New Business Creation

Online Short Course

R6 400.00 R5 632.00

Course Fees
7 weeks


In the current economic climate, where job opportunities are becoming increasingly scarce, it is vital that individuals be empowered with the skills to take control of their own future and create pathways to financial freedom and independence, through entrepreneurship.

This course empowers you to recognise and match your own unique capabilities and characteristics with opportunities in the macro-environment. You are exposed to a basic business, financial and costing skills, marketing skills and team management knowledge, to ensure that a new business venture created is viable, sustainable and ultimately generates wealth.

Subject Expert

Andrew Geddie is the CEO and founder of The Geddie Company, which consists of three operating divisions: an academic development division, a social media marketing division, and an SMME consulting division which offers an integrated approach to mentoring and coaching start-ups as well as established entrepreneurs. Andrew is also financial director of a tutoring company based in Johannesburg.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Rhodes University as well as a Master’s degree in Business Leadership from the Unisa School of Business Leadership.

He has gained extensive practical commercial experience in a variety of industries including wholesale, retail and manufacturing. He also has experience in materials development and has lectured both locally as well as in India and surrounding countries, and various countries in Africa.

Tutor Support

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.

Course and Technical 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.

Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software application 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.

How You Will Learn

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Learn through all your interactive course notes
  • Review case studies and supplementary resources
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Course Facilitator via the discussion forum and Zoom webinars


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.


  • MODULE 0
    Orientation Module
  • MODULE 1
    Introduction to New Business Creation
  • MODULE 2
    Business Planning and Management
  • MODULE 3
    Marketing Principles and strategies
  • MODULE 5
    Financial Management
  • MODULE 6
    Managing Teams
  • MODULE 7
    Wrap Up

Payment options available to you

credit card
payment plan
EFT/Direct Deposit


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