Entrepreneurs get major boost

2015-11-12 06:00

Entrepreneurship in the Western Cape is set to receive a major boost with free business development workshops at several venues aimed at enhancing entrepreneurial skills in the province. The initiative is to further the Western Cape’s goal of job creation for economic growth.

This follows collaboration between the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Centre for Applied Entrepreneurship at USB Executive Development (USB-ED), the public company of Stellenbosch University.

Two-day business development workshops will be offered in six venues across the province with the first taking place in Moorreesburg from 30 November to 1 December 2015, Caledon from 2 to 3 December 2015 and Worcester from 8 to 9 December 2015.

Other venues to follow include Beaufort West, George and Bellville.

This stems from business owners often getting so absorbed by day-to-day challenges that they neglect to plan for the future needs of their customers. The workshops are aimed at helping entrepreneurs to prepare for the next life cycles of their businesses and to overcome the vulnerable phases.

Participants will be introduced to instruments and methodologies that will help them identify potential indicators of change and to assess the impact and opportunities that these changes represent. They will also be guided to design their business models around value-creating strategies.

For more information or to apply, contact Doris Viljoen at doris.viljoen@usb-ed.com or 082 965 7007

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