Business skills Development
The business training and advisory programme for the benefit of prospective entrepreneurs - people considering business as a viable alternative to employment and help to equip them with key skills necessary to initiate and run small businesses successfully and profitably.
We provide training in key skills for business such generating business ideas, planning, budgeting, financing a business, purchasing stock, producing a product or service for sale, keeping records, customer services, marketing and promotion, employing staff, etc. The impact of this training is that beneficiaries acquire knowledge and build confidence to take initiatives and start small businesses, manage business risks and make appropriate business decisions. We also providing advice, coaching and support services to help individuals and groups in areas of developing and running viable business activities.
As an example, one of our recent training events aimed at empowering the women of the African Caribbean Community to gain skills for business under the theme “Women in Enterprise”. The workshops approached the training from the perspective of a “successful black business woman”. At the end of the sessions, the women reflected that they had been enthused to become one such successful black business women.
It is expected that improvement in business skills will result in some of the beneficiaries starting small businesses, thereby improving their incomes and status and offering products and services beneficial to the wider community.