Financing Mechanisms Seminar

Monday, 11 April 2011, 14:59

Strategic Approaches and Instruments For Future Growth 

Days : 20 - 21 June 2011
Hours : 08:15 – 18:15
Duration : Two Days 
Location : Elias Beach Hotel / Limassol 
Available participants: 25
Instructors:  Dr Marc Van Gastel

Rationale / Aim of this Program:

A clear insight specifically aimed at SME’s into financial instruments that attract capital from banks and investors. 

Framework for Investment
Innovative entrepreneurship is one of the most important drivers of local economic development. New firm formation and the activities of small and medium–sized enterprises (SMEs) help drive job creation and economic growth through accelerating innovation, innovative practices and promotion and full usage of human, financial and other resources.

European Government policies stimulate growth, innovation and especially the creation of new enterprises are rather focused on access to finance mainly through increasing the supply of capital. As formal venture capitalists are moving towards larger deals and shifting their investments to a later stage of development, creating a ‘second’ equity gap, business angels become more important in the financing of seed, early stage and second round phases.

To face these challenges, the Balanced Scorecard methodology can offer guidance. The Balanced scorecard is a conceptual framework for translating an organization´s vision into a set of performance indicators distributed among four perspectives: Financial, Customer, Internal Business Processes, and Learning and Growth. Balanced scorecard indicators are maintained to measure an organization´s progress toward achieving its vision; other indicators are maintained to measure the long term drivers of success.

Who should attend?

Target audience: SME’s from all sectors, but especially those interested in acquiring knowledge around financial mechanisms.

This programme is aimed at all managers of small and medium sized enterprises that employ more than 10 people, including owner–managers entrepreneurs, general managers, and personal representatives of the Chief Executive Officers who have clear and definite mandate in the strategy formulation of the SMEs

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