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Morning Masterclass 12 July (JHB): Bringing Finances To Life

  • OPEN Workspace 138 West Street Sandton, Johannesburg South Africa (map)

Philip van Zyl & Ian Meaker


Finance Essentials For The Non-Financially Minded

Starting a business is easy. Winning at business is hard. Business is so tough is because, money - getting it, keeping it, managing it and understanding it. 

The last bit, understanding it, is what this workshop is all about. 

Entrepreneurs and small business peeps jump straight into getting cracking without knowing much (read anything) about managing our accounts. We can sell, hellz yes, but we can't make sense of the reports that shape our business - and tell us whether our business is healthy, or destined to fail. Frankly, most of us don't know our Accounts Receivable from our elbow. 90% of us (fact!) start in Excel and manual invoicing and use our bank accounts as the source of our financial health. Jeepers y'all - what are we thinking? Without any reports to guide us, what are we even doing? We are missing out on the magic and power of understanding and using simple business reports to run our businesses better. 

Imagine if the names of those financial reports was less Greek and more English, and you understood (in plain language) what they mean and the magic they hold for your business.

If you're keen on learning the secret ingredients and magic recipes of managing finances, in simple step-by-step terms, you cannot miss this essential workshop by two of South Africa's most innovative financial brains. Book quickly as these workshops sell out fast! 

Ian Meaker
Ian is the founder of Creative CFO in Cape Town. His happy place is working at the confluence of finance and technology, helping his clients understand their businesses better through building financial systems and solutions. In his spare time you'll find him trail running. 

Philip van Zyl
Philip is a serial entrepreneur who has founded a series of tech and cloud-related small businesses in South Africa. His current business, Simple Books, is a Xero-based bookkeeping and technology business. He has a passion for turning complex topics into plain language, creating systems that add massive value, and helping people grow their businesses.