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Promoting Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development Course

INTRODUCTION

Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development are the best hope for reviving weak world economies. Entrepreneurs cannot do it alone; they need an enabling environment in which their business can grow. This course is designed to give insights into the basic requirements for increasing the level of entrepreneurship in communities at local and national levels.

In order to build the capacity of Development professionals who are actively engaged in the Agriculture and food security activities in governmental and non-governmental organizations to support efforts in improving survival rates of Agribusinesses that currently have a high rate of failure, (I.e.  70 to 80 per cent of new businesses end their operations in their first year. And of those that survive, only half remain in business after five years), this one week course will provide hands-on training in Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development and the application of Knowledge to decision making in Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development planning and Management.

The workshop offers intensive training that will enable the learner to know how to address these challenges. It focuses on the things entrepreneurs care most about, and that ultimately affect their bottom line: How to raise money, make money, save money and help others to do so.

DURATION

5 days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is intended for audiences working in governments, funding agencies, and research and non-government organizations for Emergency response and other Development programmes. It is also suitable for business owners and representatives from organizations that support entrepreneurship and/or seek to enable an environment in which businesses can flourish

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the course, participants will:

  • Understand the basic concepts of Entrepreneurship and Agriculture Development
  • Learn the basic requirements for business operations
  • Know the causes of many business failures
  • Learn how to overcome pitfalls in businesses

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

  • Definition of Entrepreneurship
  • Definition of Agribusiness Development
  • Key concepts in Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness
  • Developing one’s own Agri-business enterprise
  • Risk taking i.e. working in uncertainty to achieve a goal.
  • Innovation
  • Persistency and resilience
  • Determination in patience
  • Competitiveness
  • Taking personal responsibility
  • Converting situations into opportunity.
  • Insights into unique entrepreneurs/entrepreneurship:
  • WHAT
    • Information Needed
    • Prospects and scope of a particular industry or business
    • Technical details
    • Quantum of investment etc.
    • Information about different fields about the particular trade
    • Purpose of being the business
    • Responsibilities towards customers, employees, society etc.
    • For marketing of your product be aware of strength and weakness of your product.
    • Factors offering market demand
    • Cost and model of distribution etc.
    • Manufacturing process
    • Plant and machinery
    • Availability of new materials
    • Production costs’
    • Manpower
    • Fund requirement of working capital
    • Assessment of profitability and repayment of term loan.
  • HOW
    • Implementation plan
    • Final selection of a product
    • Prepare project report
    • Registration :

                 - Apply to Financial Institutions

                 - Provisional Registration

                 - Obtain Licenses

                 - Apply for shed, Land and Power etc.

                 - Arrange your capital

                 - Plant Layout

                 - Construct shed

                 - Obtain utilities

                 - Order for raw materials supply etc.

                 - Recruitment and training of manpower

                 - Arrangements of sales network

                 - Train run/sales promotion technique

                 - Introduction of product

                 - Commercial production return.

  •  Challenges faced by new Entrepreneurs
  • How to overcome hurdles and pitfalls faced by new business starters
  • Concept of an enabling business environment
  • How to enhance a fertile business climate
  • Entrepreneurial life cycle
  • Entrepreneurship and the economy

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:outreach@indepthresearch.org.  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail outreach@indepthresearch.org

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 16th October 2017.

Send proof of payment to outreach@indepthresearch.org

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Duration 5 Days
Event Date 23-10-2017
Event End Date 27-10-2017
Cut off date 16-10-2017
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 95,460.00
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,288.00
Individual Price (International) USD 1,400.00
Location Nigeria

Group Tariffs

Group Size Kenyan Rate Per day (KES) International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)
6-10 95,000.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
11-15 146,250.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
16-20 191,250.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
21-25 230,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
26-30 262,500.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
30-50 309,825.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
3-5 62,500.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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