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Scenario Planning - How to Prepare for Change and Build Resilience

Join top financial leaders, as they discuss how businesses are using scenario planning models to better work through short-term challenges and plan for an unpredictable future.

Learn why scenario planning is the best way to foster confidence with customers, reduce surprises internally and ultimately build resilience.

Watch this webinar where we will answer:
- What the best practices are to course-correct when presented with challenges and opportunities
- How to create multiple what-if scenarios to understand the impact of any change quickly
- How to build organisational alignment
Recorded Jul 8 2021 59 mins
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Manuel Romero, Business Strategy, Neutrona Networks | Ryan Thomas, GM, Depatie Fluid Power | Nate Mariner, Oracle Netsuite
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    In this webinar, you will see five high growth SMBs go up against our panel of investors followed up by a Q&A between the founder and investors. Think Dragons’ Den with less of the fire-breathing.

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    - Juliette Souliman, VC Investor, MMC Ventures
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    Elizabeth Yin, Co-Founder & General Partner, Hustle Fund | Eric Bahn, Co-Founder & General Partner
    As a founder/small business, going through the fundraising process can be incredibly frustrating. It takes an amazing amount of time and effort to convince an investor to agree to talk to you. And then, once you pitch your company, sometimes the investor never gets back to you. Or if they do get back to you, oftentimes their rejection doesn't explain WHY they're not interested.

    All this can leave an entrepreneur feeling frustrated, dejected, and unsure of what they can do to improve in the future.

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    - Why VCs decide not to invest in a company
    - What information VC use to make their decisions

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    - Hoda Mehr - Stock Card (Information Technology & Services)
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    A huge 78% of businesses met or exceeded growth targets in 2020, with 54% predicting revenue growth in the current fiscal year, signalling cautious optimism about the future, according to a survey* by Oracle NetSuite. Central to this confidence was the ability to make good decisions based on accurate data as businesses become increasingly data-driven and insight-led.

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    - How FP&A teams are embracing change by problem-solving effectively and creatively with a resounding commitment to growth
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    - How to effectively manage, distribute and implement data using technology to automate and simplify

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    • What does a VC's deal flow funnel look like? How many prospects make it from cold email to the investment committee?
    • How many startups do VCs turn down per week, and what are the top reasons?
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    - Zoë Chambers, Principal, Octopus Ventures
    - Camilla Mazzolini, Principal, Firstminute Capital
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    For years, accounting teams have operated like assembly lines - each team member having specific responsibilities for the monthly close, and a company could get the final product — financial results — only at the end of the line.

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    • Cascading impacts on your bottom line that are emerging from external business factors
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    - How new players can grow quickly in an increasingly crowded market

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    - Itxaso del Palacio, Partner, Notion
    - Dave Rosenberg, Head of Marketing, Business Development & Private Equity EMEA, Oracle NetSuite
  • The search for certainty: Optimising scenarios and cashflow insights Recorded: Sep 9 2021 59 mins
    Runjit Bhopal, Finance Director | Tom Lemmon, Accountancy Age | Thomas Sutter, Finance Director
    How does your finance team plan for the future when there is no certainty in what that future will look like?

    Gaining clarity around cashflow forecasting and optimising scenarios has become crucial for firms as economic and business pressures take their toll.

    In partnership with Accountancy Age, we will cover in this webinar:

    - How finance directors are using scenario planning models to better work through short-term challenges and plan for an unpredictable future
    - Methods and tools to help your business optimise cash flow
    - Why building business resilience should be the ultimate goal

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    - Runjit Bhopal, Finance Director, Landbay Partner Ltd
    - Tom Lemmon, Moderator, Accountancy Age
    - Thomas Sutter, Finance Director and Innovation Evangelist, Oracle NetSuite
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    Clint Parker, Principal Pre-Sales Engineer, Oracle NetSuite | Rami Ali, Product, Planning & Budgeting, Oracle NetSuite
    The Finance Leaders Series are NetSuite's top-rated and most popular webinars around Finance.

    In this last episode, we look at how to efficiently streamline your planning and budgeting.

    If you’re still using spreadsheets for budgeting, it’s probably NOT because you think these are the best tools for the job, but rather because it was the best solution at the time or you hadn’t had the chance to consider an alternative. Using manual processes and spreadsheets as a budgeting tool is error-prone and creates challenges for organizations.

    In this webinar you will learn how to:
    - Gain greater control and visibility over your budgets.
    - Reduce your budgeting cycle times.
    - Streamline and automate data collection.
    - Increase collaboration with business stakeholders.

    **For the rest of the episodes of this series, check the attachments section where you will find the link to each episode.**
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    Ian Haldenby, Group Financial Controller, PIB Group | John Harfield, NetSuite Planning & Budgeting, Oracle NetSuite
    The Finance Leaders Series are NetSuite's top-rated and most popular webinars around Finance.

    In episode 3, we look at how surviving in today’s business environment requires agile planning and forecasting processes, with near real-time insight into business performance.

    Are your projections being held back due to reliance on static Excel spreadsheets or legacy applications for planning and forecasting?

    Watch this webinar to see how you can re-forecast using far less time and effort, allowing you to focus on strategic actions.

    We will cover how to:
    - Create multiple “what-if” scenarios so you can respond to change faster
    - Improve the accuracy of your forecasts and reports
    - Shorten the time required to take strategic, data-based actions

    Speakers:
    - Ian Haldenby, Group Financial Controller, PIB Group
    - John Harfield, Account Executive, NetSuite Planning & Budgeting, Oracle NetSuite

    **For the rest of the episodes of this series, check the attachments section where you will find the link to each episode.**
  • [Ep.2]Finance Leaders Series: How Startups Use Their Financial Data to Get Ahead Recorded: Aug 12 2021 59 mins
    Amy Lewin | Tatiana Okhotina | Melissa McCracken | Dave Rosenberg
    The Finance Leaders Series are NetSuite's top-rated and most popular webinars around Finance.

