Entrepreneurship training has increasingly become a priority area of concern in many a countries' policy concerns. With demand for jobs and employment opportunities outstripping supply, alternative options including self-employment have to be reviewed differently compared to the past. Understandably self-employment carries with it the demand for heightened risk-taking, creativity and innovativeness on the part of the entrepreneur. The programme outlined below is an attempt at making this possible through an intensive facilitation for deliberate knowledge sharing that would equip the potential entrepreneur to boldly take on the steps to self-made employment, and for the existing one to be able to play their roles more competently and confidently as they plan for and run their enterprises.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Analyze the marketplace and use the analysis for decision making in the start-up business environment;
- Create, identify, and evaluate new venture opportunities;
- Link user demands as innovation and creativity drivers;
- Develop and implement a marketing plan to meet the demand;
- Develop and implement a comprehensive and viable business plan;
- Conduct research and adhere to government legislation and regulations affecting small/start-up business operation, regulatory requirements and current legislation that affect the movement of products or services across national/regional boundaries;
- Assess the market entry options for the export of products or services and implement the optimal market entry strategy;
- Interpret basic legal principles of business operations into the development of the business plan for a new venture;
- Establish and maintain appropriate and working relations by using effective human resource management and organizational behaviour skills and knowledge;
- Prepare and intepret basic financial statements based on business accounting;
- Identify and access public and private sources of new "venture" capital;
- Employ environmentally sustainable practices within the industry;
- Integrate concepts of social entrepreneurship into a business plan for a new or existing venture.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Officials from Government (especially Ministry of Youth ,Labour and employment creation), private sector, financial institutions, social security organizations, Business Owners and others interested in enhancing their entrepreneurial knowledge and skills.
- Analyse the business environment;
- Identification an selection of business opportunities;
- Identification and selection of the 'form' of business in the industry
- The legal and regulatory environment of business in the industry;
- Market and marketing strategies for business
- Basic Business management skills and decision tools;
- Basic finance and accounting for entrepreneurs;
- Analysis and interpreting financial statements
- Sources of business finance;
- Successful "social entrepreneurship';
- Business Sustainability and Succession planning