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The Small Business Financial Guide to Growth

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Management Services - Technical

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Partner Produced |  Practice Management
Lynn Fountain, CGMA, CRMA, MBA
Course Levels:
2 Hours


Challenges for growing a small business have never been greater. Marketplaces continue to shift, technology continues to grow, and rules of engagement continue to change. Learning about challenges ahead and how to best meet them requires strategic thinking.

In a small business, the team is more important than any individual role and everyone has to wear many hats. Approaching the growth challenge from a financial perspective can bring this diverse team together to drive a winning strategy that reduces chaos and positions a company for success.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the key trends affecting small business growth
  • Identify and explore best practices in crafting a business growth plan
  • Evaluate key advantages/disadvantages of organic vs. external growth strategies
  • Explore the technology tools to support the plan

Major Subjects
  • Introduction to the small business guide to growth
  • Key trends
  • Business growth plan
  • Organic vs. external growth
  • Technology and summary

Course Materials


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Lynn Fountain has over 37 years of experience spanning public accounting, corporate accounting and consulting. 22 years of her experience has been working in the areas of internal and external auditing. She is a subject matter expert in multiple fields including internal audit, ethics, fraud evaluations, Sarbanes-Oxley, enterprise risk management, governance, financial management and compliance. 

Ms. Fountain has held two Chief Audit Executive positions for international companies. In 2011, as the Chief Audit Executive for an international construction/ engineering firm, she was involved in the active investigation of a joint venture fraud.  The investigation included work with the FBI and ultimately led to indictment of the perpetrators and recovery of $13M.  Ms. Fountain is currently engaged in her own training and consulting business and is a regular trainer for the AICPA.

Ms. Fountain is the author of three separate technical books.  “Raise the Red Flag – The Internal Auditors Guide to Fraud Evaluations” was published by the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation. “Leading The Internal Audit Function” and “Ethics and The Internal Auditor Political Dilemma” were published by Taylor & Francis In addition,

Ms. Fountain has performed as an adjunct instructor for the School of Business for Grantham University and developed the first internal audit curriculum for the School of Business at the University of Kansas.  Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has her CGMA, CRMA credentials and CPA certificate (non-active).

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For All CPAs
Original Recording Date 10/11/2018
Yellow Book No
Course Developer MICPA
Date Added to Catalog 09/03/2018

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