Train-the-trainer

We strive to build capacity of village leaders, NGO's, community organizations and microfinance institutions by making our materials available for a nominal fee. Materials have been developed by professional entrepreneurial educators who also have extensive 'hands-on' business start-up experience and an understanding of the challenges facing African entrepreneurs.

About the Program

The Biashara Village Ventures program is very focused on 'applied learning' and includes exercises and examples relevant to village life. ​The program is comprised of nine modules that build on the steps of starting or building an enterprise. ​All materials are in English and Swahili. Each train-the-trainer package includes:

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WE TEACH EVERYWHERE - A CLASSROOM IS WHERE YOU MAKE IT

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use ​to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

Manuals

  • Learning Guide for Participants (44 pages)

  • Trainers Manual (A guide to teaching each module with key concepts, discussion topics,exercises and activities)


Administrative Tools

  • Participant Intake Assessment Forms

  • Session Evaluations

  • Program Evaluation

Contents - Learners Guide

Case Studies and Worksheets

  • Preparing a Budget - Braiding Saloon

  • Preparing a Budget – Duka

  • Preparing a Cash Flow - Duka

 

Trainer Resources

  • Session Plan Template

  • Session Plans (Suggested)

  • Review Questions (All Modules)

  • How to Run a Peer Learning Session

  • Training Tips and Reference Materials

Contents - Trainers Manual

GETTING STARTED              

  • How Are Entrepreneurs Different?

  • Am I an Entrepreneur?


IDENTIFYING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

PLANNING YOUR BUSINESS

CUSTOMERS AND COMPETITION

  • About Your Customers

  • About Your Competition

  • Being Different than Your Competition

  • Adding Value


OPERATIONS 

  • Types of Ownership

  • Vision and Mission

  • Calculating Prices

  • Production and Capacity


MANAGING YOUR MONEY

  • Start-up Costs

  • Creating a Budget

  • Income and Expense Statement

  • Comparative Income Statement

  • Money In – Money Out (Cash Flow)

  • Seasonality and Price Fluctuations

  • Recordkeeping is Important


PREPARING FOR THE START-UP

SELLING AND CUSTOMER CARE

  • Selling at the Market

  • Selling to Other Businesses and Groups

  • Seeling Yourself as the Business Owner

  • Ideas for selling

  • Tips for Selling and Customer Care


BEING SUCCESSFUL 

  • Being an Ethical Business Owner

  • Setting Goals

  • Tips for Success                                                             

Appendices:                                                 

  • Outline of a Business Plan

  • How People Learn

  • The Training Environment

  • Your Training Kit

  • Creating a Code of Conduct

  • Tips for Teaching

  • About Training Session Plans

  • Dealing with Difficult Situations

  • Learning Objectives

Page-by-page instructions on how to teach the core program content in the Learners Guide including suggested activities and exercises.  

Interested in using the Biashara Village Ventures program? Email us to learn more.
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