Understanding the key elements of developing and managing good financial habits, is a major key to building and sustaining business success that too many underrepresented and women founders neglect. How to effectively build financial acumen as a means of ensuring small businesses not only survive, but thrive will be addressed in the third quarter installment of the Global Supplier Diversity Curriculum (GSDC) program event.

“Knowing Your Numbers: Strategies to Building Financial Acumen for Your Organization” will take place on August 8th and will feature discussions from executives from leading financial service and banking companies, including ADP and BB&T Bank.

Unfortunately, many founders are afraid to take a hard look at their company’s finances. It is critical to have a firm handle on what your company’s financial picture looks like currently and where it has the potential to go in the future. As an executive coach to new and in some cases seasoned business owners, I see this important aspect of running a business neglected way too often, and am now addressing it head on. In order to increase your influence as a business owner, build credibility, know where to focus your efforts, and help your company grow, it is imperative that you understand your numbers!

Sharing their expertise at the Knowing Your Numbers GSDC program, will be Kanyatta Walker, vice president of client support and global product and technical for ADP and Tamika Stafford, vice president of community business development for BB&T Bank. Among the topics to be addressed include financial forecasting to obtain investors, understanding annual reports, statement of cash flows, income statements, balance sheets, securing and managing business credit and more.

Our team is very excited to be able to present this vital curriculum to founders who are serious about understanding how to build strong financials for their business success and are thankful for leading corporate partners like Turner Construction, for hosting the event at their Atlanta headquarters.

In addition to the quarterly Global Supplier Diversity Curriculum events and an annual Global Supplier Diversity Conference, our team also created Pitch University, full day interactive educational workshop sessions, which to date has assisted nearly 1,000 business owners since its spring 2018 inception.

The GSDC Knowing Your Numbers program will take place on Thursday, August 8 from 8:30a.m. to 12:30p.m., at Turner Construction, located at 3495 Piedmont Rd., NE, Building 11, Ste. 700. For more information and to register, go bit.ly/3203tUr.