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Free Online Course: Starting a Business 5: Managing Finances

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Free Online Course: Starting a Business 5: Managing Finances

Future Learn offers a free online course about how to start a business. This course is the fifth in a series of six courses. and it is entitled: "Starting a Business 5: Managing Finances".

The management of finances is crucial to a successful business; financial information provides the evidence to support your decisions about a business and helps to justify those decisions when you present them to other people. Whether you have an idea for a future venture or you already have a side-line business whilst studying, this course will introduce you to key financial information and gives you a chance to discuss your ideas with others.

Course Topics:

  1. The importance of financial information.
  2. An introduction to key financial information: sales revenue forecast; profit and loss forecast; and cash flow forecast.
  3. Analysing and interpreting financial performance.
  4. How to increase profitability.
  5. Marketing a product in terms of price and number of sales.
  6. Key financial forecasts: determining the viability of a business opportunity.
  7. The business plan: business finances.

Course Aims:

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  1. Discuss why forecasting and planning are key skills within any successful business.
  2. Discuss sales revenue forecast, net profit and the purpose of a cash flow forecast.
  3. Evaluate the entrepreneur’s business challenge.
  4. Identify business finances in a business plan.
  5. Assess costs, prices, gross profit and cash flow forecasts.

Who is the course for?

  • Students at schools and colleges.
  • Teachers’ classroom enrichment resource.
  • People that want an introduction in the specific subjects discussed in each course.

About the Tutor:

This course will be given by Richard Tunstall who is a lecturer in Enterprise at the University of Leeds, and who is very passionate about entrepreneurship.


United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Entrepreneurship, Finance, Business

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Opportunity will take place in
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Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
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