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Four Financial Forecasting Secrets!

Recording Date: February 11, 2015
Price: Free

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Critical Steps for More Accurate Business Forecasting

In this webcast, Chia-Li Chien will explain how business forecasts differ from budgets and why forecasting is critical in business — whether you are in a start-up or a mature global organization. This program focuses on the importance of accurate forecasting in business, the difference between budgeting and forecasting, and how to build a budget and a forecast to serve your organizational goals.

What You Will Learn


For a full hour, the webcast explores the following questions:

  • What is a forecast? 
  • What are the differences between a budget and forecast? 
  • How do you build a budget? 
  • What are the various types of forecasts? 
  • How do you build a forecast?

Whether you are a seasoned line of business manager or new to forecasting, this webcast offers you specific, practical, applicable tips to tackle the concepts and building blocks of value-adding, on-target forecasts.

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Chia-Li Chien, CFP®, CRPC, PMP is the Chief Strategist of Value Growth Institute, dedicated to helping private business owners increase the equity value of their firms. She is the award-winning author of the books Show Me the Money and Work toward Reward.  She is also on the faculty of the American Management Association. Her blog and newsletter was named a Top Small Business Resource by the New York Times You're the Boss blog.


Related Seminars

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:

Planning and Forecasting Organizational Expenses
Develop more accurate forecasts by minimizing the effects of unexpected events.


Technical Requirements

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows

  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.5 or higher)

  • Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Google Chrome


  • Ubuntu 10.04 or higher; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox

Test Your Computer

Please ensure that your computer is "Flash/Connect enabled" by clicking on the following link in order to run a short test:

If successful, you will receive a "Test Completed Successfully" message on the page.

Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
  • POP-UP Blockers must be turned off to access the program
  • Additional Technical specs can be found here.

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing!