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Small businesses are the veins and arteries of the economy. Millions of imaginative, hardworking and self-motivated individuals respond creatively to the demands of the economy in the respective countries we come from.

The financial services industry’s ability to serve the small business world is crucial in ensuring the continued success for any economy. But serving the community requires considerable and specific skills, as well as an instinct for this business. It also requires an understanding of how technology and innovation can be used to succeed in this fierce competition for the business of the small customer.

Where banks are failing small businesses today, new forms of financing support are coming in to take the place of traditional players. More important than selling credit, banks have to learn how to sell a sense of community and mutual support.

This training is designed to be carried out digitally for the benefit of your promising employees in this business.

Small businesses are the veins and arteries of the economy. Millions of imaginative, hardworking and self-motivated individuals respond creatively to the demands of the economy in the respective countries we come from.

The financial services industry’s ability to serve the small business world is crucial in ensuring the continued success for any economy. But serving the community requires considerable and specific skills, as well as an instinct for this business. It also requires an understanding of how technology and innovation can be used to succeed in this fierce competition for the business of the small customer.

Where banks are failing small businesses today, new forms of financing support are coming in to take the place of traditional players. More important than selling credit, banks have to learn how to sell a sense of community and mutual support.

This training is designed to be carried out digitally for the benefit of your promising employees in this business.

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You should register for this programme if

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You serve small business customers in your bank or finance company

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You are building a small business finance business

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You are a risk manager who needs to understand how to evaluate small businesses for your credit facilities

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You are the CEO or strategist needing new ideas on how to build your small business finance service in a digital world

Things you will learn in this programme

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Capture key trends in small business banking today

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Sharpen the balance sheet instincts of SME banking managers

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Discussions on key concepts of sustainability, credit, default, and other tactical areas of the business

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Overview of how supply chains are evolving at various levels in different business industries

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Identify product innovation and best practices from around the world

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Organising your institution to serve the small business industry in your country.

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Agenda at a glance

Introduction to small business finance today

Why is small business different to Corporate and commercial business?

Setting your FI up to generate profitable small business finance

Setting the small business lending processes right

Making sure that your FI’s credit controls are up to sctatch

Managing potential and actual default by small business borrowers

Examining how environmental issues can harm or enhance your portfolio

Developing and implementing new products and marketing approaches

Nothing stays the same: how change can harm or enhance your portfolio

Putting this into practise: setting your fi up to succeed in small business finance

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Anchored by a world class faculty

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Andrew McRobert

Expert in SME Banking, Credit and Risk Management
Advisor, Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards Programme, The Asian Banker

Andrew McRobert is a credit and risk management specialist in development, commercial and SME banking. He currently runs a training and consulting firm in SME and small business banking. He started his banking career in Citicorp and has also held various positions in commercial banking. Andrew had also worked in corporate finance at Price Waterhouse in Jakarta, Indonesia and has undertaken credit, problem loans and risk management assignments for the Asian Development Bank, IFC, African Development Bank and others. He has designed, written and presented financial markets seminars in nearly 30 countries in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and African markets.

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Introduction to Small Business Finance

US$ 625

  • 10 training videos
  • Online exercises and assignments graded by the trainer
  • Four Masterclasses in a year, on key topics around SME Finance
  • Supporting reading material and regular updates on industry trends
  • Access to faculty members via group chats
  • Certificate of participation on successful completion of the programme

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