Corporate Finance for Entrepreneurs

Learn about corporate finance for small and medium-sized enterprises quickly and efficiently.

The course titled Corporate Finance for Entrepreneurs is designed to help you quickly and effectively improve your understanding of the field of finance and consequently improve your company’s financial management. The course is tailored to the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises as well as fast-growing enterprises, and covers all key areas relating to corporate finance.

From theory to practice by focusing on your specific case

On the course, we work on concrete examples, while also building a strong theoretical foundation. The presentation of theoretical content in the field of corporate finance is followed by a practical demonstration using an example of a specific company. In the practical part of the course, the participants then get a chance to delve deeper into the topic. In addition, the participants are given the chance to ask specific questions about their business.

  • Theoretical framework
  • Hands-on exercises
  • Focusing on your specific business case

All the key areas of corporate finance

The course covers all the key topics relating to corporate finance that play an important role in making good business decisions, monitoring the performance and generating better financial performance in small and medium-sized enterprises. The course consists of five modules and covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to corporate finance and financial statements

    • Definition of the finance function as one of the key business functions in the company
    • Demonstration of the interconnectedness of the finance functio and other business functions.
    • Review of the basic financial statements
      • Instructions on how to read the financial statements
      • Comparison between the categories from the points of view of accounting and finance
    • Analyses of financial statements
    • Review of financial indicators and instructions on their calculation
  • Long-term financial decisions

    • The relationship between risks and expected returns
    • The time value of money
    • The cost of capital – is it only loan capital that has a price
    • Capital structure and leverage
    • Debt financing – possibilities, pricing, impact on the business
  • Short-term financial decisions

    • Working capital – definition and calculations
    • Receivables management (monitoring, insurance, recovery)
    • Inventory optimization and management
    • Managing trade payables
    • Cash flow planning
    • Risk management
  • Investments

    • Investment planning
    • Instructions on how to evaluate an investment
    • Comparison and selection of investments
    • Impact of the investment on the current business of the company
    • Equity and debt financing of investments – a comparison
    • Management of company’s surplus funds
  • Managing the finance function

    • Everything starts with a plan – planning, common planning mistakes
    • Performance monitoring – reporting
    • Assessing the credit rating of companies
    • Assessing the value of companies
The course takes place over two days. After completing the course, you’ll gain a good understanding of finance operations in SMEs. Additionally, you’ll acquire insights into organizing finances for rapidly expanding businesses, enhancing profitability, and effectively managing cash flow.

The course is intended for:

  • Owners of SMEs
  • Directors of SMEs
  • Owners and directors of fast-growing enterprises
  • Finance managers in SMEs
  • Anyone who wants to deepen their knowledge of the field

Courses take place periodically in the form group and “in-company” sessions.

The course takes place in English.

Would you like us to host the course at your company?