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Free resources to improve your financial literacy

The Financial Education Team's goal is to empower business owners through improved financial literacy. There is a direct link between financial literacy and business success so we have curated a range of helpful resources to help you continue your financial education. If you have any questions about theses resources or want to know more about financial education, please contact us.

VIDEO SERIES: FIVE COMMON CASH FLOW MISTAKES

Failing to manage cash flow is one of the most common (yet avoidable) mistakes business owners make. Check out our video series and get some great tips on how to avoid a cash flow crisis.

EBOOK: STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE YOUR CASH FLOW

This eBook covers the importance of proper cash flow management, essential levers you can pull to improve your cash flow position as well as strategies to better manage the flow of cash in and out of your business.

ARTICLE: SEVEN STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING CASH FLOW

Read our seven proven strategies for improving cash flow in your business. Our Financial Educators have outlined the seven strategies we teach in our workshops and business growth programs.

VIDEO: OUR SPECIALISED CASH FLOW FORECASTING TOOL

Want to build a cash flow forecast? BDO's Financial Education team have built a specialised online tool to help business owners forecast cash flow for the next 90 days (and beyond). Watch the video to learn more.

QUIZ: TEST YOUR LEVEL OF FINANCIAL LITERACY

This quiz is designed for business leaders and tests your understanding of financial terminology, accounting concepts, financial reports, cash flow and key financial drivers in a small business.

ARTICLE: IS YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARDS FINANCES HOLDING YOUR BUSINESS BACK?

Thousands of small businesses enter and leave our economy each year. While every business is different, there are common attitudes towards money that underpin success.

ARTICLE: HOW TO CREATE A BUSINESS BUDGET IN FOUR STEPS

Every successful business needs a budget. In four simple steps, learn how to build a budget whose top line revenue delivers a bottom-line profit.

ARTICLE: THE SECRET LANGUAGE BEHIND SUCCESSFUL SMALL BUSINESSES

Making decisions that will impact your business can be extremely difficult. To make more informed business decisions, you need an understanding of your numbers.

EBOOK: THE SIX STAGES OF BUSINESS GROWTH

There are six growth stages in a business lifecycle. Curious about which stage your business is currently in? This eBook explains the characteristics of the business and the business owner at each stage.

ARTICLE: KEY FINANCIAL METRICS FOR MEASURING MARKETING PERFORMANCE

Measuring marketing effectiveness through key financial metric of customer acquisition cost, customer retention rate and customer lifetime value.

ARTICLE: CRITICAL LEADERSHIP SKILLS ALL SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS NEED

The secret to great leadership isn’t hiding in the latest book or blog. The single most important quality in a great leader is their level of emotional intelligence.

ARTICLE: SIX REASONS TO BUILD SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES IN YOUR BUSINESS

Read six reasons why investing in formally documenting business systems and processes makes good financial sense for small business owners.