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Budgeting & Forecasting
Financial Forecasting Using Percent of Sales | Improving the Budgeting Process | Don't Forget to Use Expected Values in Your Forecasts | Considerations for Budgeting Software |

Capital Management
What is Your Cost of Capital | Calculating Weighted Average Cost of Capital | Capital Structure Theory | Capital Structure Analysis Using EBIT/EPS |

Cash Flow Management
Basic Cash Flow Management | Quick Tips for Improving Cash Flow | Cash Support for Sales Growth | Basic Accounts Receivable Management |

Competitive Intelligence
The Importance of Competitive Intelligence | Collecting Competitive Intelligence the Easy Way | Competitive Intelligence: An International Perspective | Organizing the Competitive Intelligence Effort | Leveraging Competitive Intelligence

Controlling Costs
A Better Approach to Cost Control: ABC | Why Implement Activity Based Costing?

Decision Making
Major Pitfalls in the Decision Making Process | Key Elements to Effective Decision Making | Learning to Think | How to Brainstorm | To Blink or Not Blink | The Power of Crowdsourcing

Economic Value Added
What is Economic Value Added? | Four Steps to Calculating EVA | Making EVA Work | The EVA Momentum Ratio

Financing
What are Effective Interest Rates? | The Cost of Financing Inventories | What is Operating Leverage? | What is Zero Working Capital | The IPO Process | Can Wall Street Learn Something from Islamic Finance

Human Resource Management
Metrics for Human Resource Management | Cross Functional Teams | What is Matrix Management | Measuring Returns on HR Capital | The 360 Degree Evaluation Process | Reintroducing the Human Factor | Performance through People | The Smart Organization - Part 1 | The Smart Organization - Part 2 | Humanizing the Financial Mindset | Elevating the HR Function - Part 1 | Elevating the HR Function - Part 2 | What People Need are Coaches - Part 1 | What People Need are Coaches - Part 2 | Neuro Linguistic Programming - Part 1 | Neuro Linguistic Programming - Part 2 | The ABC's of Competency Models | Motivation as a Value Driver | Why Games Belong in the Workplace | Science Explains Creativity

Intellectual Capital
Global Economics and Intellectual Capital | Recognizing Intellectual Capital | What is Intellectual Capital

Organizational Development
Turnarounds for Distressed Companies | Strategic Planning: First Step in the Balanced Scorecard | The Importance of Knowledge Management | SWOT Analysis the Baldrige Way | Let's Define Best Practices | Elements of Sustainability | The Art of Game Theory | Appreciating 'Appreciative Inquiry' - Part 1 | Appreciating 'Appreciative Inquiry' - Part 2 | Is Knowledge Really Power? | Creating Creativity - Part 1 | Creating Creativity - Part 2 | The Challenges of Becoming Customer Focused | Managing Complexity

Performance Measurement
Basic Foundation Behind a Performance Measurement System | Design Steps in Building a Performance System | What are Critical Success Factors | Examples of Key Performance Indicators | Matching Financial Metrics with Strategies and Cycles | The Balanced Scorecard: Measuring Real Sources of Value | The Power of the Scorecard | Balanced Scorecard's for NonProfits and NGO's | Basics of Benchmarking | Integrated Performance Measurement | Balancing the Balanced Scorecard | The E2K Metric | It's Time to Start Measuring Leadership |

Process Improvement
Improve Accounts Payables with P Cards | Reaching for the Six Sigma | Value through the Supply Chain | Focusing on the Process - Part 1 | Focusing on the Process - Part 2 | Avoiding Six Sigma Sickness |

Project Evaluations
Basic Economics for Capital Budgeting Analysis | What is Internal Rate of Return | Using Discounted Payback | Using Decision Trees |

Project Management
| Five Common Challenges to Managing Projects | Completing a Feasibility Study |

Ratio Analysis
Cash Flow Ratios | Accounts Receivable Ratio Analysis | Asset Ratio Analysis | Accounts Payable Ratio Analysis | Managing Return on Equity | Profitability Ratios | Operating Cost Ratios | Measuring Sustainable Growth | Using Z Score to Assess Bankruptcies

Risk Management
Step 1 in Risk Management: Take a Profile | Step 2 in Risk Management: Categorize Your Risk | Using Insurance to Manage Risk | Managing Foreign Exchange Rate Risk | Countering Black Swans

Technology
What is a Data Warehouse? | eFinance Part 1: Basic Concepts | eFinance Part 2: Key Components | The XBRL Revolution | Comprehending the IT Challenge | Leveraging Knowledge Management | Is Web Services the Next Big Thing? | Start Thinking in Nano's | Welcome to the World of Complex Adaptive Systems

Value Based Management
Valuations of Mergers and Acquisitions | Underlying Sources of Value: Innovation and Speed | Lease Valuations | Focus on Free Cash Flow, Not EBITDA | Valuation of Customers - Part 1 | Valuation of Customers - Part 2 | Lessons from the Entrepreneur - Part 1 | Lessons from the Entrepreneur - Part 2 | Lessons from the Entrepreneur - Part 3 | Intangibles over Tangibles | The VDF Tool | From Shareholder Value to Stakeholder Value | Value through Strategy | Value through Innovation | Value through Ethical Behavior | Value through Leadership | Value through Marketing | Value through Information | How Small Companies Can Think Big | The Death of EBITDA