Association of Business Executives launches new qualification

18th November 2016
Boitshepo Bolele Source:The Midweek Sun


By Sun Reporter - Reporter

The Association of Business Executives (ABE) Botswana, shall on the 25th November 2016, launch a new qualification - the Business Start-Up Certificate (Level 3) at Botswana National Productivity Centre (BNPC).

Workplace institutions, colleges, Brigades, Community Training Centres and NGOs are expected to attend. The objective of the event is to invite training institutions to apply for accreditation to deliver the ABE business start-up course. Assistant Minister of Investment, Trade & Industry Biggie Butale and Managing Director of ABE Africa, Bradley Wade shall officiate at the launch.

Boitshepo Bolele, ABE Area Manager – Botswana, says that the ABE Level 3 Certificate in Business Start-up gives one the skills and experience to create a robust business plan and start one’s own enterprise. The course develops one’s ability to research, plan, budget and reduce risk to ensure success and growth.
Candidates will gain knowledge and confidence they need to run a successful business and learn the mechanics of running a business.

These core skills can be applied to any business venture, whether someone wants to set-up a café or a digital business, it gives them the foundations to do this.Bolele explains that ABE short courses are internationally accredited, properly assessed and have credits attached to them. The programme lends itself as a basis for Business Certification and for those embarking on long term training.

The programme is designed for the local trainers to standardise Entrepreneurial Training and to provide them with a robust programme that they can provide in their own institutions. Institutions are therefore invited to apply and get licensed to train/ deliver this programme.

The course is designed for people with a trade who want to work for themselves and for people with an idea but no business experience; They will learn how to research and build a business proposition, how to analyse competitors, how to write a business plan, how to pitch, how to plan, legal requirements in their country, what they need to do to raise their skills, how to manage a business day-to-day and how to recognise when things are going wrong.

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