Financial Management Course

Essential Skills in Financial Management for Small Business
This course offers you a window into the world of improving your businesses financial health. It focuses on the necessary skills for business owners to manage their small business finances and gives you the know-how and the fortitude to review your finances and increase your confidence. You will be able to recognize trends within your business to make better financial decisions.

In this course you will develop skills in:

  • Financial terms and definitions – you will be able to ask better questions and understand your financial picture with more confidence.
  • Understanding Balance Sheets
  • Understanding Income Statements
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Forecasting and Setting Budgets
  • Understanding and Managing Expenses
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Budgeting – personal and business
  • Reviewing all concepts and balancing both business and personal success.

This course does not cover bookkeeping and accounting advice. However, it will give you the confidence to ask the right questions of yourself, your stakeholders and/or your accountant to improve your financial health. It will help you make better decisions that will improve your bottom line.

If you love learning in an instructor led, interactive group setting, this course will give you the expert advice and a forum to discuss and gain a deeper insight your financial success.

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Bio of course instructor: Mary Dable Arab
Mary Dable Arab is President and Co-founder of BARA Management Group. She has earned a reputation as a dynamic leader who inspires others to go beyond what they think is possible. She is well known for thoughtfully planning out success roadmaps both in her recent venture as an Entrepreneur and as a former Vice President with Scotiabank.

Prior to BARA Management Group, Mary was District Vice President at Scotiabank, overseeing retail banking and small business sales for North East Nova Scotia. This included executing on strategy development and managing overall performance and delivery of Scotiabank’s products and services to clients, and 400+ employees in 26 branches.

Mary was recognized as a Trusted Leader and a  ‘Woman on the Move’ within Scotiabank, as she held a wide variety of increasingly responsible positions, managing large business units,  including National Director Customer Experience, Director Sales & Service for the Atlantic Customer Contact Center and Human Resource Management.

She is also an active community volunteer, as a Board of Governors for Mount St. Vincent University, a Board Member for Brigadoon Village, a Judge for the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, and an active member of the Arthritis Society. She was  named Outstanding Professional of the Year by the Lebanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Honorary Chair of the 2015 Cedar Festival in Halifax.

Mary has a relentless curiosity, and is inspired by learning. She has studied ‘The Art & Practice of Leadership’, at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Advanced Executive Communications through Harvard’s Executive Education program. She has an affinity to the University of New Brunswick, where she holds a business degree and remains an active Alumnus as graduating class president.

She lives happily in Halifax with her lovely 2 boys Oscar and Lucas and husband Philippe, and never takes her eye off what’s really important in life.