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Having a pre-built financial model for reference can save you countless days–if not weeks!–of work.  In this article, we’ve compiled an extensive list of financial models available on Flevy, the marketplace for premium business documents.


FEATURED MODEL

(World’s First!) Research Report-cum-Financial Model
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Research-Report-cum-Financial-Model-121
This is a impressive and innovative financial model developed by an independent financial research firm.  The first model that combines both a research report and financial model, this document contains a wealth of information about commodity futures exchanges as an industry, the regulatory environment in India, trading volumes, business model, strengths, financials and earnings estimates of MCX, and global peer financial highlights and valuations


VALUATION MODELS

Below, are 4 valuation models for various industries and firms.

Manufacturer Valuation Model
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Excel-Model-for-Manufacturing-Firm-120

Commercial Bank Valuation Model
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Excel-Model-for-Banking–119

LBO Models
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Sample-LBO-Model-Template-26
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Sample-LBO-Model-Template-2-27
(This second one also contains a blank LBO model template.)


MODELS USEFUL TO MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

Consulting Ratios Calculator
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Consulting-Ratios-Calculator-77

Consulting Fee Setting Matrix
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Consultant-Fee-Setting-Matrix-9

Scatterplot Labeler Template
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Scatter-plot-Labeler-Template-8


TIME & EXPENSE TRACKING MODELS

Staff Demand and Shift Bidding
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Staff-Demand-and-Shift-Bidding-19

Working Hours Diary with Lunch
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Working-Hours-Diary-with-Lunch-112

Vacation Schedule/Tracker
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Vacation-Schedule-Tracker-116

Travel Expenses Diary
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Travel-Expenses-Diary-111

Labor Costs Diary
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Labor-Costs-Diary-106


OTHER FINANCIAL MODELS

Compounded Annual Stock Return Calculator
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Compounded-Annual-Stock-Return-Calculator-109

Supply Chain Program Comparison Model (Working Capital)
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Supply-Chain-Program-Comparison-Model-34

Cash Flow Projector
https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/Cash-Flow-Projector-104

For even more financial models, you can peruse the Excel documents section of Flevy.   There are about 30 Excel models and spreadsheets currently on the marketplace (with more being added each week).

Last but not least, here are 2 of our best selling LearnPPT toolkits–both with financial models included in the package.

Business Case Development Toolkit
http://learnppt.com/powerpoint/58_Business-Case-Development-Toolkit-with-Excel-model.php

Pricing Strategy Toolkit
http://learnppt.com/powerpoint/65_Pricing-Strategy-Toolkit-with-Excel-Model.php

Questions, thoughts, concerns?  Go to my site (learnppt.com) and shoot me an email.

For pre-made PowerPoint diagrams used in business presentations and other powerpointing needs, browse our library here: learnppt.com/powerpoint/.  These diagrams were professionally designed by management consultants. Give your presentations the look and feel of a final product made by McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz Allen, Deloitte, or any of the top consulting firms.

Flevy.com is a marketplace for business documents–ranging from PowerPoint Templates to Business Presentations to Financial Models.  The marketplace launched just late last month.

Flevy was founded under the principle that companies waste a lot of time and money recreating the same foundational business documents.  Flevy’s vision is to become a comprehensive knowledge base of business documents. All organizations, from startups to large enterprises, can use Flevy–whether it’s to jumpstart projects, to find reference or comparison materials, or just to learn.

The business documents on the marketplace are categorized by the following business functions:

  • Operations – Topics include Process, Product Development, Purchasing/Sourcing, Supply Chain, Logistics.
  • Corporate Finance – Topics include Capital Management, Accounting, Tax, M&A, Valuation.
  • Risk – Topics include Banking Risk, Corporate Risk.
  • Outsourcing – Topics include IT Outsourcing, Business Process Outsourcing, Knowledge Process.

For the business professional, Flevy also presents a great opportunity to make sustainable, passive income.  Just as the mobile apps market has helped software developers earn sustainable, passive income, Flevy will do the same for business professionals.  If you are interested in becoming a seller on Flevy, you can register here: flevy.com/register.

Additionally, Flevy offers a generous Referral Program, allowing sellers to refer other sellers.  The program is 2-tiered, meaning you can earn sales up to 2 levels downstream.

