The two-day course 'Finance for Non-financial' by Ahead Education helped me gain more knowledge and insight into finance.

Course content


  • Defining the problem and formulating a value proposition
  • ​Industry analysis: market players, product/market fit, competitor analysis
  • ​Strategy formulation and execution
  • ​Customer discovery and segmentation
  • Marketing and sales: branding and go-to-market
  • Building partnerships: suppliers, administration, financial, other
  • Business process: activity flows, roles, documentation
  • Revenue streams and cost structure
  • ​Financial overview and contingency scenarios

Practical details


Course duration: 1 day

​Teaching language: English

Package: training session, lunch, printed material, PDF presentations, a certificate of completion, and unlimited contact with the lecturer after the training for advice.


Open Enrolment


Upcoming sessions:


DateLocation   VenuePrice
Saturday, 28 January 2017BrusselsHotel Izan Avnue Louise, Rue Blanche 4, 1000 Brussels€130 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 4 March 2017LondonTo be announced€185 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 25 March 2017BrusselsTo be announced€130 Excl. VAT
Tuesday, 2 May 2017DubaiTo be announced€185 NO VAT
Saturday, 13 May 2017BrusselsTo be announced€130 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 3 June 2017LondonTo be announced€185 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 15 July 2017BrusselsTo be announced€130 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 9 September 2017LondonTo be announced€185 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 23 September 2017BrusselsTo be announced€130 Excl. VAT
Saturday, 11 November 2017LondonTo be announced€185 Excl. VAT
Tuesday, 21 November 2017DubaiTo be announced€185 NO VAT

















Discounts


  • Book any two trainings simultaneously for a total discount of 10%, 3 trainings simultaneously for a total discount of 15%. Click here to see the other training offerings.
  • ​Group bookings: 2 people (-5%), 3 people (-10%), 4 or more persons (-15%)
  • Both discounts can be combined



How to register & cancellation policy


To participate at one or more of our trainings, please e-mail our program manager: olga.simakovich@ahead-education.eu indicating which training(s) and date(s) you or other participants wish to attend. We will contact you back in order to have the necessary information to make a reservation and issue an invoice. After registration, it is possible to cancel before the training date, a full refund would be issued.


In-company solution


All our courses are available in in-company format, anywhere in the world, with up to 15 attendees. Our in-company trainings are customized together with your company, in order to reflect the specific situation, needs, industry, and maximize the benefit of your employees. Our daily price range is between €1,500 and €2,250 depending on your company location, further discounts are possible. If interested, please send an e-mail to our program manager: olga.simakovich@ahead-education.eu or call us on +32 2 450 71 22.​​

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Key benefits


  • Establish a clear vision and roadmap to success
  • Write a compelling business plan for your own use and to share with relevant parties (creditors, investors, suppliers, etc.)
  • Understand the iterative process behind building a business model
  • Know how to clearly position your business in the industry
  • Convert a good idea into a working model
  • Judge if the business is operationally and financially viable
  • Manage the inherent risks of a new business


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I had no backgrounds at all in finance and this weekend gave me the opportunity to have a large and intense overview of what is finance.

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About this course


The number one mistake of new entrepreneurs is that they fail to write a structured business plan. Simply having a nice idea is not enough to ensure business success, therefore execution is fundamental. Without structuring your vision, you risk losing potential funds from creditors and investors, as well as risk of guaranteeing the short and long-term viability of a sustainable business.


This one-day course will guide you through the process of writing your business plan, how to identify the risks and opportunities, how to build a comprehensive and coherent framework, and eventually to make you more confident in materializing your thoughts into a concrete working model and action plan.

Excellent content and delivery, friendly atmosphere and engaging learning!

Who should attend


Future entrepreneurs or corporate business starters wishing to develop a structured and sound approach to writing a business model, and take concrete steps at structuring their ideas.


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Our methodology


  • Our trainings balance between solid academic information and practical real-life situations
  • We will look at different company sizes of different sectors
  • We encourage open discussion and contribution, every discussion opens room for learning for the attendee and the trainer alike
  • Copies (hard & soft) are shared with the attendees for later review
  • ​Our lecturer is fully available through e-mail or phone for further assistance or coaching after the training