This course explains the ways in which the financial needs of small enterprises are determined and the obstacles that they face in accessing adequate financing. It explores the various available sources of financing, as well as the loan requirements of banks, with particular focus placed on the ways in which enterprises can meet these requirements by putting together the required financial documents and other necessary information.

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:

Analyse the financial needs of SMEs and identify suitable sources of financing; and
Advise SME exporters on the best ways of meeting bank requirements when applying for financing
  • Lecture 1: Introduction to Access to Financing
  • Lecture 2: Financial Institutions
  • Case study 1
  • Lecture 3: Applying for Financing
  • Case study 2
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