The training that we provide is a simulation based business skills development tool masquerading as a game that simulates real market conditions and business scenarios in the training room.
We are using a Business training course called “BEST” which stands for “Business Expenses Savings Training” which was developed by the South African Institute of Entrepreneurship (SAIE).
The aims of our Business Sustainability Programme (BSP) are:
To assist entrepreneurs and graduates from our Business Training through the first year of running their business
To provide practical examples that can assist entrepreneurs to unlock challenges and implement sustainable solutions
The programme is for graduates of the training who desire to continue with the business that they started during the training or to begin a different one.
In order to increase our reach and impact, we have developed a model and process that enables us to train trainers
We have strict selection criteria and terms for partnership and so we seek to partner with like-minded individuals or organisations who are willing to comply with all aspects of our programme, content and values
Our Business Academy aims to equip entrepreneurs to plan, launch, grow and sustain businesses that will have a transforming impact on their stakeholder community.
It is for anyone who wants to start and run what is defined as a small or medium sized business as well as for graduates of the BEST training who have proven their ability to sustainably run a micro business and wish to step-up and grow their business…
I have learnt the five steps of business, which are planning, purchasing, adding value selling and analysing. I have also learnt on advertising and that I need to do my business where more people pass and are able to view my products. I have benefited a lot from this training, because I will be able to plan well now, to know what type of customers I need to have and what I should spend and save.
I have learnt how to plan for my business, selling how to separating money for Business, food and other things. I am really thankful for everything that I have learnt in this workshop.
I really enjoyed the training – it taught me and it was very practical. I learnt the things practically and it helped to bring a business perspective to my thinking. Things that I thought were hard and difficult to do unless you had been to a university or business college, I could now learn here at the training. I would suggest that we have a follow up group to meet to enrich our learning where we can share our business experiences and keep ourselves updated. It would also be good to have a platform where we can get assistance to those who are involved in business.
BEST Entrepreneurship Training program was a very interesting subject for me. I feel I am going to run a business with a different concept in future. I have tried many businesses and sadly I found them all bankrupt or closing down. But BEST has helped me to understand that planning of a business is critical, investing and adding value and selling and analysing your business puts more insights in how I can grow and run a business successfully, even with very little money. The practice of budgeting and purchasing or selling of goods was the BEST I had. Thank you for this rich program.
I really enjoyed the training even though it was a bit hard for me to do all the calculation. This training helped a lot on the budgeting part (business, domestic, and saving)
Having learned theory at school,
· the training focuses a lot on practicals. It does make it easier to start a business to run it.
· It focusses on the most important factors of business:
o Invest in your business
o Reduce you expenses
o Save for your business
· One can take ownership, have control of your business, know what is happening and be accountable
· I can definitely refer everyone to do it Indeed, I do not regret attending it, it is an investment.
· Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
· I can also be called in if there are new students to show them I am a living proof of BES.
I learned how to start a business and how to plan and how to handle the cases in business. I learned about what you need to expect in business. I learned that it is important to put money in the bank. I thank you very much about this business training because I learned a lot.
The B.E.S.T. training is priceless. I love working in a business environment and the things I learnt in this course has prone to be vital, not just for me, but for any individual who desires to use his/her money more wisely and to be a good steward of it. This course reminded me about the importance of recording everything you buy and sell and the importance of keeping receipts. I wish this course could be offered to scholars as I believe it will be a huge benefit in their lives and aid them in becoming independent earlier in their lives and think beyond the short-term ideas of just spending.
· The practical was very useful in helping to put into action what was learned.
· There was a clear emphasis on understanding the business cycle as well as keeping records.
· A clear notion of some variables that affect a business was introduced.
· A lot was learned in a fun way and that really was the crown of the training course.
I have benefitted a lot on this course. I have been challenged to start my own business using the small amount I will be having. Business is starting from small then you grow. I also learnt how to manage the business that is keeping the journal (Business, Savings and Expenses). I now know how to account every money I use in the business, my record keeping has been perfected. I am now very good at negotiating. It was a good course. I have learnt a lot. Thanks.
For me the course was very educating in a way that people work in their business, or making profit. Knowing how to use your money and making sure that you use your money in a good way. The Bottom Line Basic Course it made me realise that with little amount of money you can make lot of profit if you know the strategy and to plan your business. Thank all the people that taught us . They really brought light in our own business.
Also I have learnt the importance of keeping records, and consulting when making decisions.
I have learnt that one have to make a budget for everything, keep personal money and business money separate. In order to run a good business you have to find the right place, advertise if possible, keep records for everything and see whether you are making a profit or not. I have enjoyed the course, it was fun and interesting. I think I have learned a lot and that will help me run a better business. Sometimes the business can’t go according to plan.