Strathmore Enterprise Development Programme 3rd Graduation Ceremony
59 entrepreneurs recently graduated from The Strathmore Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC), after a 16 -week intense training that addressed the needs of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), providing solutions to the various practical, real-life problems they typically encounter.
Experience over the years has shown that entrepreneurs, in addition to training, require support services to help them implement their growth plans. SEDC that operates under the School of Management and Commerce, primary objective therefore help owner/managers of SMEs to develop their competencies to effectively manage the growth of their ventures.
Emphasizing on the fact that entrepreneurship is a journey that needs persistence and continuous improvement, the guest speaker Osbon George Yogo, highlighted the importance of networking and exchanging of experiences amongst entrepreneurs to encourage businesses to go further. He added that for businesses to grow, there is need for professionalism and putting systems and structures in place, an aspect that entrepreneurs learn through the SEDC program.
The Enterprise Development Programme/course is a hands-on participant centered program. Through the use of locally developed business case studies, participants engage in discussions enabling them to develop problem-solving and good decision making skills. After each module participants implement key learnings and give feedback on their experiences.
Course design and delivery
Course is designed as a 16 week program: 8 weeks for Part 1 and 8 weeks for Part 2.
Mode and duration of study: Part time on Wednesdays from morning 8.00am to 1.00pm.
Breakfast is served at 10.00am while lunch is served at 1.30pm.
Entry Qualifications: SME owners and CEOs
Intakes: Jan/ Feb
Module 1: Developing a competitive Strategy for business
Module 2: Developing a competitive business plan
Module 3: Understanding the use and value of financial records
Module 4: Cash flow Management
Module 5: The legal environment for small business
Module 6: Product design and development decisions
Module 7: Understanding taxation for small businesses
Module 8: Business Ethics and social responsibility
Module 1: Managing Business Resources
Module 2: Business pricing and Costing Strategies
Module 3: Financial Management
Module 4: Developing a winning marketing strategy for the business
Module 5: Making business operations better, faster and cheaper
Module 6: Enterprise Risk Management
Module 7: Using technology for competitive advantage
Module 8: Emerging business opportunities
Congratulations to the graduating class!