Management is Logic

Financial Hacks for Early Stage Businesses

Early stage businesses often get caught in dilemmas while managing finance issues. What should be the priorities and corresponding actions to ensure the business stays on track?

Finance Hacks are the strategies and measures employed by businesses to create and protect value.

Finance Management is a ubiquitous part of business management- a common binder; a glue, that keeps different verticals of any business together. It is about money but not only about money. There’s more to it; a predictive side, a management side and a governance side.

Quite often, the absence of good quality finance management is felt much more than its presence! But pray that you don’t learn from the absence- it is wiser to learn from its presence!!!

Mani Padmanabhan, a multi sector finance and people leader, with experience in large corporates and as an advisor for startups, brings his long experience and understanding of finance management to define the key finance hacks relevant for early stage businesses. To know more about Mani, please see his profile shared at the end of this page.

Program Objective

This program on Finance Hacks covers the following aspects

  • Cash Management
  • Business Modelling
  • Pricing & Unit Economics
  • Accounting & Governance
  • Funding Strategies

The program has been designed to be crisp and yet covering all the key hacks relevant for any early stage business. It comes with interesting examples and an exercise for the participants to apply the concepts to their own businesses.

The program package includes a free live, interactive group session with Mani Padmanabhan to clear doubts of the participants.

The free live follow up session will go into greater depth for three of the key aspects mentioned above – Cash Management, Business Modelling and Funding Strategies.

Finance is the common currency of all businesses and Cash the most liquid of this currency.” – Mani

Learning Video Content

(1 Module(s) |2 Session(s) | 15 minute(s) )
  • Financial Hacks
    • Session1.1
    • Session1.2

About the trainer

Co-Founder, Vanman MA(

Mani Padmanabhan is a Partner with CFO Bridge LLC and is the Co Founder of Vanman Management Advisors Pvt Ltd. He is also advisor to Protiviti India and ME; and is associated with InfinumGrowth as a Advisor & Coach. Mani is a CA, CWA, CFE and certified IP. He is a Finance and People leader with 2.5 decades of multi…

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Program features


  • The Price given above includes GST
  • This package includes a 45 minute follow up live session as explained below.

How to Enroll:

  • First time visitors, please click on the "create an account" tab at the top of any page and create your log in id and password.
  • Next, click on the "Enroll Now" tab to enroll for the program.
  • If you are an Existing User, directly click on the "Enroll Now" button. Key in your Login ID or Email and the Password to enroll.


This program  will take a total of 25 minutes  to complete, including the time taken to do the introspective exercise


This segment of the program comprises of 2 sessions of learning videos which are accompanied by a single exercise to be completed by the participant.


  • The exercise are available in the session page, below the video . Please download each exercise and work on it as and when directed by the Facilitator  in the session.
  • Please give enough time to do each exercise, so that there is sufficient introspection done.

Live, Online, Follow up Session for clarifications

  • This program comes with the added benefit of a 1 hour live group session conducted online by Mani Padmanabhan.


  • On completion of  the 2 video sessions and the exercise, please do submit your feedback; including, any particular aspect you would like to know more about in the live, interactive session.