Learn How to Develop a Winning Business Plan
A business plan is a road map for the entrepreneur and also could as a great marketing & communication tool. It has become so vital that most financial institutions (banks, venture capitalists, angel investors, and equity based crown funding) will not loan funds without a detailed business plan. This free four (4) weeks short course is designed to equip African start-up firms with knowledge of how to design a winning business plan.
On completion of this short course you are expected to:
- To understand the differences between Business Model Vs Business Plan
- Examine different formats of a business plan
- To understand the fundamentals of a successful elevator/rocket pitch
This short course will be delivered online for a period of only 4 weeks. Participants will be required to engage via the PAICA online portal. Materials will be provided including videos, articles and other multi-media resources.
5.0 INDICATIVE CONTENT
- Business Plan Components
- Business Plan (Definition, Scope, Benefits, & Challenges)
- Business Model Vs Business Plan
- Business Plan Vs Effectuation
- Pitching the Business Plan (Elevator Pitch)
- Business Plan Vs Passion
WHO ARE YOUR COURSE FACILITATORS?
Dr Nasiru Taura
Dr Nasiru Taura is a seasoned lecturer with over a decade experience and expertise in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, & design management. Dr Taura lives and teaches entrepreneurship & innovation in some UK Universities for over a decade. He is also a visiting lecturer at Winchester School of Arts (WSA) for design management as well as an External Examiner at Bath Spa University, UK. Dr Taura also belongs to international network of experts such as ‘Innovation 360 group’ Stockholm (Sweden) and the Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts & Manufactures (RSA), in the UK. Dr Taura’s work on African innovation have been presented at international conferences such as Academy of Management in the United States, RENT in France, European Summer University ESU (Estonia, Denmark, & Portugal). Dr Taura is now currently leading the editing of a book in the Palgrave Macmillan Africa entrepreneurship series titled: ‘digital entrepreneurship in Africa…’