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Course Schedule
Date Venue Fees
19 - 23 Sep 2022 Dubai - UAE $4,950
Course Description

Introduction

This leading edge GLOMACS Entrepreneurial Finance training course will take you to the place where the messy and exciting world of entrepreneurship and business innovation meets the well organised and no-nonsense world of investors, capital markets and financial analysts. These two worlds could hardly be more different and to the entrepreneur the highly disciplined world of finance may seem unattractive. But in today’s world, where competition is fierce for both customers and capital, the success of any venture depends not only on a source of good ideas, it relies on access to financial investors prepared to take a calculated risk on the entrepreneur’s dreams.

This leading-edge course provides an essential practical briefing for the non-financial entrepreneur and business manager, as well as an invaluable refresher for finance professionals, into the methodology, skills and techniques involved in capital financing, business investment decision making and shareholder value management.

This training course will highlight:

  • The essentials of business strategy and entrepreneurship
  • The structure and meaning of financial reports
  • How to use powerful financial analysis and forecasting tools
  • Principles of business funding and capital structure
  • The key to successful business investment and capital allocation

Objectives

This training course has been designed to provide you with the most up to date knowledge and practical financial skills required in funding, building and managing a competitive business.

By the end of this training course, you will have learned to:

  • Understand how to build and defend a winning business model
  • Analyse and interpret published financial reports
  • Apply tested techniques to manage and improve cash flow and profit
  • Use powerful tools for financial forecasting
  • Make informed funding, investment, and capital allocation decisions

Training Methodology

The training course will be structured as a highly participative workshop with formal presentations, case studies and interactive worked examples. Relevant examples and case studies are provided to illustrate the application of each of the topics covered and opportunities are provided to learn and apply the key entrepreneurial finance principles using practical examples and exercises.

Organisational Impact

The organisation will benefit from the development and practical application of skills in entrepreneurial finance that will deliver benefits in raised awareness of key business finance issues and improved decision-making.

The organisation will specifically benefit from:

  • Developed skills in analysing and interpreting financial statements
  • Practical application of strategies to improve cash flow and profit
  • Raised level of awareness of business funding sources
  • Development of useful forecasting and modelling skills
  • Improved capital investment appraisal skills

Personal Impact

Participants will benefit from updated knowledge and applied practical skills in entrepreneurship and corporate finance. These skills will allow delegates to make a greater contribution to the important financial decision-making processes in their organisation, at the same time enhancing their own career development potential.

Specific benefits from the training course will include:

  • Up to date thinking on strategy and business model development
  • Development of advanced skills in financial analysis and interpretation
  • Application of practical skills in forecasting and financial modelling
  • Briefing on sources of finance and capital market operations
  • Practical skills in investment appraisal and business valuation methods

Who Should Attend?

This GLOMACS training course would be highly relevant to all of those advising or involved in starting up, building, and managing a successful stand-alone or divisional business enterprise either in the private sector and public / governmental sector.

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Head office team members
  • Strategy and planning team members
  • Finance professionals
  • Investment analysts
  • Bank investment team members
Course Outline

DAY 1

Competitive Strategy and Entrepreneurship

  • The aims and principles of competitive strategy
  • Building a winning business model
  • Understanding business model disruption
  • What makes a successful entrepreneur?

Understanding and Interpreting Financial Reports

  • Basic concepts in financial reporting
  • The format, structure, and purpose of financial statements
  • The limitations of financial reports

DAY 2

Business Finance Essentials

  • The key drivers of business cash flow
  • Avoiding common causes of business failure
  • Understanding gross margin and profit
  • Effective pricing strategies

The Tools of Financial Analysis

  • Understanding the drivers of return on investment
  • Analysing capital structure and risk
  • Calculating key shareholder value measures

DAY 3

Financial Forecasting and Modelling

  • Basic forecasting techniques in Excel
  • Principles of financial modelling
  • Building a profit forecasting model

Funding the Business

  • Sources of business funds
  • How capital markets work
  • Finding an optimum capital structure
  • Calculating the company’s cost of capital

DAY 4

Principles of Investment Decision-Making

  • Understanding Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
  • Common approaches to investment decision-making
  • Avoiding innovation killers

Key Decisions in Capital Allocation

  • Profit – Retain or distribute
  • Business growth strategies
  • Dividends and share buy-backs
  • Avoiding common mistakes in capital allocation

DAY 5

Managing Shareholder Value

  • The effect of gearing on shareholder value
  • Using Du Pont analysis

Business Valuation Methods

  • Choosing the appropriate valuation method
  • Building a shareholder value added model
  • Testing the valuation for sensitivity to risk
Certificates
  • On successful completion of this training course, GLOMACS Certificate with eligible Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) from National Registry of CPE Sponsor, will be awarded to the delegates
  • Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) : In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsor, one CPE credit is granted per 50 minutes of attendance
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