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Unit 2: Managing Financial Resources and Decisions

Sources of finance

Explore the sources of finance available to a business

Range of sources: sources for different businesses, long term such as share capital, retained
earnings, loans, third-party investment, short/medium term such as hire purchase and
leasing, working capital stock control, cash management, debtor factoring

Implications of choices: legal, financial and dilution of control implications, bankruptcy
Choosing a source: advantages and disadvantages of different sources, suitability for
purpose eg matching of term of finance to term of project

Suggested Reading

Management of Finance

Accounting for Non-accounting Students

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Finance Links

Cashflow
The Biz/ed guide to studying Cash Flow in Business.
Ratios
Ratio analysis of the accounts of Cameron Balloons.
Current Assets and Liabilities
Worksheet Current Assets and Liabilities

Books

Accounts Demystified - Buy it - A very good finance book covering a range of financial issues, including financial resources, sources of finance and measuring financial performance. Very useful for Unit 2. Buy it from amazon.co.uk.

HNC/HND Business Core Unit 2: Managing Financial Resources: Study Text (2000) - Buy it - Part of the HNC/HND business series, this text on managing finance and information features a blend of topic coverage and practice opportunities with BTEC guidelines, key definitions, timed activities, and topics for class discussion. It is suitable for both classroom and individual study. Buy it from amazon.co.uk

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