Course 3: Access To Finance
Growing Your Financial Credibility
There are three essential requirements that can guarantee success for export businesses, especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Export businesses must have access to all the three essentials collectively, otherwise growth potential will not be attained and projections will be unattainable. The three essentials are:
- Access to Finance (A2F)
- Access to Market (A2M)
- Access to Information (A2I)
While other courses will deal exhaustively with Access to Market (A2M) and Access to Information (A2I), this course is to deal with Access to Finance (A2F). They all carry the same value and level of importance.
In this course (Access to Finance), we will be discussing three important sub topics spread across 9 modules:
Different definitions of finance relating to business from development-oriented institutions
Where to access finance and the unique features of the different sources
How to access finance. This primarily will address how to package your request and the important information in your feasibility report.
At the end of this course, learners will know the different sources of finance available and their particular characteristics and requirements, have a good knowledge of different segments of the feasibility report. Your financial feasibility report will be the second entry into your "Product Passport".