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FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCIAL ENTREPRENEURS (DAY ONE)

23rd October 2018

In this course, you’ll gain a basic understanding of finance and accounting concepts to drive the success of your business. 

The course will run for two full days (09:00-17:00) on 23rd October 2018 and 30th October 2018, at The Business Terrace Maidstone.

This course aims to demystify the accounting language so that you are in control of the financial performance of your business, helping you forecast for the future, evaluate your current efforts, and establish strategies to meet your goals.

Even if you plan to hire an accountant, you still need to understand accounting information to make better, more informed decisions about your business. This course will give you the tools neccessary to have a better understanding of what the professionals are saying down the line, so you can run your business better.

You’ll learn about double-entry bookkeeping, trial balances, profit and loss statements, and other must-have accounting topics, and on day two, you’ll learn how to apply these techniques to manage your business better, which will give you confidence and control when making financial decisions.

 

What it covers:

- Double-entry book keeping

- Preparation of profit and loss accounts, balance sheets and cash-flow statements

- Analysis of accounting reports

- Controlling cash

- Sources of funding

- Business planning, budgets, cash flow forecasting and variance analysis

- Break even analysis

- Capital appraisal

- Product costing

  

Who it is for:

The course is aimed at a whole range of businesses from start-up founders to local business owners to corporates, and is geared to anyone without a finance or accounting background.

  

Who should attend:

- Entrepreneurs

- Micro business owners

- Small business owners

- Middle managers

- Consultants

- Coaches

- E-commerce businesses

- Digital marketers

- Service based business owners 

 

Skills gained:

The full value from this course is only be gained by full participation in both days. After completing the course, delegates will be able to:

- understand basic financial documents used in business

- interpret the information in these documents, and use it to manage day-to-day business activity

- be more effective in their role

  

About the Organisers:

Jim Fletcher ACMA GCMA 
Jim is a business manager with The Let's Do Business Group and a dedicated business coach with 40 years’ commercial leadership experience. Drawing on his long career in the manufacturing and engineering sector, Jim provides tailored coaching, consultancy, non-executive directorship and project management services, across a full range of management, finance, sales & marketing and operations functions.

Shirley Mutter 

Shirley runs her own business consultancy after working for 34 years in international banking and finance in the City. She has extensive experience in corporate banking and specifically international trade & commodity finance and has worked for major international banks with responsibility for financing a range of businesses from sole traders to SME’s, trading houses and trade finance arms of large listed and private companies.

 

By submitting your booking for this workshop, you are confirming that the total amount of De Minimus aid received during the last three fiscal years support is below €200,000, that you employee less than 250fte, your annual turnover is less than 50m euro and/or your annual balance sheet total does not exceed 43m euro.

To be eligible for this workshop you should be based in the South East LEP funding area of Essex, Kent and East Sussex excluding Brighton and Hove.


Contact Details

www.businessinmaidstone.co.uk/events/details/?id=296 

getstarted@maidstone.gov.uk

01622 239300