Growth strategy is typically the crux of any organization’s business strategy. Achieving sustainable growth is a challenge faced by all companies, whether you’re just a startup or a gorilla.

There are several main barriers that inhibit continued growth. These include coming up with break-through innovations, execution challenges, and balancing growth at the expense of profitability.

In framing the growth challenge, there are typically 3 “horizons” a company must cross and overcome. The first is to extend and defend it core business. This is critical for near-term performance and, oftentimes, too much of a focus. Successfully growing through this horizon requires very strong operational managers and leadership. The second horizon is to build emerging businesses. The objective is to drive or invest in ventures that leverage or replicate the existing business model and capabilities. Successful navigation through this horizon requires entrepreneurial members and business builders. The final horizon focuses on creating viable options for future growth. This requires input from “visionaries” and unconventional thinkers.

LearnPPT has a comprehensive Growth Strategy toolkit, which discusses these growth challenge and presents several frameworks in addressing, creating, and managing sustainable business growth. You can find the document here:

This toolkit is 31 slides. It presents and compares the traditional approach to growth strategy, such as Porter’s Five Forces, to the newer age Blue Ocean Strategy methodology of creating an uncontested market. In addition, it lays out a framework for undertaking a growth strategy project initiative. (You can find a detailed description of the document at the bottom of this post.)

LearnPPT is a leading online resource for presentation materials. Its range of products range from PowerPoint templates to business strategy frameworks (like the one on pricing strategy). All documents were created for an by top management consulting firms. Since its founding in 2010, the LearnPPT documents have been used by customers in Fortune 500 companies, top MBA programs, and leading management consultancies across over 45 countries.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE GROWTH STRATEGY TOOLKIT

The Growth Strategy Strategy Toolkit is a 31-slide PowerPoint. It contains both instructional slides about growth strategy frameworks and editable templates. This document is divided into 4 sections:

  • Growth Challenge (6 slides)
  • Traditional Strategy Thinking (5 slides)
  • Modern Strategy Thinking (11 slides)
  • Growth Strategy Project (5 slides)

Growth Challenge
In this first section, we explain how all companies are faced with the challenge of achieving sustainable growth. Specific growth challenges and situations are identified and explained. We show how a successful company must navigate across 3 growth “horizons,” which involve both optimizing the existing core business and creating new ones. Specific barriers and paths to growth are enumerated.

Traditional Strategy Thinking
This section discusses the focus and thinking of traditional growth strategy frameworks, such as Porter’s Five Forces and the GE-McKinsey Matrix. There is a deep dive into Porter’s Five Forces, including template slide for presenting a Porter’s Five Forces analysis summary.

Modern Strategy Thinking
This third section is the largest section of the document. It includes a detailed comparison between Traditional Growth Strategy Thinking versus Modern Growth Strategy Thinking across the areas of industry, strategy, market, resources, among other components. The focus is on teaching the Blue Ocean Strategy framework, include the related topics of portfolio positioning, value identification, and value curves. Specific examples are provided, along with template slide for presenting a Value Curve analysis summary.

Growth Strategy Project
This final project teaches how to conduct an actual growth strategy project. A three-phase approach to strategy development is introduced. Specific work streams, activities, and deliverables are identified for each phase of the project. This is the same approach to conducting a growth strategy engagement used by many strategy consulting firms.

Pricing strategy is a critical component to any product marketing plan.  It drives not only product margins, but determines its overall profitability–as its a primary lever to product positioning.

Pricing strategy begins with a simple question–to skim or to penetrate the market?  Price skimming involves introducing the new product or service at a relatively high price point.  Then, with time, as competition increases, the pricing for the product is lowered.  Companies typically engage in this strategy when they’re first to the market and feel they have a substantial lead or enough barriers to entry against its competitors.

On the other hand, penetration pricing involves introducing a product or service at a low initial entry price point, often lower than competing products in the market.  The motivation behind this is to capture as much market share as possible.  Companies should only engage in this low-cost player strategy if they can sustain a lower cost structure relative to peers.  This lower cost structure can be derived to a specific advantage, be it a process, technology, resource, legal, geography, or other differentiator.

