Business Planning with Microfin
Lahore, Pakistan
16-18 January 2023

Note: This course has been rescheduled from 28-30 November 2022 to 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 3 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.  

MFI Resources is pleased to partner with Checmark for its previous experience with Microfin and its event management services.  Checmark is an Advertising, IT & Corporate Communications network focusing on the perception management of its clients. The network provides third party IT & corporate communication services such as; stakeholders management through public relations, communication advisory, promotions and managing corporate media/publications, software & web development etc. 

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 Checmark.  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.

Important Details:

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 December 9, 2022
Regular Registration
Standard Price
Before January 6, 2023
Late Registration
Late Reg. Price
After January 6, 2023
Course Fee USD USD 600 USD 700 USD 850
Course Fee PKR PKR 60,000/- PKR 65,000/- PKR 75,000/-


Register by filling out the registration form here.

I’m excited to offer this course again in Lahore, Pakistan.