Entrepreneurship Development Skills For Market Women & SMEs







Entrepreneurship Development Skills For Market Women & SMEs





Knutsford Collaborates with Mokola Institute. 

The world is currently witnessing an entrepreneurial revolution.  During the last decade of the 21st Century, a growing number of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) were established in developing countries. It is a recognised major business trend in the 21st Century. More employment opportunities have been created by the SMEs. Thus, they Entrepreneurs (SMEs) have become the engine of growth in most economies especially in the developing countries. With the arising global competition affecting all levels of businesses Entrepreneurs will need to be trained and developed to withstand the current and emerging complexities needed to grow our industry and to provide more employment opportunities for the up-coming generation.

With this objective Knutsford University College in collaboration with Makola Institute, an institution that offers training and development programmes for market women, businesses and general SMEs across Africa is providing a well-tailored practical entrepreneurial skills and business management best-practices for SMEs and individuals across Africa.

The following programmes are available to interested candidates

CERTIFICATE COURSES IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

COURSE OBJECTIVE

The courses are designed to train, re-train and provide participants with capacity, strategic skills and entrepreneurial techniques to become successful entrepreneurs. This will help to develop successful entrepreneurs who will stimulate local entrepreneurs to invest in and manage new businesses that can efficiently compete in national and international markets.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The courses are designed for SMEs owners and workers; registered/unregistered businesses, artisans, entrepreneurs, students and individuals who want to acquire the technics of managing an enterprise as well as those who have the passion and desire in start-ups. It is also suitable for financial institutions who are involved in credit/loans assessment, risk assets management, credit appraisal etc.: i.e. commercial banks and non-banking financial institutions (microfinance, rural banks, and savings and loans companies

COURSES/PROGRAMMES:

Business Executive Course

This course is specially designed for SMEs owners who are directly not involved in the day-to-day activities of their businesses.

Course Content

Strategic Planning and Management

Leadership

Time Management

Investment and Insurance

Taxation Management

Stress and Health management

Business Succession and Retirement Planning

Mode of Language: Local Languages (preferably Twi, Ga, etc.); English Language

Course Duration: 4 Weeks

Participation Fee: The fee per participant is GHs 1, 000.00. The fee covers tuition, snacks, training materials, trips and certification of participation

Practical Entrepreneurial Skills Course

This course is tailored to provide the participants with practical methods of starting and managing the day-to-day activities of a business to become a global competitor.

Course Content:

Enterprise Development –Start ups

Products/Services Development

Entrepreneurial Marketing

New Venture Finance & Investment

Enterprise Management Technics

Enterprise Risk Management

The course is based on interactive, experiential and participatory activities. Lectures will be supplemented by; study tours; case study analyses; small group discussions; games and simulations, mentorship, workshops, seminars and presentation facilitated by seasoned resource persons

Courses include:

Starts-ups; Developing a product/service; Positing service/product; Marketing service/product

Cost Reduction Strategy and Management of SMEs

Raising Capital & Funding for SMEs

Working Capital Management

Protection of sales/stocks/cash (eg. Fire, fraud, burglary etc.)

Stock/Inventory Management

Debts Management

Credit controls

Taxation & Insurance

Time Management

Stress and Health management

Succession planning, among others

Mode of Language: Local Languages (preferably Twi, Ga, etc.); English Language

Course Duration: 6 Weeks

Participation Fee: The fee per participant is GHs 650.00. The fee covers tuition, snacks, training materials, trips and certification of participation

Basic Business Communication Skills Course

This course is to provide participants with basic business communication for business men and women who travel and do business across the world. The course is also to help students and individuals who desire to improve on their communications skills and proficiency.

Content

French Language

Chinese Language

English Language

Mode of Language: Local Languages (preferably Twi, Ga, etc.); English Language

Course Duration: 3 months, 6 months and 12 months

Participation Fee: The fee per participant is GHs 950.00. The fee covers tuition, snacks, training materials, trips and certification of participation

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the CourseS, participants are expected to:

Demonstrate capacity and skills of a good entrepreneur

Develop capacity and competency to effectively and efficiently manage and transform existing enterprises.

Relate their knowledge and skills to identify new opportunities and mobilize resource to transform them into viable ventures.

Develop special skills to break into new markets; both national and international markets

Develop resilient business model that is sustainable and works for both local and international markets.

Develop product/services that meet customer’s satisfaction and demand

Develop effective marketing  plan and strategies for product/services

Acquire the competencies of mobilizing capital, new venture finance and investment.

Develop enterprise risk assessment and management techniques.

COURSES TIME & DAYS:

The courses run on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Friday Lectures Starts      5:00pm to 7:00pm

Saturday Lectures Starts 7:00am to 10:00am

Sundays Lectures Starts   3: 00pm to 5:00pm

Applicants are to choose one of the days for the training programme favorable to him/her

VENUE: 

Lecture Halls – Knutsford University College, Accra–East Legon (Behind Mensvic Hotel East Legon)

 



Entrepreneurship Development Skills For Market Women & SMEs