Entrepreneurship forms the cornerstone of economic growth. Especially in the African and South African business environment, it is increasingly important to be able to develop solutions to problems and to create opportunities for employment in an economy that is inaccessible to so many people. With high rates of unemployment, it has become essential to be able to gainfully generate your own income and secure your financial future.
Every successful business started as an initial idea. Have you identified a need that must be met? Do you have an idea for a business that just needs that little kick-start to get going to provide you with a secure financial future? Then this course has been designed for you. This course will help you develop the techniques, skills and knowledge to help you distil your entrepreneurial idea and turn that idea into a successful business. You’ll be introduced to the tools you will need to establish your business, as well as the concepts, structures and processes you will have to get to grips with, when starting your business.
Bruce Wade comes from a varied past of corporate and small business experience, with 15 years in the computer sector and a strong emphasis on retail, warehousing and supply chain management.
Bruce opened his first business in 1998 and has proved himself in developing many entrepreneurial ventures since then. With a short break in the NPO sector doing business skills development, Bruce returned to his own business to start coaching and education in the entrepreneurial skills sector.
The Entrepreneur Incubator and Academy was formed in 2007 and later merged with an accounting firm to create Entrepreneur and Management Solutions in 2016. They have assisted in over 650 new business startups and the development of many more going concerns.
Bruce, also known as the “Batman-for-Business”, provides entrepreneurial strategic coaching, mentoring and training to a number of businesses both local and international. He is the author of Exploit Yourself, the creator of the Sphere of Mankind and the Business Arrow and currently speaks on the corporate, entrepreneurial and economic development circuits. You can find him online on blogs as well as on his weekly Bruce on Business vlog.
Bruce has been instrumental in the development of the core entrepreneurial roadmap of job creation and to alleviate poverty in South Africa.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.
You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.