Basic finance is the process of managing day-to-day operations and making long-term investments in equipment. It also includes obtaining financing for your business’s operational needs. What are some examples of basic financial management? -Managing the day-to-day operations of a business by keeping within budget; Making long-term investment decisions such as buying new equipment or investing in property; Obtaining funding through loans or other means from banks, investors, etc. A business's financial decisions are made in the present and with an eye towards the future. Every decision has a long-term impact on how well your company can grow, or maintain its current status quo.