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Self-study course

The Self-Study course consists of the 2.5 hour video accessed via Vimeo for 60 days and the course material.  It costs $105 Canadian plus applicable taxes (charged to Canadian customers only).  To purchase access to this material consisting of the video on Vimeo and the course material via PDF,  click here It is 40% cheaper with our Passport. For international customers, approximately one US dollar will purchase $1.20 Canadian on a credit card.


There is an optional quiz for accountants whose body requires one to obtain verifiable or structured CPD hours.   If you have any questions, please email  

Up-coming live sessions

We have no upcoming webinars.

Several professional accounting bodies offer webinar offerings of this course in Canada and other countries.  Generally, membership is required for favourable pricing.  You can find out by checking your professional body’s website, or ask us -

Practical Tips to Get Through a Cash Crisis

This 2.5 hour course provides a wide range of useful tips for accountants and business owners, facing a business/cash crisis for any reasons.


The tips are illustrated through specific examples and stories obtained from real life experience.  They will help all types of businesses as well as Not-For-Profit organizations and charities.  The course should more than pay for itself with specific ideas to help organizations. See here ​for a video extract.

This course contains 0.25 hours of verifiable ethics content for those Canadian provinces which have specific ethics PD requirements, except Quebec.


This session was created and is presented by veteran CFO Stephen Priddle who has created courses with total attendance of nearly 28,000, and which are known for practicality, examples, and humour.

This is a Canadian version, but over 95% will apply in any country.

The course does not cover bankruptcy laws.   Crisis veterans may know some of the tips, but will still get new ones.  A small amount of content is from other courses authored by the course creator.

What you’ll learn

  • Negotiating with suppliers

  • How to talk to your employees and cut payroll costs

  • Your bank and the crisis

  • Alternative financing options

  • Key advantages and watch-outs on some government programs that help

  • Other cost-cutting ideas

  • The attitude required

  • Ethics in a cash flow crisis

  • Tricky situations that arise

  • Thinking outside the box for solutions

  • Stress reduction for you

Who will benefit

The session is aimed at anybody who is facing a business cash crisis or advising in relation to one, for any type of organization.  This includes accountants at every level, advisors and business owners.


Past feedback


  • I have watched the very interesting video! Excellent tips, great practical advice

  • Great presentation and very informative

  • I enjoyed your presentation and the jokes !

  • Good insights on wrangling some cash and practical experience examples.

  • I liked the humour and the fill in the blanks slides.

  • Practical tips are very informative.

  • Great course thank you very much.

  • Thank you - I really enjoyed this and many other of your courses!

  • I like the entertaining way you present the info.  

  • Great practical content, much appreciated

  • Thank you for the entertaining delivery!

  • I really appreciated the informal easy going and funny presentation, i will come back for more classes for sure, content was great!

  • I liked that the course was given with examples, with some humour and some actual scenarios. It made for an easy to follow course.


  • It was greatest presentation I have ever attended through webinar

  • I feel you gave a good cheat sheet to any of the participants to help their companies survive through the current Cash Crisis

  • Good to have practical tips, real life examples – not just for during a pandemic but other times of crisis as well

  • Your course was a great review of tools and things available to a company in this difficult cash flow time

  • Well presented, like the questions and instant feedback

  • It was very informative and thought provoking

  • I was a 30 year Banker, leading corporate lending teams for a big 6 Bank, and found the information very on point and would be useful for people having to deal with their Bank in this environment

  • For myself personally the accounts payable ranking really stood out - it was helpful to see it laid out the way that you did it

  • I'm gathering my virtual learning kids around to watch this. Better than any other entertainment

  • Enjoyed the people side of the equation and the ideas to soften the impact on the employees

  • Cash flow is a topic that we all deal with but it is seldom discussed in formal training

  • It was re-assuring to understand others have gone through it, and been able to come out the other side

  • I like that the course touched on the legal background

  • I think that the tips and tricks are great

  • There is not a bunch of fancy fluff that doesn’t apply to your everyday organization – there are lots of informational tidbits that can be applied to all sorts of companies and not for profits

  • I like your style and approach of PD making it less dry then most courses I have taken

  • A stand-up comedian. Some light relief

  • I will be applying your bank and payables tips

  • I liked your bank ___ tip - had not thought of that, and is a great point

  • It was a great online class

  • A good reminder on ethical standards

  • Many of the topics/solutions can also be applied to everyday cash flow management and cash flow management of fast growing companies

  • Some of the options …. are things I have not thought about and will keep in mind going forward.

  • I liked your tip to create cash flow forecasts around _____  

  • I found this course to be very helpful in developing a comprehensive approach to cash management

  • I liked the focus was on how to manage through a crisis, however, the overall message was something we can take and apply to our everyday cash management…“Bad habits are made in good times”.  

  • Slides were great

  • I like the tips about options besides layoffs

  • A good resource

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