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…
Business is important. You can have a successful business when you are determined in what you are doing. In business you can make good friends, and you also have food on the table.
The training opened my mind and taught me the way to run my business and to save money. I saw an increase in my business because of this training. – Thalita
I like the training because it taught me the advantages and disadvantages of business. It also gave me an experience in business (in the practical time).
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.
For this course, I learn how to run a business and to save money, even to negotiation to the customer. Negotiate a good deal because when you run a business you have to know good and bad prices. This term is very good because we also know how to plan our business. Before you buy you have to plan first. Then when you finish to plan you start to buy material. Then you start your business. It is what I’m learn.
I know that in everything that I am doing in my business I must save money and I must read my expenses so that I must know how much I did make and my expense and saving. Now I can save money or put my money in the bank. I know that I use money so I have to count everything I am using in my business.
I like the training because it is fun and wonderful.
It taught me more things on how to run your business. That you must not keep your money at home, and to be wise in each and everything you do.
In this business training we have learnt many things. I personally have learnt and gained information on how businesses begin.
I learnt a lot in this Business Training. I did Business before, but I was never doing well. I guess that was because I never made a budget. I am so grateful for what I learned. In a Business it will always go up and down, but I know that I can handle that now, since I know how to save some money. And I saw as well that you don’t need big money to start a business, you can start small and work yourself up.
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.
The workshop was an eye-opener. I certainly learnt a lot on how to manage a business. It is one of the best business trainings that exists, and simply because it is so practical.
I have learnt in this business training things that I didn’t know before. For example how to keep records and make contracts, as well as saving, buying and selling. We thank our teacher and translator for their good insight.
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.