    In this episode 2 of "Finance Leaders Series", we look at how to scale your business to the next level?

    Adios, old Excel spreadsheets. It’s all about having, and using, financial data smartly. Sure, you may have access to all the numbers, but how do you impress and persuade your shareholders and investors with data on the financial performance of your business?

    Watch this on-demand webinar with a panel of finance and investment experts to drill down on how businesses can get a handle on using financial data to transform your teams into successful data dynasties.

    This on-demand webinar covers:
    • The tools that scaling businesses are successfully using to collect advanced data
    • How to know you're collecting 'enough' data
    • How to dazzle investors with hard data and a strong business model
    • When it's best for your business to outsource a data team vs internally hire

    Speakers:
    - Amy Lewin, Deputy Editor, Sifted
    - Tatiana Okhotina, Chief Financial Officer, Azimo
    - Melissa McCracken, Principal, Nextech Invest
    - Dave Rosenberg, Head of Marketing, Business Development & Private Equity EMEA, Oracle NetSuite

    **For the rest of the episodes of this series, check the attachments section where you will find the link to each episode.**
  • [Ep.1] Finance Leaders Series: Taking Finance into the Future Recorded: Aug 10 2021 61 mins
    Peter Simons, Development & Innovation Specialist, CIMA | Nina Baikoro, Senior Solution Consultant, Oracle NetSuite
    The Finance Leaders Series are NetSuite's top-rated and most popular webinars around Finance.

    In this first episode, we look at how operating as a highly effective CFO requires a more business-wide leadership role.

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    We will answer in this webinar:
    - What are the most common habits of highly effective CFOs
    - What role-defining trends are shaping the future of the finance function
    - How you can leverage digital technology to improve your effectiveness as a CFO

    Speakers
    - Peter Simons, Associate Director Research, CIMA
    - Nina Baikoro, Senior Solution Consultant, Oracle NetSuite

    **For the rest of the episodes of this series, check the attachments section where you will find the link to each episode.**
  • How to Adapt Your Business Model in the New Normal Recorded: Jul 22 2021 60 mins
    Jay Milbrandt, | Colin Hunter | Peyton Jenkins | Shiv Gaglan | Branden Jenkins
    In this roundtable, we’ll discuss how businesses in nearly every industry are adapting to the impact of staying at home and remote environments. Business models are being tested and transformed in all sorts of interesting ways that are different for each company and across each industry.

    In this webinar, three very different companies tell their stories: Bedford, a B2B manufacturer; bespoke retailer Alton Lane; and health care online learning company Osmosis.

    Watch this webinar where these companies will answer:
    - How they dealt with major shifts in their business
    - How they created new ideas and new directions, and the process of executing those changes
    - How these business model changes will impact them as the economy reopens

    Speakers:
    - Jay Milbrandt, President, Bedford Industries
    - Colin Hunter, President, Alton Lane
    - Peyton Jenkins, Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, Alton Lane
    - Shiv Gaglan, Co-founder and CEO, Osmosis
    - Branden Jenkins VP of Strategy, Target Markets, Oracle NetSuite
  • How To Deliver the Perfect Pitch Recorded: Jul 15 2021 59 mins
    Elizabeth Yin, Co-Founder & General Partner, Hustle Fund | Eric Bahn, Co-Founder & General Partner
    As a founder/small business, going through the fundraising process can be incredibly frustrating. It takes an amazing amount of time and effort to convince an investor to agree to talk to you. And then, once you pitch your company, sometimes the investor never gets back to you. Or if they do get back to you, oftentimes their rejection doesn't explain WHY they're not interested.

    All this can leave an entrepreneur feeling frustrated, dejected, and unsure of what they can do to improve in the future.

    In this webinar, three real-life founders pitch two real-life investors. After each pitch, the investors give direct, undiluted feedback about their concerns about the company and recommendations on the pitch.

    You will learn:
    - Best practices for pitching to VCs
    - Why VCs decide not to invest in a company
    - What information VC use to make their decisions

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  • Scenario Planning - How to Prepare for Change and Build Resilience Recorded: Jul 8 2021 59 mins
    Manuel Romero, Business Strategy, Neutrona Networks | Ryan Thomas, GM, Depatie Fluid Power | Nate Mariner, Oracle Netsuite
    Join top financial leaders, as they discuss how businesses are using scenario planning models to better work through short-term challenges and plan for an unpredictable future.

    Learn why scenario planning is the best way to foster confidence with customers, reduce surprises internally and ultimately build resilience.

    Watch this webinar where we will answer:
    - What the best practices are to course-correct when presented with challenges and opportunities
    - How to create multiple what-if scenarios to understand the impact of any change quickly
    - How to build organisational alignment
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    Accelerated technology adoption due to recent unforeseen times has paid off in many cases.

    In partnership with ICAEW, discover in this webinar the key elements—people, process and technology—which have all become key enabler for a successful finance team, through a real-life case study showcasing the role of these elements and how they’ve helped task management software GetBusy thrive during the last year by embracing technology to work in their favour.

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    - Discover the key elements – people, process and technology which make for a successful finance team
    - Learn what task management company GetBusy’s finance team have been doing to thrive and how this will change things for them moving forward
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