Many managers, who do not have a financial background experience difficulty coming to grips with the financial aspects of a business problem, or in communicating with financial people. It is difficult for managers to manage costs if they do not understand exactly what costs are, how they behave and how they have been allocated. An understanding of the financial consequences of any managerial decision is vital. So too is sufficient knowledge of the language of business to allow for communication with financial people. The Financial Skills for Management (Finance for Non-Financial Managers) workshops are ideally suited to non-financial managers and business owners who wish to increase their financial knowledge, with the purpose of analysing their businesses and making informed business decisions.