Finance – the lifeblood of business
Build Your Prosperity is an intensive online course that builds fundamental financial skills for small business. You learn to use a set of tools to create a One Page Prosperity Plan.
It’s based on practical experience and places you, the entrepreneur, at the heart of the process of creating a financially successful small business, in the context of the overall idea of prosperity. It uses a set of tools to dynamically populate and update a One Page Prosperity Plan. The tools are designed with a solution focus – that is, as a set of practical, achievable steps towards a preferred future.
This preferred future is a state of prosperity based on financial sustainability and security, and incorporates a mindset and perspective that go beyond money. For us, prosperity involves more than money; it is financial health combined with mental health, wellbeing, and a positive sense of meaning and life purpose.
For example, we know that managing cash flow is critical: no cash, no business. Cash flow in a business is like blood flow in the body; that is, a business needs cash like our bodies need blood. But to say that a business is about cash is like saying a body is about blood. Our blood flow enables our bodies to do things, to act in the world. In the same way, cash flow enables our business to do things, to contribute, to create and grow both value and values. Working with hundreds of entrepreneurs, startups and small business owners has shown us that successful businesses make meaning as well as money, and in this way generate value that benefits their economy, their community and themselves as human beings.
Build your Prosperity is a planning journey. For Edgeware, ‘plan’ is a verb, not a noun. Planning is an active state of mind that we bring to every decision we make in our business. It’s not something we do only once, to produce a fat document that gathers dust in a filing cabinet. It’s something we constantly revisit, adjust, tweak and experiment with.
The structure and logic of the Build your Prosperity process goes like this:
The lessons in this Module focus on where you’re at at the moment; what your situation is; what your relationship with and beliefs about money are; how you go about making money; which customers are making the most money for your business and why; which customers are losing money for your business and why; who pays late; whether you’re providing the wrong products or services; and whether you’re charging the right price.
the lessons in this Module focus on action; the steps you need to connect your NOW to your WHERE.
The lessons in this Module focus on action: what steps you need to take in order to connect your NOW to your WHERE
never give up
on what you really want to do.
the person with big dreams
is more powerful than one with all the facts