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Fiscal Responsibility: Do you know your P&L?

Posted by Parthiv Shah on Jul 19, 2018 7:14:00 AM

An excerpt from Parthiv Shah's upcoming book on Fiscal Fitness, available soon!

In 1992, I went to Bentley University for my MBA. I took Accounting I, Accounting II, Finance I, and Finance II. I learned a lot about finance but the one thing that we barely spent any time on was job costing. Most colleges only tell you that the sole purpose of accounting is to keep track of how much money you need to collect from people and how much money you have paid to those you owe. While that is important, there are other key ideas when it comes to tracking finances.

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Topics: fiscal responsibility, financial management

Are You Fiscally Irresponsible?

Posted by Parthiv Shah on Jul 17, 2018 6:47:00 AM

An excerpt from Parthiv Shah's upcoming book on Fiscal Fitness, available soon!

If you have engaged in a fiscally irresponsible behavior that put your business in a rough financial shape, DON’T BE TOO HARD ON YOURSELF. Yes, it is your fault. No one made you do it. A magical fairy does not give direct deposits nor does she take money away from you. So this is your fault. BUT, it can be fixed.

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Topics: fiscal responsibility, financial management

Fiscal Responsibility: How to Calculate Your Cost of Breathing

Posted by Parthiv Shah on Jul 12, 2018 6:56:00 AM

An excerpt from Parthiv Shah's upcoming book on Fiscal Fitness, available soon!

My first major business was a dot.com company. I built a system that was to be the foundation of a national network of dry cleaners. My partner and I created a data plan to tag every garment with an identification number; when garment #29305 was pressed eleventh time, the customer would get a coupon from the manufacturer to get the garment replaced. It was a good idea but unfortunately I did not know ANYTHING about dry cleaning.

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Topics: fiscal responsibility, financial management

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