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 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.
Also I have learnt the importance of keeping records, and consulting when making decisions.
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.
My name is Florence Kunkundiye and I would like to say what I have learned from this course. First of all I have learned that during the business, he/she has to record each of the movement that is happening during the business. During the business also, we have to use money well like saving in the bank without keeping it at home because the moment the whole money is home, it is possible to use it in a bad way and we never know what will come tomorrow or more future. To do a business, we have also to plan it well in terms of looking where he/she is going to put the business and use well the products how she/he make relationship with customers, use the price well so that customers are exchange money due to the value of the product, promotion is also important. As my conclusion, this course was so important to me because I have learned a lot from it.
Firstly I’d like to say WOW!
In a space of a month I got to experience how it feels like running a business, I got to learn how to skillfully negotiate a good contract, keep records, know when to increase prices, know when to keep them at a constant price and how to save. When I think of this course I then see how they made it relate to life as a whole especially the “life cards” but overall I should say it was a fun and exciting learning experience. I would now surely advise someone to take it, it will surely benefit them.
This course seemed good. Our teacher explained things to us very well and we understood well enough.
It takes the mystery out of business It has a good level of competition and energy in the training as it is a game-style programme.
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 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.
· 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.
It also taught me that when you are in business – how to treat your customer, how to save money in the bank and the way to use money.
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.