How To Manage Your Cash Flow

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 5 Conc £No conc. Full £5

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:00 - 12:30 1 MAC 30/11/2019 30/11/2019 NHB36

What will the course cover?

This one-off session will cover the bare bones of what you need to know to be able to set your own cash flow grid. We will follow a step by step overview on what is a cash flow grid and its purpose; to know its components parts and to be able to build your own cash flow forecast. The cash flow is probably the single most important document in your business plan – it will receive the most scrutiny by any investor or a lender, so it is crucial that you have a strong knowledge about your business cash flow forecast.

Who is the course for?

Whether you want to start-up a business or expand one that you are already running, this short course will give you the skills to prepare a simple cash flow to help you run your business more efficiently.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

An interest in small enterprises as well as some basic mathc skills.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Build your own business cash flow forecast to present it to investors or lenders as well as to use it to run your business more efficiently. Structure and purpose; Components Parts; Income; Expenditure; Interpreting the cash flow; Opening Balance; Closing Balance.

How is the course organised?

Group instruction. Lectures, discussions and opportunities to explore ideas and issues. This is a half day course. You will be taught by presentations, discussions and exercises. You will look at examples of cash flow grides for various businesses.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

To gain the maximum benefit, you should read recommended books and websites. Search for examples of various cash flow grids. Computer access is available at Study Support sessions at Macbeth centre, or at your local library.

How will my progress be assessed?

Informal assessment with advice and guidance.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

You may want to enrol to take a course in marketing basics, book-keeping/accounts, or look at developing computing skills (Word, Spreadsheets, Web Design) to help organise, promote and manage your business.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

A pen and notebook. You may benefit from investing in a book for further research after this workshop. Some suggested texts are: Start Your Own Business – Entrepreneur Press (ISBN 1599186292) If you are comfortable using the Internet, there are some helpful online sites:

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley ( to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or reception staff.