Business Planning with Microfin
Lahore, Pakistan
3-7 October, 2022

Note: This course has been confirmed under these revised dates.

Microfin is not just a simple budgeting spreadsheet for Microfinance Institutions, but a holistic enterprise planning tool, designed to help budgeting managers, CFOs, and operations officers plan for branch expansion, staff hiring, cash management, and asset purchasing. In addition, Microfin includes a complete set of financial statements, ratio reports, graphs, and monthly budget-to-actual variance analysis.

Due to the comprehensive nature of the spreadsheet, many users are initially intimidated by the software. My training courses empower users with a developer-led, thorough explanation of Microfin, utilizing a hands-on case study and the latest version of the software. Assumptions and results are explained and logically tested, removing that initial intimidation and giving confidence to the users that implementing Microfin, projecting results, and making informed decisions for their own MFI is simpler than initially imagined.

This Microfin course is a Standard Course, taught over 5 days.  The participants use a customized case study aimed at illustrating the various features of the Microfin software, sharing the customization which Microfin affords to make Microfin the preferred planning model of over a thousand organizations worldwide.  The variance analysis section of the model is explored and users are taught that it can be used to make the model more accurate for their own projections.  Budgeting will never be 100% correct, but with the Microfin tool, many organizations have achieved budget to actual precision at a 3 to 5% variance.  

The course will be taught in a group setting, with local support and international support from the current developer and maintainer of the software.  

Participants outside of Pakistan are requested to make payment to MFI Resources through credit card or wire transfer.  Local Pakistani participants can make their payment in PKR to the local partner.  Registration fees for the training are summarized below.  Note that lunch and two coffee/tea breaks are included, however accommodations and travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant.    

Register early for the best discounted price.  Also note that there are additional discounts available for multiple registrations from the same organization. 

  Earliest Registration
Best Price
Before August 8, 2022
Regular Registration
Standard Price
Before September 5, 2022
Late Registration
Late Reg. Price
After September 5, 2022
Course Fee USD USD 850 USD 1000 USD 1150
Course Fee PKR PKR 80,000/- PKR 100,000/- PKR 120,000/-

 

Register by filling out the registration form here.

I’m excited to offer this course again in person and I hope to see many of you in Lahore later this year.