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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 learning’s 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

            :  May/June

            : Sept/October


Stage One

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



Stage Two

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!