For many entrepreneurs particularly creative types, financial planning doesn’t come easy, and it can create a kind of 'financial blind-spot' that can plague many a freelancer or emerging new business.
Very informative and made a dry subject simple, even entertaining
While you are building your new client base, focusing on your practice and winning new commissions, financial planning can often feel time-consuming and a hindrance to your main passion.
However, it can only be a hindrance if you don't understand how to do it properly. Surviving and thriving as a freelancer or small business requires strong financial management skills. Even if you’re thinking of hiring an accountant, it’s still important to know the basics.
This course is tailored to anyone who would describe themselves as 'non-financial' - anyone without a finance or accounting background. The aim is to demystify accountancy language and give you a solid introduction to financial planning which is the beginnings of good business practice. Financial planning gives you control over your company’s destiny and like accounting, record keeping and bookkeeping, it is essential for any successful business. The course will give you peace of mind and the time to focus your main energies on what you love most - being creative.
Jim is a business manager and a dedicated business coach with 40 years’ commercial leadership experience. Jim is skilled at educating business owners with little or no financial 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 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
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