Financial insights for Startups

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Cash flow is where the essential properties of a business model are determined.

Do the quiz and check if you understand the importance of cash flow for your business model.

Understand which models are successful applied by Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Symantic, vmware, RealDolmen, Cegeka, A.C.A. IT Solutions, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Netsuite, Constant Contact, Amazon, 99designs, Zalando, Elance, Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, Yelp, Yahoo! and Google

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  • Profit is an opinion, balance sheet is a picture but cash flow is the name of the game
  • Financial insights for Startups

    1. 1. Financial insights for Startups Omar Mohout 26.04.14© sirris | www.sirris.be | info@sirris.be |
    2. 2. Question 1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5
    3. 3. Profit is the difference between income and expenses
    4. 4. Profit is the difference between income and expenses WRONG
    5. 5. Question 2Q1 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6
    6. 6. Bankruptcy has nothing to do with profit or loss
    7. 7. Bankruptcy has nothing to do with profit or loss CORRECT
    8. 8. Question 3 Q4 Q5Q2Q3 Q6 Q7
    9. 9. Cash is an indicator of how healthy a business is
    10. 10. Cash is an indicator of how healthy a business is WRONG
    11. 11. Question 4 Q5Q3Q1 Q2 Q6 Q7 Q8
    12. 12. Depreciation and profit are objective parameters
    13. 13. Depreciation and profit are objective parameters WRONG
    14. 14. Question 5 Q6Q4Q2 Q3 Q7 Q8 Q9Q1
    15. 15. Profit is fiscally inspired
    16. 16. Profit is fiscally inspired CORRECT
    17. 17. Question 6 Q7Q5Q3 Q4 Q8 Q9 Q10Q2
    18. 18. The majority of companies try to make the lowest profit possible
    19. 19. The majority of companies try to make the lowest profit possible WRONG
    20. 20. Question 7 Q8Q6Q4 Q5 Q9 Q10Q3
    21. 21. Profit can be manipulated
    22. 22. Profit can be manipulated CORRECT
    23. 23. Question 8 Q9Q7Q5 Q6 Q10Q4
    24. 24. A client with a solvability ratio of 40% can always pays invoices
    25. 25. A client with a solvability ratio of 40% can always pays invoices WRONG
    26. 26. Question 9 Q10Q8Q6 Q7Q5
    27. 27. Most companies give free loans
    28. 28. Most companies give free loans CORRECT
    29. 29. Question 10Q9Q7 Q8Q6
    30. 30. A company with lots of cash on the balance sheet will not have cash problems
    31. 31. A company with lots of cash on the balance sheet will not have cash problems WRONG
    32. 32. CASH FLOW is more important than your mother
    33. 33. Cash flow is where the essential properties of a business model are determined  On-premise  PAY NOW (client-bootstrap)  Services  PAY SOON (bank-bootstrap)  SaaS  PAY LATER (reverse-bootstrap)  Escrow  PAY FIRST (supplier-bootstrap)  Power law  PAY NEVER (VC-bootstrap)
    34. 34. COST OF SALES is the name of the game
    35. 35. +32 474 711 368 omar.mohout@sirris.be Omar Mohout, Growth Engineer 26.04.14© sirris | www.sirris.be | info@sirris.be |

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