TypeOnsite Course
PriceR 4950
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The Business Skills for Entrepreneurs is designed to provide a thorough understanding of how a business works from a financial point of view and to equip delegates with the necessary tools to enable them to start up and run a small business.


Pictorial graphics in a unique delegate workbook as well as a cash flow simulation model are used to communicate basic business concepts.

In house instructors are licensed to conduct the programme on a modular basis.  Introductory programmes are conducted by Stratagem over two days.


Course duration is five days.  Presented in company.


Entrepreneurs or employees who have a reasonable level of education but who prefer less reading and writing than is required on most traditional supervisory programmes.  This programme is being used where companies have started with privatisation and need to retrench employees who will late become their sub-contractors.


Useful templates, forms, telephone numbers, websites, Tax tips etc.

Section 1Business Basics
Lecture 1Starting a Business
Lecture 2The Assets of a Business
Lecture 3Shareholders and Lenders
Section 2The Business Cycle
Lecture 4Sales
Lecture 5Cost Based Pricing
Lecture 6Comparison Based Pricing
Lecture 7Costs
Lecture 8Types of Costs
Lecture 9Costing Procedure
Lecture 10Profit and its Uses
Section 3Measuring Business Performance
Lecture 11Business Comparisons
Lecture 12Calculating Performance
Lecture 13Return on Assets
Section 4Influencing Business Performance
Lecture 14The Balancing of Results and Resources
Lecture 15Quality and Financial Performance
Lecture 16Waste and Financial Performance
Section 5Basic Record Keeping
Lecture 17The Purpose of Record Keeping
Lecture 18Money In and Money Out
Lecture 19Recording and Analysing Payments
Lecture 20Recording and Analysing Sales
Lecture 21Recording and Analysing Receipts
Lecture 22Completing the Monthly Summary
Lecture 23Reconciling the Bank Statement
Section 6Marketing
Lecture 24Marketing
Lecture 25Marketing and Customers
Section 7Constructing a Business Plan