Business Innovation Accelerator

Entrepreneurial Orientation / Business Management Training

In this intensive three-month program, we will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to effectively manage and grow your business. Regardless of your industry or sector, understanding core business principles is crucial for long-term success.

In the first two weeks of this training, you’ll go through the entrepreneurial orientation phase of the programme which is designed to provide you with a solid foundation for your entrepreneurial journey. The right mindset and values are crucial for entrepreneurial success. Throughout this phase, we will delve into the core principles of entrepreneurship, expand your entrepreneurial spirit, and help you develop a growth-oriented mindset.

During the entrepreneurial orientation phase, you will get to learn about

  • Business, social and personal etiquette,
  • Business anthropology,
  • How to identify and access opportunities,
  • The relationship between entrepreneurship and sustainable economic development,
  • Managing family business and succession planning,
  • How to write a winning business plan and how to use it,
  • Business model canvas and business models,
  • Applying tech to business processes, AI, Blockchain and cryptocurrency,
  • Entrepreneurial leadership, innovation management,
  • Positioning for AfCFTA
  • Experience sharing from successful entrepreneurs who have made a significant impact in their respective industries.
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Through interactive sessions, workshops, and group activities, we’ll help you unlock your creative potential and foster an entrepreneurial mindset. You’ll gain insights into effective problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making skills that are essential for entrepreneurial success. By the end of this phase, you’ll be equipped with the right mindset and values to embark on your entrepreneurial journey with confidence.

In the business management training, you'll dive into various aspects of business management, including

  • Analysis of business problems, ethics, 
  • Managing business risks, 
  • Business law, 
  • Accounting for SMEs, 
  • Finance for SMEs,
  • Marketing/branding and Digital Marketing, 
  • Team building, 
  • Human resource management/Performance management, 
  • Negotiation, 
  • Project management, 
  • And supply chain management.

We’ll explore proven frameworks and best practices that will empower you to make informed decisions and drive sustainable growth.

Our experienced faculty and industry experts will guide you through a comprehensive curriculum, combining theoretical concepts with real-world case studies and practical exercises. In addition to classroom sessions, we’ll foster a collaborative learning environment through group discussions, team projects, and networking opportunities. This will enable you to exchange ideas, gain insights from your peers, and build a strong professional network that can support you throughout your entrepreneurial journey.

By the end of this phase, you’ll have developed a solid foundation in business management, enabling you to navigate the competitive market with confidence. You’ll be equipped with the skills to analyze market trends, develop effective marketing strategies, manage finances, and build a high-performing team and take your business to new heights!

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