Managing Finances

Host: Nottingham Trent University

Location: ONLINE

Date: Thursday, 11th March 2021 at 9:30am - 12:30pm

Cost: Free

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Part One:

We’ll start by discussing what you know already about finance, identify areas you'd like to improve, and tailor a range of topics to suit your needs on the day. This could cover the following:

Legal basics

Understanding the key financial records

Cashflow scenario planning

The art and science of pricing

How to present the numbers, be it for budgeting or investors

Controls and processes, risk management

When to hire an accountant or book-keeper… or explore the latest Fintech solutions to use on your phone.

Funding options for creative and digital businesses

Part 2: Financial growth and planning

Building on the previous session, we'll look at financial planning and analysis. You’ll leave this workshop with useful templates that you can use to monitor your own finances and look to the future.

About our facilitator, Suzie Campbell:

Suzie is a Chartered Accountant with 23 years of finance and business strategy experience. Over her career Suzie has advised numerous start-ups, entrepreneurs and established organisations on business and financial planning.

Suzie brings substantial experience working in both the creative and digital sectors. She combines her role as co-founder at MetaValue with being part-time CFO and Board Director of Workfinder, an app which connects students and young people with work experience opportunities at exciting scale-up organisations. She has recently launched a new initiative, the White Space Collective, providing online workshops, training and advisory sessions to SMEs who are unable to benefit from funded programmes. Suzie is also a financial business advisor for Arts Council England and is on the board of Nottingham-based social enterprise Culture Syndicates CIC.

Suzie has a down-to-earth, accessible and friendly style and is passionate about working with people who are not financially qualified to de-mystify financial concepts, so that financial management no longer feels daunting but instead works for the organisation and entrepreneur’s needs and supports their growth.

What is The Big House Programme?

The Big House offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, virtual and face-to-face workshops and networking, access to grants for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Visit for the complete details of the programme, and keep up-to-date with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

As this event is part of a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) initiative, we will require you to be enrolled in The Big House Programme, prior to attending. If you are not already enrolled, you will find the appropriate form at:

NB: We will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand.

This project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020.

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