Entrepreneur training course invite

2016-04-20 06:00
Photo: supplied  Attendees at the recent entrepreneurship course Nadia Carolissen (AHi), Jaco Wijnmaalen (DSBF), Elize Kohler, Sishi Vusi, Nomkhosi Myeza, Masndisa Nzama and Vincent Champion.

Photo: supplied Attendees at the recent entrepreneurship course Nadia Carolissen (AHi), Jaco Wijnmaalen (DSBF), Elize Kohler, Sishi Vusi, Nomkhosi Myeza, Masndisa Nzama and Vincent Champion.

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DURBAN South Business Forum (DSBF) recently hosted the first in a series of entrepreneurs training courses. This is done in line with the vision of AHi to promote entrepreneurship. The first course was sponsored by AHi and DSBF, while ATKV Natalia Resort made their conference facilities available at no cost for this course.

The course was a comprehensive introductory course, covering topics like entrepreneurship, business ideas and business opportunities, business models and value propositions, the importance of a good business plan, introduction to marketing and introduction to operations management.

These topics were covered over three days, from 6 to 8 April. The course was presented by Nadia Carolissen, Manager, Entrepreneurship Training and Development at AHi and assisted by Jaco Wijnmaalen, management consultant at Quartz Consulting, and member of the management committee of DSBF.

It is important that this should not be seen as a once-off event. Over the next few months this will be followed with a mentoring programme assisting attendees on various other aspects like legalities around business establishment, compiling a good business plan and various forms of funding.

It also requires input from young entrepreneurs, the first challenge being to establish contact with as many other businesses, entrepreneurs and prospect clients as possible. The attendee who establishes the most possible business contacts within a given time will be given a R500 prize.

Although there were not many prospect entrepreneurs who attended this first course, those who did attend generally found it extremely worthwhile. This was not the last chance for entrepreneurs wishing to enhance their entrepreneurial skills.

There will be more courses like this presented in the future. Entrepreneurs create most of the employment opportunities and make a huge contribution to economic growth worldwide and especially in South Africa. Entrepreneurship development and training is one of the AHi's main activities, as entrepreneurs are the biggest creators of employment in these economically exciting times. In this way the AHI helps to create a strong middle-class.
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