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.
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.