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   +254 735 331 020 | +254 715 077 817
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Entrepreneurship and Business Development Skills Course


This course is designed to introduce participants to the ideas that they can create a place for themselves in today's economic reality. While examining current trends and issues in today's workplace, the participants is challenged to explore their career interests as a starting point for entrepreneurial activities. This course emphasizes the tools to write a successful business plan.


This training course targets aspiring entrepreneurs, existing entrepreneurs who want to improve their skill set, and other professionals interested in entrepreneurial ventures.


Proficiency in English.


3 Days


Upon completion of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the personal skills necessary to succeed in an entrepreneurial environment.

  • Examine current business trends and assess their impact and importance to small business

  • Apply business concepts and principles to develop entrepreneurial business goals and strategies.

  • Construct a preliminary set of financial projections to assess the viability of a small business.

  • Complete a feasibility study on a business idea to determine its probability of success.


Module 1. New Business Development

  • Examine the definition, the process and the background

  • Assessing Entrepreneurial Skills

  • Complete a Personal Self-Assessment

  • Assessing personal attitudes and attributes

  • Appraising personal financial situation

Module 2. Exploring New Business Ideas and Opportunities

  • Outline sources of ideas for a new business

  • Examine future opportunities and trends, and identify market signals

  • Learn techniques to evaluate your business ideas

  • Business start-up options

  • Explore buying a business

  • Consider a franchise

  • Review starting a business from scratch

Module 3. Conduct a Feasibility Study

  • Assess the market

  • Determine your start-up financial requirements

  • Develop short-term financial projections

  • Organize your business

  • Decide on your business structure

  • Register your business name

  • Discover the appropriate licenses and permits required to start

Module 4. Protecting Business Ideas

  • Explore patents, trademarks with copyrights

  • Arrange financing

  • Examine sources of financing

Module 5. Preparing Business Plan

  • Identify the steps in the business planning process

  • Organize the information

  • Complete the plan


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.


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


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


Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 27th November 2017.

Send proof of payment to


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.


This scheduled course can also be tailored for your organization. To find out how our tailor-made training can help your organization, call our team on

Mob: +254 715 077 817, +254 735 331 020, +254 731 240 802.

Tel: 020 211 3814

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 3 Days
Event Date 04-12-2017
Event End Date 06-12-2017
Cut off date 27-11-2017
Individual Price (Kenyan) KES 45,000.00
Individual Price (International) EUR 606.00
Individual Price (International) USD 660.00
Location Nairobi, Kenya
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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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