LearnPPT has created a very comprehensive toolkit on Pricing Strategy development.  You can find the product here:

The toolkit is 40-slide PowerPoint presentation that includes the topics of price skimming versus penetration pricing, pricing tactics, product adoption lifecycle, price curve analysis, and price sensitivity analysis.  Furthermore, the document includes an accompanying pricing sensitivity Excel financial model.  (You can find a  detailed description of the document at the bottom of this post.)

LearnPPT is a leading online resource for presentation materials.  Its range of products range from PowerPoint templates to business strategy frameworks (like the one on pricing strategy).  All documents were created for an by top management consulting firms.  Since its founding in 2010, the LearnPPT documents have been used by customers in Fortune 500 companies, top MBA programs, and leading management consultancies across over 45 countries.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PRICING STRATEGY TOOLKIT

The Pricing Strategy Toolkit includes both a 40-slide PowerPoint and a Price Sensitivity Excel Financial Model. The PowerPoint portion contains instructional slides around developing a solid pricing strategy, as well as documentation for the included financial model. It is divided into 5 sections:

  • Pricing Strategy (7 slides)
  • Pricing Approach (8 slides)
  • Price Sensitivity Analysis (10 slides)
  • Pricing Tactics and Terminology (11 slides)

Pricing Strategy
This first section presents a detailed discussion around the overarching pricing strategy of Price Skimming or Penetration Pricing. These two strategies are compared and put into the context of where your product sits along the Product Adoption Lifecycle. Advantages and disadvantages are enumerated for both Price Skimming strategy and Penetration Pricing strategy.

Pricing Approach
This section focuses on the quantitative approach to calculating your optimal price point, based on your selected pricing strategy. We walk through a three-phase approach to determining the appropriate price point: 1) data collection, 2) analysis and insights, and 3) pricing. Price curve analysis is introduced, along with several examples illustrating how price curve analysis is used.

Price Sensitivity Analysis
The focus of this section is price sensitivity modeling. We walk through a five-step process to deriving a formula for price sensitivity. This process addresses, defines, and teaches the following concepts: 9 drivers to price sensitivity, elasticity factors, and threshold of no elasticity. The 9 drivers to price sensitivity are as follows:

  • Reference Price Effect
  • Difficult Comparison Effect
  • Switching Costs Effect
  • Price-Quality Effect
  • Expenditure Effect
  • End-Benefit Effect
  • Shared-cost Effect
  • Fairness Effect
  • The Framing Effect

At the end of this section, we show how to create a financial model out of the derived formulas. This is the embedded Excel financial model. Documentation for the financial model is also included in this section.

Pricing Tactics and Terminology
This toolkit closes with overviews for a number of pricing tactics. These pricing tactics are as follows:

  • Value Pricing
  • Loss Leader Pricing
  • Psychological Pricing
  • Going Rate Pricing / Price Leadership
  • Tender Pricing
  • Price Discrimination
  • Predatory Pricing
  • Absorption Pricing
  • Marginal Cost Pricing
  • Cost-Plus Pricing

For each pricing tactic, there is a slide showcasing the tactic’s definition, examples, and list of related pricing tactics.

 

For the past 2 years, LearnPPT has been creating and selling quality business documents. These ranged from Business Frameworks to PowerPoint Templates. It has proven to be a successful business model — as there is a tangible demand for these products. We’ve had customers from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies to non-profits in over 45 countries.

Now, you, too, can sell your business documents. Check out the latest venture we’ve been collaborating on –

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FlevyFlevy is a marketplace for selling business documents. We are in pre-launch and actively inviting business professionals like yourself.

Think about all the tools you have created to make your job easier. List them on Flevy. We will do the marketing, we will drive the sales. There’s no reason to let your IP collect dust when it can be making you perpetual income.

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Here’s a great collection of PowerPoint diagrams, templates, and charts (over 20 in all) you can add to your arsenal.  It’s the 2011 Holiday Gift from LearnPPT.  Download it below for free.

Here’s a screenshot of what’s included:

And, if you haven’t yet, be sure to also download the Basic PowerPoint Toolkit.  This is another free download and includes 15+ slides of PowerPoint diagrams, shapes, templates, charts, tables, and icons.

