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AICPA CPE Products - Lindell Authored


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AICPA's Annual Update for ControllersLearn all about leading-edge topics in managerial accounting and finance.CPE Self-Study | TextCPE$159.00 - $198.75See Details

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Strategic Planning: A Simplified and Workable Approach for Private CompaniesCPE Self-Study | TextCPE$139.00 - $173.75See Details

Bottom Line Management Accounting Practical Solutions to Real World ProblemsThis course is designed for accounting and finance managers and will reinforce these tenets and their connection to the key functions within managerial accounting.CPE Self-Study | TextCPE$139.00 - $173.75See Details

Targeting the Bottom Line: Eliminating Financial Management GuessworkLearn to use various proven financial tools and techniques to assess the impact of day-to-day decisions on growing business operations and profitability. This course provides useful techniques for turning those difficult decisions into routine decisions that will maximize profitability and improve business performance.CPE Self-Study | TextCPE$139.00 - $173.75See Details

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The Fast Close, Soft Close, Virtual Close: Now Days, Not WeeksDuring this thought-provoking course, look at the opportunities that a soft or virtual close can bring to your organization.CPE Self-Study | TextCPE$139.00 - $173.75
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Audio Products

The Successful Family Business - Jim Lindell
The Family Business Boon or Bane?
"Practical tips and techniques for helping family businesses be more successful."  "The greatest thing about the family business is that the family is involved.  The worst thing about a family business is that the family is involved."  This audio book will help family members and professional "Hired Guns" perform better in the business.
Download the audio book.  The Zip-file will contain all MP-3 files to listen directly on your Ipod. (Note: the zip file is very large - be patient)
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why businesses fail - Jim Lindell
Why Businesses Fail
"Practical tips on understanding why businesses fail.  Most importantly, by avoiding these traps, businesses will improve their chances of financial success."
Download the audio book.  The Zip-file will contain all MP-3 files to listen directly on your Ipod. (Note: the zip file is very large - be patient)
Qty:  Price: $9.95 


Excel Products

Altman Z-Score Analysis Worksheet - Thorsten Consulting Group
Z-Score - Predictor of Bankruptcy and Excellent Indicator of overall financial health of an organization
"This spreadsheet will quickly allow the user to calculate the likelihood of going bankrupt.  It should also be used as an overall indicator of financial health.  This metric should be included in all monthly financial analysis.  Worksheet is unprotected, has calculations for 24 periods and a corresponding graph to spot trend movement.
Download the excel spreadsheet which has Z-Scores for Public companies, Private companies (general) and Private companies (manufacturing).
Qty:  Price: $5.95


Decision Matrix Tool - Excel - Thorsten Consulting Group
Decision Matrix Tool - The quick, dirty and practical way to speed up the evaluation process.
"This tool speeds up the time to make selection processes.  Too many teams waste valuable time using judgmental techniques cloaked in weighting metrics.  The team should trust their intuition in determining the best option.  This excel file  will do exactly that.  This decision matrix can be used for processes, projects, career evaluations, etc."
Download the excel worksheet.
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Management Tools

 100 Challenging Questions for any Organization - Thorsten Consulting Group
100 Questions for any Organization -  A Handy tool to quickly identify the issues that are facing any organization.
"This tool speeds up the time to identify and begin to take action on the real issues that effect company profitability and success.  Company management or ownership can be interviewed with the aid of this questionnaire / checklist.

Download the word document.
Qty:  Price: $8.99 


PDF Downloads 
  Business is like Fishing - Humorous Vacation Fishing Trip - Jim Lindell
Business is Like Fishing
"Simple Fishing stories from the Northwoods to improve your business and your life."  The best lessons are often the simplest.  Learn the wisdom that comes from a trip in the Northwoods that will help you be a better person - in business and in your private life.
Download the 80 page PDF book.
Qty:  Price: $8.95 





Mergers and Acquisition - Tricks, Traps and Terrors - Thorsten Consulting Group

M&A - Tricks, Traps and Terrors
"Excellent overview of the M&A process along with practical tips on understanding where most companies make mistakes.  Complete course has : sample confidentiality letter, due diligence checklist, sample asset purchase agreement, negotiation strategies."
Download the 118 page PDF coursebook.
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Training Tools
I Yam Image - understanding behavior - Thorsten Consulting Group
I Yam What I Yam
"A unique card exercise to help team members and co-workers develop a greater appreciation for themselves and their associates." Participants use playing cards to help better understand their own unique behaviors and how those behaviors conflict or complement other team member behaviors.
Download the Zip-file that contains the instructions and card template.
Qty:  Price: $8.95


no bullshit image - business team card game - Thorsten Consulting Group
NO Bullshit!
"A unique card game designed to help business leaders identify difficult issues that hold back productivity and profitability in the workplace."  Many times team members will not address the underlying issues that influence their day to day business decisions.  This fun card game will help team members better understand themselves, their co-workers and the business risk areas that can impact their daily work performance and the success of the business.
Download the exercise and instructions(excel file)
Qty:  Price: $8.95


 

Music 
Jim performs with the "Two Fun Guys and an Accountant" and "DeepPool". Listen to Folk & Irish Music at its finest.

Two Fun Guys and an Accountant - "Keepin' our Day Jobs"

Jesu, Joy of Man's DesireDownload the song (email with encrypted link will follow)
Qty:  Price: $0.89 Top of the Mountain  (Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)Download the song (email with encrypted link will follow)
Qty:  Price: $0.89 I'm a little cookie  Download the song (email with encrypted link will follow)
Qty:  Price: $0.89 Planxty IrwinDownload the song (email with encrypted link will follow)
Qty:  Price: $0.89 Battle Cry of Freedom - Just before the BattleDownload the song (email with encrypted link will follow)
Qty:  Price: $0.89 Kanon in DDownload the song (email with encrypted link will follow)
Qty:  Price: $0.89 Streets of ChicagoDownload the song (email with encrypted link will follow)
Qty:  Price: $0.89 Joe HillDownload the song (email with encrypted link will follow)
Qty:  Price: $0.89 Cherokee Shuffle Download the song (email with encrypted link will follow)
Qty:  Price: $0.89 Rocky TopDownload the song (email with encrypted link will follow)
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The ScotsmanDownload the song (email with encrypted link will follow)
Qty:  Price: $0.89 Amazing GraceDownload the song (email with encrypted link will follow)
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Welcome to Thorsten's practical tools for improvement. These are all designed to enrich your business, your worklife and your personal life.Whether you choose to pay by credit card or paypal, please click on the paypal button on the subsequent page(s). Once you are at the paypal site, you can choose to use your regular credit card.  Once payment is confirmed, you will receive an encrypted webpage link to download your product. Happy Learning!