Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Performance Learning Series Workshops

Performance Learning Series Workshops

Money Side of Business and Getting Money: What Lenders & Investors Want

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) & Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to bring to you a two part learning session on financial information for business owners.

The Money Side of Business

This is an advanced session explaining the basic tools and techniques of financial management for a business owner, including budget creation and monitoring, cash management, product/division/customer analysis, planning/ forecasting, and trend analysis.

Outline:

• What’s financial management?|
• What tools can help operate my business? 
• How do I determine if a product is profitable? 
• What’s my most profitable product? 
• Who are my most profitable customers? 
• Why do I need a budget? 
• How do I create and use a budget? 
• What reports do I need? 
• How do I tell where my business is heading?

Learning Objectives:

• To be able to use financial management tools to evaluate their business and make informed financial decisions

Getting Money: What Lenders and Investors Want

This session explains to the business owner the financial and non-financial information a bank or investor uses to evaluate a loan/investment request, and explains the steps necessary to prepare a business for presentation to a lender and/or investors.

Outline:

• Why will I need additional financing and capital? 
• What are the typical sources for financing? 
• What are the advantages and disadvantages? 
• How are lenders and investors different? 
• Why do I need a business plan and how do I create one? 
• What are leverage ratios and how should I use them? 
• How do leverage ratios vary between business types? 
• How do lenders look at my business?

Learning Objectives:

• To understand how a bank or investor will evaluate their business and the steps necessary for the owner to get their financial statements and business plans in order for presentation to lenders and investors.

Price: $39 (not including taxes/fees) - Includes session, networking and a continental breakfast!

Date: June 6th, 2019

Location: Calgary, AB

Time:  9:30 am to 10:30 am for Understanding Financial Statements;

          10:30 am to 10:45 am for optional networking/break

          10:45 to 11:45 for Financial Ratios and Why They Matter to Your Business

For more information on the Performance Learning Series Workshop, please contact info@awebusiness.com.

Building Resources

AWE has created a guide to help you assess financial risk and perform a detailed market analysis. You can download the guide here.