The Role of Finance in Business Activities

Here are important terms:

Finance is a science that describe the management, creation and study of money, banking, credit, investments, assets and liabilities. It manages revenues and conducts the transaction of money matters.

Finance is concerned with the following:

  1. Raising Money (Financing)
  2. Investing Money

Financing is the act of providing funds for business activities, making purchases or investing. Financial institutions and banks are in the business of financing as they provide capital to businesses, consumers and investors to help them achieve their goals.

Sources of finance:

Internal Source. Money raised from the business’s own assets or from profits left in the business.

External Source. Money raised from sources outside the business.

Other Sources of obtaining funds for business:

  • Financing from suppliers
  • Leasing