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 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 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.
Because of this course I am now more committed to my work and encouraged/challenged to work more.
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.
Though I am a businessperson, I have learnt and improved on my record keeping. The 4 P’s where very helpful in marketing: products, place, promotion and price. I also realised that some people that we (Business for transformation – B4T) help with loans need this training especially start ups and I wish to be one of the trainers to that I can be able to offer this training.
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.
Also I have learnt the importance of keeping records, and consulting when making decisions.
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 learned how to invest money and how to use business money. It is very important to know how much money you need to start a business and how much will spend.
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.
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 thought the course was extremely well presented. The presenters were enthusiastic and came across as very experienced and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the fact that it was presented in a cross-cultural environment which helped us to see things from each other’s perspective. The manner of presentation –the game- made the learning so easy and so much fun and yet what we learnt was so sound and useful. The practical was amazing for me – and not something I would ever have tried if I had not done the course. I was WAY out of my comfort zone. But it really taught me so much and grew me as a person as well as teaching me business skills.
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.