Company financial strategy

Business finance

Speaking part 2: long turn

Read Professional English in Use – Finance Unit 2, “Business finance” before giving a one-minute talk on the following topics:-

Business finance (1)

  • how capital for setting up a business can be borrowed
  • how capital can be raised from investors
  • long-term and short-term liabilities of a company

Business finance (2)

  • how revenue relates to profits
  • what happens to money designated as ‘profits’
  • how details of a company’s financial situation are published

Financial planning

Read Professional English in Use – Finance Unit 41, “Financial planning” before giving a one-minute talk on the following topics:-

Financial planning (1)

 

  • the importance of ‘rate of return’ on a new investment
  • how companies decide between projects and less-risky investments
  • how the ‘cost of capital’ is considered

Financial planning (2)

 

  • the ‘time value’ of money
  • how ‘time value’ is affected by ‘purchasing power’ and ‘opportunity cosr’
  • why ‘discounted cash flow’ of an investment is calculated

FInancial planning (3)

 

  • how the ‘discount rate’ for future cash flows is calculated
  • how and why ‘net present value’ (NPV) is calculated
  • how the ‘internal rate of return’ (IRR) is used to compare investments

Business plans

Speaking part 2: long turn

Read Professional English in Use – Finance Unit 50, “Business plans” before giving a one-minute talk on the following topics:-

Business plans (1)

  • how market opportunities are identified
  • the purpose of a business plan
  • what an ‘executive summary’ contains

Business plans (2)

  • how the company and product are described in the first chapters of the business plan
  • what is included in the chapter on the market
  • other chapters in the business plan

Business plans (3)

  • what the financial analysis in a business plan contains
  • how the financial analysis differs between new and existing companies
  • possible appendices to the business plan

 

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