The aim of this workshop is to teach entrepreneurs the main aspects and products of the financial world and, especially, skills related to funding for launching a business initiative.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, is an award-winning financial literacy programme pioneering in the country. The project collaborates with over twenty universities, institutions and business organizations.
Unicaja, through the Edufinet Project, has held, together with the company Promálaga, belonging to Málaga City Council, a workshop to provide entrepreneurs and business owners with skills and knowledge to launch their business initiatives.
The aim of this workshop, attended by 20 people, is to teach entrepreneurs and business owners the main aspects and products of the financial world and, especially, to teach how to prepare an economic and financial plan, the main tool to manage a company.
Among the topics addressed in this workshop, the following can be mentioned: financial education, funding for business projects and what to consider when searching for funding, how to prepare an economic and financial plan –including investment-, treasury, the forecast of the profit and loss account, the balance sheet or profitability and business ratios.
The Edufinet Project, promoted by Unicaja Banco and Fundación Unicaja, is a pioneering initiative in Spain whose work has been recognized with several awards. It collaborates with over twenty universities, institutions and business organizations.
Edufinet Project, a pioneering financial education initiative
Edufinet has been operative through an Internet portal for the general public since the end of 2007, although its development began in 2005. In addition to over ten institutions and business organizations, 14 universities participate in the programme. All of that has made Unicaja to be one of the first financial institutions in Spain to launch an initiative of this kind, a work which has been recognized with several awards.
Of all the activities organized by the Edufinet Project, the Conferences ‘Financial Education for Young People’ must be mentioned. The conferences are an initiative for high school students, and they are linked to the Financial Olympics.
Besides the conferences, Edufinet promotes as well the development of workshops and lectures at universities, summer courses or participation in international projects. Since it was launched, it has brought the financial world closer to over 127,600 people, of which more than 89,000 are young people.
The Project also promotes several publications, such as the ‘Financial Guide’ and the ‘Financial Guide for business owners and entrepreneurs’. With regard to the website www.edufinet.com, which includes systematic and practical information in a question-answer format and where no previous knowledge is required, it has received more than 7 million visits, with consults and access from almost 180 countries.
The Edufinet Project has two other specific portals: the first one, for business owners and entrepreneurs (Edufiemp) and the second one, on financial education for young people (Edufinext).
Promálaga (www.promalaga.es), belonging to Málaga City Council, has a start-up support department, Málaga Emprende, whose mission is to contribute to the strengthening of Málaga’s entrepreneurial fabric by motivating and promoting current businesses and supporting the establishment of new ones, paying special attention to small to medium-sized enterprises as sources of wealth and employment.