do?

Financial analysts analyze financial information, develop financial models, and make recommendations based on an empirical understanding of a business. Financial analysis is a broad field and financial analysts work in corporations, non-profits, investment funds, banks, and governments.

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Bolster Your Business Finances with a Financial Model!

Dec 14, 2016 / by Kody Myers

If you followed the advice of one of our earlier blog posts and built your own financial model, you’re probably wondering what to do with it. For starters, if you’re a startup or small business that’s experiencing high growth, you should be updating your financial model on a regular basis.  If your company is more established, you can probably get away with updating it quarterly, semiannually or even yearly. Give your financial model the love and attention it deserves, and here’s why:

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Tags: Finance, Startup

Do The Math: 4 Financial Metrics Your Business Should Track

Nov 4, 2016 / by Kody Myers

Having worked closely with many CEOs across several industries and growth stages, it’s become clear to us that each business has unique nuances it must focus on. People who make broad statements like, “These are the financial numbers EVERY business needs to know” are casting a very wide net and not considering your business’s unique needs.

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Pitch Perfect: How to Build a Pitch Deck

Jul 27, 2016 / by Kody Myers

What is a Pitch Deck?

Every business has a story; use your pitch deck to tell that story in a clear and compelling way.  Pitch decks should be a convincing presentation of the problem your company is solving, while also being highly engaging and entertaining.  These tips will help you build pitch decks to attract and maintain interest from investors.

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Tags: Startup

How to Build a Basic Financial Model [Template Included]

Jun 16, 2016 / by Kody Myers

[Download the financial model template at the bottom of this article]. This blog also appeared on VentureApp, which saves businesses time and money finding the vendors they need.

The word “model” is often tossed around the business world, evoking complicated and intimidating visual images to those unfamiliar with them. But instead of depending on your “friend with an MBA” to back you up, any business owner can and should know the basics of financial modeling.  So what is a financial model exactly?

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