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Finance for Non-Financial Entrepreneurs Eastbourne

11th September 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 18th September 2018 at 8:00am

| Free

This two-day course helps start-ups and small business owners understand all things business accounting and entrepreneurial finance related, A to Z. 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 11th September 2018 and 18th September 2018, in The Duke’s Room at The Royal Eastbourne Golf Club.

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 Locate East Sussex 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.


11th September 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Royal Eastbourne Golf Club
Eastbourne, East Sussex BN208BP United Kingdom + Google Map

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