Finance for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses
What you'll learn
- To become fluent in business finance
- Understand the key financial considerations for a start up and / or small business
- How to read and interpret the key financial statements - to spot warning signs of financial difficulty
- How to use budgets and forecasts to control the business financially as well as operationally
- How to create value in the business
- There are no course requirements or pre-requisites for this course
This workshop will provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with the key financial knowledge to ensure that their businesses succeed financially. We will teach the 'language' of finance - helping you to read and interpret financial information and to make informed operational judgements and decisions to maximise the financial success of your business venture.
Who this course is for:
- Would-be entrepreneurs and anyone thinking about starting their own business
- New entrepreneurs who have recently started a business
- Small business owners
- Anyone working for a small business or start-up
- Anyone looking to improve their 'financial fluency' and understand business finance
Ted Wainman trained and qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) with Ernst & Young before joining JPMorgan on the Investment Management side of the business. Whilst at JPMorgan, he undertook a company sponsored MBA in the International Management of Financial Services, from which he graduated at the top of his class with merit.
Since 2003 Ted has been designing, developing and delivering programmes for the private sector across a range of business needs. Whether focussed on programmes to build awareness and detailed understanding around financial drivers of their business, addressing new operational initiatives or supporting business change, Ted is experienced in working with key stakeholders within the business to construct a training program that delivers sustained change.
With a background in finance, Ted has a focus on financial and commercial training (including finance, strategy & leadership and Global Macro Economics), but is also comfortable in designing, developing and delivering training programmes on a wide variety of softer skills from negotiation, persuading, influencing, written communications and presentation skills.
Ted has worked with over 275 companies – primarily private or listed – from blue chips to financial services, including banks, building societies and insurance companies. Ted has worked in more than 35 countries globally and is experienced in addressing the needs of programmes across varying cultural backgrounds.
Ted is the author of “How to Talk Finance: getting to grips with the numbers in business” – published by Pearson (FT) in April 2015.