Entrepreneur & Skill Development Program
Guiding participants to make actual business plans, which they aim to implement immediately after training. These include business creation and business expansion.
Delivering entrepreneurial and enterprise concepts through experiential and action learning exercises harping on the emotional learning curve concept. The action learning method enables the participants to discover for themselves the learning points of entrepreneurial values, search and select indigenous business ideas, marketing, production, finance and organisation aspects and exercises, rather than spoon-feeding them through lectures.
Executing follow-up activities with participants.
We follow a rigid screening procedure and selection criteria of our beneficiaries.
Our methodology puts emphasis on the development of confident and competent "public" persons. It builds competency. There is also a systematic transformation of the participant's progress towards acquisition of the needed knowledge, skills and attitude.
We believe in a minimalist approach. We offer only what is needed by the participants at the moment rather than over-loading them with un-required information. Specific information and know-how related to their current needs are the ones being emphasised.
The delivery of content/course can be adapted to the characteristics and needs of the target group and the location. In training, these include duration of training per day (whether full time or part time), timing (whether morning, afternoon or evening), schedule (whether daily or spread in days or weeks), participant's fee (participants should pay for the training to get their commitment and involvement, even if the training is subsidised. The fee should, however, vary depending on the financial capability and resources of the target group), local language, among others.
We have a record of producing high success rate in creating personal competence to deal with entrepreneurial situations. Through a more professional awareness of one's resources, qualities and appropriate strategies in one's real life situation, the individual will be able to adapt oneself to the environment (e.g., through training), to reshape the environment (e.g., through networking), or to complement his weakness with the strengths of others (e.g., hiring consultants). As such, its applicability even goes far beyond the world of small enterprise as tests have shown in various other fields like career planning, personal life re-orientation, structural adjustment programs, refugee programs, drug prevention programs, education and vocational training, quality improvement, export marketing, etc.
Structured sessions and exercises on:
Why Self Employment – Advantages over Wage Employment
Achievement Motivation – Confidence Building
Problem Solving & Creativity
Time Management Exercise
Business Opportunity Guidance
Market Survey – Theory, Practice & Analysis
Effective Communications Skills
Business Plan Preparation
Working Capital and its management
Book Keeping and Accountancy
Launching Formalities, Common crisis in business
Design and Packing
Costing, Pricing and Profit Management
Other relevant topics
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