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How to Raise Money in Your Business

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Define your financial position and identify all your different assets and liabilities, know the difference between good debt and bad debt, understand the requirements for presenting a statement of financial position, identify significant judgements that are required in presenting a statement of financial position, identify accounting policies that influence the figures and notes on the financial position, comprehend general corporate information, learn how to pitch to a funder/investor, understand the 9 components of a pitch, complete a pitch template and identify the successful traits of a pitch

Modules covered:

•    Module 16: Understand the financial position requirements

•    Module 17: Evaluate and analyze your business financial statements

•    Module 18: How to finance your business

•    Module 19: Select the appropriate funding type for your business needs

•    Module 20: How to prepare for a funder/investor meeting

Learning Objectives

•    Define financial controls and internal controls

•    Recognise the importance of internal controls

•    State limitations of internal controls

•    Understand the consequences of weak controls

•    Understand the consequences of weak controls

•    Identify and apply the different types of financial controls

•    Identify the principles of internal controls

•    Identify the components of internal controls

•    Evaluate and apply internal controls at business level

•    Evaluate and apply effective and efficient financial controls

•    Define financial management systems

•    Understand the relationship between the controls and systems

•    State reasons for finding appropriate financial management systems

•    Identify the groups of users of the information, what information they need, and when

•    Consider all needs with related costs vs benefits

•    Select the financial management systems that suits your needs

•    Define the finance functions and activities in a business

•    Identify the areas that need improvement

•    Provide the reasons for setting up the finance function

•    Identify information you need to manage and make decisions on your performance

•    Relate creditworthiness, liquidity and cash flow to the function

•    Identify the differences between a management accountant and a financial accountant

•    Complete the daily, weekly, monthly and annual finance activities checklist for your business

•    Understand the different terms of recording income and expenses

•    State the purposes of income and expenditure

•    Understand the choices between the single-statement approach and the two-statement approach

•    Be able to present a statement of comprehensive income

•    Be able to present an income statement

•    Know what items of income and expenses are presented as other comprehensive income

•    Be able to analyse expenses by nature and by function

•    Identify the significant and judgements

•    Be able to identify a discontinued operation

Who should attend?

•    Business Owners

•    Entrepreneurs

•    Directors

•    Shareholders and Investors

Additional Resources

The Essential Guide to Funding in South Africa: Giving your ideas what they need to become businesses – Seed Academy
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