Free workshops offered on financial management for existing businesses – Red Bluff Daily News

The Butte College Small Business Development Center presents a Financial Management Workshop Series for Existing Businesses, a free 4-week series.

The workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, and 26 at Butte College Glenn County Center, 1366 Cortina Drive, Orland. Although free, participants must register to attend.

This series is designed to teach you how to use your financial statements to better manage and understand your business operations, cash flow and profitability. The focus includes interpreting and understanding your financial statements (Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet), a practical exercise and a case study; identify the cash cycle and its impact on your business; learn to calculate and use financial ratios to troubleshoot tax hazards and analyze trends to improve business performance; use financial tools to make good business decisions for effective spending and break-even analysis; knowing how to be critical when looking at prices and costs; and developing forecasting and budgeting tools and techniques to improve profits. The class is small for hands-on learning.

Register online at or call 530-895-9017.

Geraldine L. Melton