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Financing Strategies: Capitalizing to Maximize Return

Learn what sources of financing to use at what stages of your company’s lifecycle and how to negotiate the best terms

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In this course you are going to learn about the financing strategies for your business throughout its lifecycle. You will learn about all the various debt and equity financing arrangements at an application based level. In the debt sections of the course, you will learn about how operating lines of credit works and what to watch out for. We will also talk about asset based lending facilities, term loans, and leasing. Mezzanine financing is an increasingly popular way of replacing equity financing with hybrid financial instruments. In the equity sections of the course, you will learn about venture capital, private equity, and the process of going public. Finally, you will learn about how cost of capital and capital structure factor into your strategic thinking and decision making.


Your Instructor


Blair Cook
Blair Cook

Blair is a many-time corporate director, CFO, educator, innovator, thought leader, presenter, and curiosity generalist. As an academic-practitioner, he’s a perpetual learner who observes and experiments with various financial and management theories in real world context. He shares stories of his successes, failures, and lessons learned to all those who share a passion for further developing their own financial leadership qualities. His focus is on defining and developing a career path for financial professionals aspiring to the Office of the CFO and the Board of Directors. Blair has worked extensively with CPA Canada in recent years to design, develop, and launch the professional certification program.



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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