This free two-day workshop helps start-ups and small business owners understand material related to business accounting and entrepreneurial finance. In this workshop, you’ll gain a basic understanding of finance and accounting concepts to drive the success of your business.

This workshop is worth £800, however we will be running it for free. It will run for two full days (9am-5pm) on Tuesday 25th September 2018 and Wednesday 26th September 2018, in the Essex Technology & Innovation Centre in Ongar.

This workshop aims to clarify 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.

Accounting knowledge is still needed even if you plan to recruit an accountant as you can make better, informed decisions about your business. This workshop will enable you to have the tools necessary to have a better understanding of what the professionals are saying, so you can run your business more efficiently.

You’ll learn about cash management, funding scored and book keeping basics and on day two, you’ll learn about cash flow forecasting, break even analysis and variance analysis. These topics will give you the confidence and control needed when making financial decisions.

Day 1 topics:

  • Book keeping basics
  • Simple financial statements (p&l, b/s, cash)
  • Ratio analysis
  • Types of business
  • Cash management
  • Funding sources

Day 2 topics:

  • Budget preparation and cash flow forecasting
  • Break even analysis
  • Project appraisal
  • Variance analysis
  • Product costing

Who it is for

The workshop is aimed at businesses ranging from start-up founders to local business owners to corporates and is geared to anyone without a finance or accounting background.

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

If you are interested, please contact to book your two-day workshop. Attendance on both days is required.


Graham Johnson

07718 478447

Graham has spent over 35 years helping the owners of UK businesses to deliver their business plans. Having worked in relationship management roles with Barclays, NatWest and Coutts he has provided a wide range of funding solutions to SME’s and larger corporates including commercial loans, mortgages as well as Invoice Finance and Asset Based Lending solutions. Graham also spent 12 years in Lead Advisory Corporate Finance, with accountancy firms Moore Stephens and Baker Tilly, working with SMEs on business disposals, acquisitions and corporate fundraisings.