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ACPM 120: Business Planning course
Africa Center for Project Management is pleased to announce a Certificate Course in Business Planning course Online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month

Overview:
Developing Business Planning skills is vital for any entrepreneur wishing to start-up a business in today’s competitive environment. The whole process of developing a Business Plan forces the entrepreneur to pay particular attention to the key factors that will determine the success of his/her venture, thus addressing promptly and mitigating potential risks. The Business Plan then becomes a planning and monitoring tool to the entrepreneur in implementing the venture. It should be stressed that Business Planning is a dynamic process, with the Business Plan being constantly reviewed and updated to take account of changes in the market environment or changes in the strategic focus of the company.
The Business Plan serves another important function for the entrepreneur. It is the tool with which the entrepreneur communicates with the potential financiers (venture capitalists, banks) of his/her venture. The quality therefore of the Business Plan in terms of both content and attractiveness of presentation, determines to a large extent the entrepreneur’s success in attracting interest for funding. The purpose of this manual is to serve as a guide and educate the participants in developing their Business Plans.


Course content:
  1. Introduction
  2. Cover page
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Business description
  5. Marketing segment
  6. Operating plan
  7. Financial segment
  8. appendix

Course Organizers:

Africa Center for Project Management was established in 2004 in Amsterdam with the Africa regional offices in Nairobi. The organization was formed to address capacity building needs among development and corporate organizations in Africa and Asia by offering Online Certificates and In-House trainings. The organization has over ten years experience working with development partners in capacity building in. We have trained over 5000 development and Business Professionals in various thematic areas.

Computing Requirements:
Participants will need to use email, upload and download word docs, PowerPoint files and PDFs, and post on the discussion board or send assignments by email.   If you do not have internet speed sufficient to download materials, an offline DVD or hard copies course may be the right alternative for you. Materials Provided: Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.

Exercises:

After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.

Assignments:
In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 8 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: Two Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT:
 info@onlinelearningcentre.org

 

 

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