You’ve invested a significant amount of your own money in the business, perhaps even mortgaging your house to do so. You’d better ensure you understand what’s happened to it, how the business is trading and whether it’s going to remain solvent and be able to pay you a dividend. Understanding Income Statements (Profit & Loss Accounts), Balance Sheets and Cash Flow Statements and how they fit together as Financial Statements broadly isn’t a ‘nice-to-have’, it’s essential. Analysing Financial Statements may not always give you peace of mind but it will enable you to take action, whether the business is going badly or well. In these Finance Courses you’ll learn an essential aspect of what you need to know as a business proprietor or shareholder.