Business Finance for Everyone

Business Finance for Everyone

As a participant in the Celemi Apples & Oranges - Business Finance for Everyone Workshop, you and your team will lead A&O Inc., an established, fictious company facing tough real-world challenges.

  • Date: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Light breakfast and lunch provided) 
  • Instructors: AMT facilitators Thomas Enderby and Amanda Jackson (Celemi Apples & Oranges certified trainers). See Bio’s below.Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Light breakfast and lunch provided) 
  • Location: Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC), ES 2008, Binghamton University, 85 Murray Hill Rd, Vestal, NY 13850
  • Credentials: A workshop participation certificate will be provided free of charge.
  • Who should attend this course:  Anyone who would benefit from learning more about how business decisions impact finance. This course is open to manufacturing managers, supervisors, support functions and students. You can register as an individual or as a company team of 2-6 people (see below)


  • Course fee:
  • Standard/Industry: $350 per person (Contact wtsnindy@binghamton for industry group rates)
  • Students (Binghamton University): $225 per person
  • Group rates and payment options: If you would like to register a team of two or more employees from your company/organization, please contact us at for group rates and invoicing options.


Registration is now closed. If you would like to make a request for a late registration you can email  

  • Individual registration: Please compete the online registration form by clicking the button above. 
  • Team registrations: If you are registering a team (s) of 2 or more from your company/organization please contact us at for group rates (please put “Apples & Oranges” in the subject line). Please also include the names and email addresses of the team members in the email. 


Through a series of board-based simulated exercises about the foundations of business, participants will learn firsthand how to monitor cash flow, better utilize resources and improve productivity. Participants will work with balance sheets and profit and loss statements, learn how to measure results and understand how daily decisions affect the company financially and strategically. 

Participants are grouped in teams who are competing with each other. To see if a team wins or loses, the teams have to complete the financial statements for every simulated year. The learning curve is steep and, with new insights, participants come up with ideas to improve profitability. The workshop is a fun and effective approach to realizing serious business results. 


At the completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • • Learn the basic business finance language and the logic of business – “how it works.”
  • Understand how a business generates profit today and how it will need to grow profitably in the future.
  • The manufacturing version: Understand how to optimize working capital and how the use of assets affects profitability and cash flow.
  • Gain a better idea of the issues that arise when scaling a company for growth.
  • See how small changes in operations – such as enhancing the information flow, improving purchase efficiency and engaging people – can significantly change the outcome and improve bottom-line results.


Thomas Enderby
Principal consultant at AMT
Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt
Celemi Apples & Oranges certified trainer

Tom has over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing sector and has worked in a variety of engineering, managerial and leadership functions. Tom has helped companies achieve millions in savings through the application of Lean and Six Sigma principals. Tom has worked in the automotive, aerospace and food industries and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Tom has a BS in industrial engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MS in manufacturing systems engineering from Walden University. Tom joined AMT in 2019 as a principal consultant, and he leads AMT’s Lean Six Sigma Program.

Expertise: Continuous improvement, production management, project management, and change management.
Amanda Jackson
Principal consultant at AMT
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Celemi Apples & Oranges certified trainer
Amanda has more than 18 years of experience in the automotive, aerospace and custom capital equipment manufacturing industries. Amanda graduated from Clarkson University with a BS in interdisciplinary engineering and management, and she has held roles in the areas of quality management, manufacturing engineering, operations and continuous improvement leadership. Amanda joined AMT in 2021 and leads AMT’s Industry 4.0 initiative to help manufacturers implement the latest technology and digital services to gain competitiveness.

Expertise: Continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, project management, quality management, automation and technology.


For questions, contact Kodylynn Perkins, Watson Industrial Outreach
Phone: 607-777-6251 (office)


All cancellations must be received in writing before October 4 at 5 p.m. to receive a refund. No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after the registration deadline at 5 p.m. October 4, 2022. A 10% administrative fee will be applied on all refunds. Substitutions may be made any time before course start by emailing If the course is canceled, enrollees will be advised and receive a full refund.