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Energy Efficiency: Do More for Less

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

Find out how to assess and reduce energy use in your business to save money and protect the environment. Learn how to use spreadsheets to assess energy use and adjust your practices.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpUnderstand how to assess your energy use and how conserving energy saves your business money, preserves natural resources, and cuts back on pollution
hpUse a spreadsheet to assess your business’s energy use

Maximizing Capacity

Category:Operations

Course Level Ready to Export

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Course Summary

How can you maximize the volume of products and services you produce?

Learn about how to maximize your business’s capacity to produce goods or services and explore how a spreadsheet can help you better understand how staff time is used in your business.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpDetermine how to judge your capacity
hpFormat a Spreadsheet in a way that is organized and helpful to your business

Inventory Management

Category:Operations

Course Level Ready to Export

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Course Summary

How much do you need to sell to make a profit?

Learn ways to manage your inventory to maintain successful business operations and maximize your profit. Discover different technologies for managing inventory. Learn why inventory management is essential to your business as a whole.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpChoose the best method of inventory management for your business
hpUse different technologies to manage your inventory

 

Productivity Programs

Category:Technology

Course Level Startup

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Course Description

Productivity programs are tools that you can use to create documents, presentations, tables, charts, and graphs. This course explores the most common productivity software applications used in business, in education, and at home. In this course, you will learn the features of various productivity programs such as word processing software, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases. You will also learn how to select the right software to cater to your needs.

Course Benefits

Productivity programs are used in business for schedules, resumes, business plans, and more. These programs are widely known and used on a daily basis. In school, students are using these applications to write essays, create presentations, and organize their schedule. High Schools and Colleges have started demanding a typed final essay for a grade; forming these applications into a vital part of education. Others may use the applications at home for any other tasks, making these applications a universal tool.

Computer Security and Privacy

Category:Technology

Course Level Startup

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Course Description

This course helps you to identify the various threats to your computer and the data stored on it. You will explore how to protect your computer from these threats by taking some preventive measures. Finally, this course explains the ethical and legal issues related to Internet usage.

Course Benefits

Like any other electronic device, your computer is at risk from damages caused by accident or by intention. Some of these damages can be permanent. You can prevent your computer hardware, software, and the data stored on it from a number of damages by taking certain preventive measures.

The Internet and the World Wide Web

Category:Technology

Course Level Startup

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Course Description

The Internet can connect you to people, information, and resources around the world. This course shows you how to connect to the Internet, browse webpages and websites, use search engines, and communicate with others using email, instant messaging, blogs, and other media.

Course Benefits

The Internet has changed the way people communicate with each other. You can access and use various services related to finding information, communicating, and conducting business on the Internet.

Tool for Business Plan Development

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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About this Course:

The C-BED Tool for Business Plans is a companion to the C-BED training tools for Aspiring Entrepreneurs (AE) and Small Business Owners (SBO). It is designed for groups who have already completed these training tools and will be able to draw on this work to complete a business plan.

The Tool for Business Plans is part of  Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED), a low cost, innovative training program designed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to support skills development and empowerment in local communities for improvements in livelihoods, productivity and working conditions.

The training tools incorporate hands-on, activity based lessons, maximizing the use of diagrams and pictures so that both literate and illiterate participants are able to learn together. This alternative teaching method has been found to promote increased leadership and participation during the course and translates to greater individual feelings of empowerment and ties to the community once the course is complete.

Available Lessons:

The tool is divided into two sections. In Section #1 an introduction to each element of the business plan is provided along with instructions and examples on how to capture the relevant information for your business. Links to the activities completed in C-BED for AE and SBO are provided, as well as referral to other C-BED training tools for those entrepreneurs needing to develop their skills further. In Section #2, an overview of the business planning process is presented and a blank template for business plans is provided.

 

The Aspiring Entrepreneurs Training

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

About this Course:

The Aspiring Entrepreneurs (AE) training is focused on developing the basic competencies needed by entrepreneurs who are planning to start a business. The training will support entrepreneurs to review the key business principles of product, place, promotion and price, evaluate business ideas and develop strategies for success.

After completing the course, participants will understand how a business operates, how to assess different business strategies, and how to collaborate with others to promote their businesses success. Participants will have a new skill set and confidence to take action, make decisions and plan for the future of their business or prospective businesses.

The AE is part of  Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED), a low cost, innovative training program designed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to support skills development and empowerment in local communities for improvements in livelihoods, productivity and working conditions.

Available Lessons:

  1. Overview of the programme
  2. Introductions
  3. Selecting a Business Idea
  4. Defining a Business Idea and Potential Customers
  5. Developing Your Marketing Plan
  6. Setting Your Price
  7. What Makes a Successful Business?
  8. Action Plan

Problem Solving and Entrepreneurship through Innovation

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

About this Course:

This Problem Solving and Entrepreneurship through Innovation (EI) training is designed for individuals that have existing enterprises, particularly those that have been recently established or those that have identified problems.

After EI training, participants will better understand how to innovate through an innovative process, and how to use the tools presented to spend time on innovating within their businesses. Participants will have a new skill set and confidence to think creatively, come up with innovative ideas and test these with people in and outside their business.

The EI is part of  Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED), a low cost, innovative training program designed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to support skills development and empowerment in local communities for improvements in livelihoods, productivity and working conditions.

Available Lessons:

  1. Overview of the programme
  2. Introductions
  3. What is Innovation
  4. Creative Thinking
  5. Problem Definition
  6. Create Ideas
  7. Filter
  8. Pilot
  9. Action Plan

Eligible for Certification: Yes

 

Tool for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

About this Course:

This Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EI) training is designed for individuals that have existing enterprises, particularly those that have been recently established or those that have identified problems.

After EI training, participants will better understand how to innovate through an innovative process, and how to use the tools presented to spend time on innovating within their businesses. Participants will have a new skill set and confidence to think creatively, come up with innovative ideas and test these with people in and outside their business.

The EI is part of  Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED), a low cost, innovative training program designed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to support skills development and empowerment in local communities for improvements in livelihoods, productivity and working conditions.

Available Lessons:

  1. Overview of the programme
  2. Introductions
  3. What is Innovation
  4. Creative Thinking
  5. Problem Definition
  6. Create Ideas
  7. Filter
  8. Pilot
  9. Action Plan

Eligible for Certification: Yes