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How to start a Business 101 (Lauren Christie) Part 2

Lauren Christie

Lauren started her career with KPMG in London and moved to the Cayman Islands in 2008. During her time at KPMG Lauren specialised in Restructuring, including liquidations and administrations. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and holds the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI). She has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry which includes audit, corporate finance, and forensic accounting experience.

Lauren now works with Berman Fisher and provides outsourced accounting, FC, and CFO assistance to operating companies in Cayman as well as coaching and QBs training.

Lauren is a member of the CFA Society of the Cayman Islands, the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants, 100 Women in Hedge Funds and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) as well as the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales (ICAEW).

‘How to Start a Business 101’  gives you help in starting a business!

How to Start a Business 101 is an exciting new course which provides you with all the information you need to either start a new business from scratch – or get an existing business back on the right track. It is presented by experienced training facilitators Lauren Christie and Emily Suter.

Split into 2 sessions, 2 hours each on 15th and 22nd May at 5.30 pm at the Chamber Conference Centre, the course begins with planning your business, generating, and evaluating business Ideas, market research, finding your target audience, and creating a business plan.  ‘Finance and Accounting Fundamentals’ is a section that covers budgeting, cashflow, and basic accounting.

The course continues by providing the vital information you need to know about legal compliance, business structure, registering your business, designing your organizational structure, and defining staff requirements and positions. It also covers contracts, policies, health insurance and pension, and looks at the equipment you need, including computers and email accounts, bank accounts, your office, and other important logistics. The marketing section of the course deals with how to build your brand, your marketing strategy and plan, social media, and advertising.

If you have a great idea for a new business but need some practical help and advice to get it off the ground, this exciting new course could be exactly what you need!

For more information don’t hesitate to call Emily Sintorn at 743-9126 or email emily.sintorn@caymanchamber.ky.