# Lesson 101

A basic walk through of the Stevens Method. Here you will find a sample of the E-Book. Also, an index photo showing more lessons to come. The Stevens Method has over 12 videos and almost 7 hours of content.

## Introduction

This is an introductory video explaining what The Stevens Method's format and focus is for prospective students. It's a useful video that explains the Feedback Control Loop.

## Overview

This is a quick overview on what you can expect from The Stevens Method Classroom 101. Classroom 101 has 12 videos totaling almost 7 hours.

## Lesson 1

This is the first lesson in Classroom 101 of The Stevens Method, where we'll walk you through the Balance Sheet That Always Balances (BSTAB) and explain what each cell means and how to use it as an analysis and decision-making tool. This spreadsheet is set up so that you can enter information into the three main financial documents that every profit & loss manager needs to understand- the Profit & Loss Statement, the Balance Sheet, and the Cash Flow Statement, and make changes or do future planning (pro-forma) to see how your changes will affect the bottom line of your business.

## Lesson Guide

A complete list of available lessons for section 101. Coming soon Lesson 102: Budgeting, Lesson 103: Business Plans, and Lesson 104: Mergers & Acquisitions.

Hitting The Ground Running
Lesson 2: Basic Company Formation
Lesson 3: Applying Numbers to the Financial Statement
Lesson 4: Variance Analysis (Part 1)
Lesson 4: Variance Analysis (Part 2)
Lesson 6: The Vega Turnaround
Lesson 7: P&L-Balance Sheet Analysis
Lesson 8: Management Control Applied to Vega
Lesson 9: The Estimate to Complete & Control
Lesson 10: Conclusion of the Vega Story
Lesson 11: Writing a Management Report
Lesson 13: The Final Review
Lesson 14: Online Member Only Group

## E Book

Below is an example of our E Book, which covers everything in lesson 101.

"Applying The Stevens Method to real-world business scenarios, I learned how to use financial statement analysis to identify and correct weaknesses in a company’s operations.  The focus on financial controls gave me the tools to analyze financial statements from any industry and develop ‘big picture’ solutions.  This coursework gave me the insight and confidence to participate in discussions with management and taught me strategic decision-making skills that help me stand out among my peers.  I would highly recommend working with the Stevens Method, as it is an enriching, practical tool for anyone looking to gain an edge in financial decision-making."

##### Jeremy R.Operations Analyst, Citigroup

""After reading the Ebook for the "Stevens Method", I had a much better understanding in knowing "How to Read and Understand Financial Statements". I highly recommend this book to anyone who is not as versed in this topic as they would like to be. It is the foundation for understanding the "Balance Sheet that Always Balances". Get it Today. I believe you will never regret it.""

##### George Gould JrGoulds Marketing Services LLC

"I am writing to recommend the “Stevens Method” by David Stevens. Having worked at the prestigious California Institute of Technology, and Claremount Colleges as a Staff Account II, I truly appreciate the uniqueness of the profit & loss statement and the analysis of the balance sheet. David’s knowledge and attention to detail have aided in keeping many companies on track during prior recession years and through many major restructures. I feel confident in recommending The Stevens Method eBook, and the  methodology used to create a complete understanding of all the financial statements to grow any business. He is not only thorough, but also easy to work with and always willing to take the time to discuss any of your concerns."

## \$37

Comprehensive e-book based on over four decades of international, executive-level management experience to help business professionals like you take the guesswork out of financial decision-making to increase your profitability and cash flow.

## \$297

Classroom 101 starts with the basics of the financial statement, with no numbers, and then proceeds to more detailed statements. When you understand how the financial statements work together, then we move to the Vega Case study. We finish up with how to write a business report.

## \$777

Lesson 101 taught through a webinar class. A 10-12 week class with 3 graded papers and 20 hours of  face-to-face with David Stevens. This classroom is the optimal way to learn the Stevens Method, because you will be in a structured classroom for 10-12 weeks.

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