Financial Forecasting and Cashflow | Start-up and Small Business Academy

Time: 09:30 - 12:30

Date: 21/04/2023

Division: GBCC

Venue: STEAMhouse


Knowing your numbers let’s face has got to be one of the most important pieces of information you need in your business whether you have an accountant or not!

This is module 2 of 6 from the Start-up and Small Business Academy. In this session, the award-winning Amina Hussain, Accountant and business advisor will take you through a practical session on business finances.


Amina Hussain | SME Outsourcing

Amina Hussain is a multi-award-winning specialist in forensic accounting, taxation, and practice accounting. She is the founder and director of SME Outsourcing, an accountancy firm in Birmingham, and is the first British-Bangladeshi to become the Vice President of the Asian Business Chambers of Commerce in 34 years.

She has over 24 years of experience in accounting and finance previously working for KPMG in their Corporate Restructuring Department. Amina provides business advisory services locally and internationally and during the pandemic, she offered a voluntary service to all local businesses supporting them with claiming furlough and business loans and grants.

Amina was named one of ten Leading Businesswomen of 2021 by the CIO Times International. She won the Signature Nachural Awards Businesswoman of the Year in 2019 and the British Bangladeshi Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2020.

As a business mentor and coach, Amina also guides young people on their future career paths in all business sectors. Amina is currently setting up an accounting academy to provide education, training, and qualifications to young people to gain employment opportunities.

About the start-up and small business academy 

"Our Start-Up and Small Business Academy ensures our members have free access to the expertise that can help them best develop their businesses. At the Chamber, we want to use our network to connect our small business members to the highest quality advice, insight and support to help them on their journeys". - Henrietta Brealey, CEO GBCC

The Academy’s aim is to support strong business growth and provide access to regional leading experts on key business knowledge pillars. It is a structured programme of workshops plus peer support and an opportunity to be mentored upon completing the programme.

who is the academy ideal for?

  • Businesses looking for bite-size but in-depth business sessions from experts on challenging areas that could be holding them back
  • Businesses needing a refresher on key business basics and looking to gain new insights from experts
  • Businesses looking to create a structure for growth who have started within the last 12 months
  • Businesses that would benefit from the support and accountability of their peers and are in the start-up phase

The Academy offers 6 in-person half-day in-depth modules, with leading experts giving you their advice and insights for free, saving you valuable time and money. 

Programme for the year:

The academy is by application only. If you would like further information and to apply for a place on the next academy please email

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