For pre-made PowerPoint diagrams used in business presentations and other powerpointing needs, browse our library here: learnppt.com/powerpoint/.  These diagrams were professionally designed by management consultants. Give your presentations the look and feel of a final product made by McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz Allen, Deloitte, or any of the top consulting firms.

 

Through this Sunday, learnPPT is having a promo for the Cost Reduction Toolkit.  This detailed document identifies over 45+ cost cutting initiatives across the Value Chain.  For each initiative, examples are provided, along with projected potential savings.

The Cost Management opportunities are broken down into the areas of:

  • Enterprise-wide - These opportunities are cross-functional, meaning they can affect multiple functions within an organization.  The impact is largely to SG&A costs.
  • Asset Management - These opportunities target the improvement of fixed assets efficiency and decreasing net working capital.  The impact is largely capital efficiency.
  • Function-specific - Opportunities in this category are specific to primary and support functional activities.  These are operational and transactional in nature.

This toolkit also explains the levers and challenges to profitability, as well as the formula identifying cost reduction opportunities.

Here’s a partial preview of the PowerPoint presentation.

Questions, thoughts, concerns?  Go to my site (learnppt.com) and shoot me an email.

For pre-made PowerPoint diagrams used in business presentations and other powerpointing needs, browse our library here: learnppt.com/powerpoint/.  These diagrams were professionally designed by management consultants. Give your presentations the look and feel of a final product made by McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Booz Allen, Deloitte, or any of the top consulting firms.

The time and effort it takes to create a professional business presentation may not seem economical.  For instance, management consultants, paid $1000+ a day, spend a majority of their time cranking our PowerPoint presentations.  Though clients would rather have their consultants spend this time doing research and more analytical work, we all recognize the necessity of solid presentations to effectively communicate gained insights and recommendations.  The same issue holds true for managers, executives, and well paid analysts.

To help alleviate the economic resource burden of creating presentations, McKinsey established a Visual Graphics group for the sole purpose of cranking out presentations for its consulting arm.  McKinsey management consultants would draw out slides on paper, scan and send them to Visual Graphics.  Visual Graphics would then convert the scanned images into PowerPoint slides.

While you or your organization may not currently have a PowerPoint conversion team like McKinsey, now you can with LearnPPT’s new presentation services offering.  Check it out here:

Presentation Serviceshttp://learnppt.com/presentation-services.php

Draw and email your slides to LearnPPT and they will convert it to PowerPoint slide format within 1 business day.  They have a team of experienced PowerPoint presentation experts–in fact, hired directly from McKinsey’s Visual Graphic organization.

View their site to see samples and a break down other related presentation services.

 

I am excited to announce the 2nd version of Become a PowerPoint Guru was released this morning.  What started as just a PowerPoint eBook, ‘Become a PowerPoint Guru’ has grown to be much more than that, since it now includes 2 very useful PowerPoint documents: the Business Slides Reference Pack and the eBook PowerPoint Toolkit.

The book itself discusses the techniques developed and used by strategy consulting firms to create effective business presentations using PowerPoint.  Many of the diagramming techniques have been highlighted in tutorials on this blog.  But, beyond just diagramming, the book teaches storyboarding, i.e. the art of weaving a compelling story through the presentation.  Topics here include Barbara Minto’s Pyramid Principle, MECE, and others; many, of which, are taught in top MBA programs, including the likes of Harvard and Stanford.

The Business Slides Reference Pack (preview here) contains 60+ slides taken directly from executive presentations made by management consultants.  The original audience range from execs of medium sized businesses up to Fortune 50 companies and cover a variety of different types of slide content, PowerPoint diagrams usages, and powerpointing techniques.  You won’t be able to find any other download similar to this offered on any other site.

The eBook PowerPoint Toolkit (preview here) is a comprehensive collection of ready to use, customizable PowerPoint templates.  This was included in the original book, but with the 2nd edition’s release, this document has already been expanded to include additional PowerPoint diagrams.

As this entry’s subject boldly proclaims, this is the only business presentation book you will ever need.  The book’s content arms you with the knowledge and the accompanying PowerPoint decks arm you with additional tools to supplement that knowledge.  Check it out @ http://learnppt.com.