Helping you understand finance basics for the self-employed, including forecasting, cashflow, and budgeting.

Are you struggling to understand business finance and forecasting? Let our Introduction to Finance course help you get the best out of your business. Our Introduction to Finance course will help you understand budgeting, profit and loss, cash flow, and more.

What’s covered?

The Introduction to Finance course covers many key topics to help you get your business financially set-up and ready to enter the world of trading. Here’s an overview of the course topics:


  • Understanding a Profit & Loss Account
  • Gross Profit / Net Profit calculations
  • Business Viability, including the basics of Business Taxation
  • How to present your forecast within a Business Plan
    • Personal Budget
    • Start-up Costs
    • Pricing
    • Sales Forecasting
    • Cash Flow
    • Profit & Loss
  • Question & Answer session



Who is it for?


These free workshops are for residents of Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon, Southend, Tendring, and Uttlesford, for businesses of any size, at any stage, and in any sector.


Workshops would be more beneficial to new businesses and individuals who need to create or develop their finances to enable the future success of their business.

When is it?


This course is held multiple times throughout the year, and takes place at the following dates and times:


Monday 16 May 9:30am-12:30pm
Monday 11 July 9:30am-12:30pm
Monday 19 September 9:30am-12:30pm
Monday 17 October 9:30am-12:30pm

We’ve helped thousands of new businesses get started and develop. Will you be our next success story? If you would like any further information or have any questions, please contact us on 01206 548833 or email

Clarke Training

John Clarke is a professional, highly experienced, trainer with a wide range of Business Skills. He is the writer and on-screen presenter for TCD Media’s highly acclaimed Business Academy. His relaxed presentation style proves popular with delegates who, regularly, comment on the “ease of understanding” and “knowledge and professionalism”. Practical experience gained from running his own business is invaluable to clients when discussing business issues. John is also an experienced musician having undertaken numerous overseas tours, played at Royal Garden parties, and recently, Windsor Castle. More here:

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