Understanding how the configuration (volume, loyalty, image, price, payment terms) of the customer base affects for example cash flow, short-term profitability and long-term market value
Understanding how their daily decisions impact the company strategically and financially
Learning basic business finance language and the logic of business – “how it works”
Continuously identifying improvements in the business processes
Knowing how their business generates profits today and how it will need to generate profits in the future
Understanding the meaning of working capital and how the use of assets and people affects the profitability
Understanding the meaning and and leverage effects of value and business drivers.
Key performance indicators
Profit and loss statement
Utilization of staff
Tangible and intangible assets
Participants of all levels can gain new skills or build on prior experience to:
Read and interpret financial statements
Identify critical elements affecting profitability
Analyze financial ratios and key performance indicators and make priorities accordingly.
Participants will explore the cause-and-effect relationships that govern a company’s financial statements – and develop an intrinsic business sense that will govern their future decisions in everyday work.
Celemi Apples & Oranges Service is available in Bahasa Indonesia, Bulgarian, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, English, Finnish, Japanese, Corean, Polish, Portugese (Brazil), Russian, Turkish.
Celemi Apples & Oranges™ brings financial statements to life through its simple, visual hands-on model of a company.
Participants form the incoming management team of A&O Inc. – an established company that is facing some tough challenges.
The team will track the company from mediocrity to excellence via a series of exercises designed to elucidate the foundation of business in a manufacturing company.
Teams learn how to monitor cash flow, make resource utilization, build a profitable customer base and measure results in the balance sheet and income statement.
Today, Business Acumen is a key competence and competitive advantage. Business acumen is, according us, commercial understanding applied. It is the ability to put knowledge into practice and make sound decisions.
Business Acumen includes:
Seeing the big picture: Understanding the business and the market and what drivers influence it.
Decision-making: Being able to make trade-offs of decisions, short and long-term.
Strategic thinking: Being apt to turning strategies into operational action.
Leading change: Be able to make change happen by aligning and empowering employees
Analytical thinking: Ability to analyze market data
Download our Whitepaper “Clarifying Business Acumen”