Business Planning / Management​ "Week 1"

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Course Description

This course focuses on teaching SMEs how to plan for and operate their business and develop analytical and conceptual skills necessary for the planning and implementation of a new venture. It is a comprehensive course on operating an SME in Africa in today’s dynamic business environment.

Topics include essential management skills, how to prepare a business plan, SME management strategies, financial needs, access to resources and managing your customers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, SME will be able to:

  1. Identify suitable paths to growing their business.
  2. Understand fundamental principles, generalizations and theories of business expansion.
  3. Develop a feasibility study of the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed new business opportunity.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to design, produce and present a detailed written business plan.


  1. Business Plan: Roadmap to success.
  2. The competitive advantage of being a SME in Africa today.
  3. Exploring your market: opportunities, competition and external factors that impact your business.
  4. Financing: financial needs and how to access resources.
  5. Effective Customer Service.

Course Curriculum

Module 1: Business Management 101
Lesson 1: Why the world needs entrepreneurs Details 00:00:00
Lesson 2: The Basics of Business Management Details 00:00:00
Module 1 Reading Details 00:00:00
Module 2: Keeping Track of Business Financials
Lesson 1: The importance of keeping financial records Details 00:00:00
Lesson 2: Key Concepts in Business Planning Details 00:00:00
Lesson 3: Keeping Track of Cash Flows Details 00:00:00
Lesson 4: Profit or Loss? Details 00:00:00
Lesson 5: The Balanced sheet of your business Details 00:00:00
Case Study Readings Details 00:00:00

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  1. Module 1: Business Management


    Amazing content.

  2. excellent


    Well paced teaching and very clear presentation

  3. 4

    Most of the course felt like it was being read. It would be nice to give practical examples inn a more conversation like style.


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