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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

Cisco Leadership Course Webinar: Artificial Intelligence – Opportunity or Threat for SMEs?

Category:Management

Course Level Startup

Webinar Session

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

10.00 AM (ID, TH, VN)

11:00 AM (MY, PH, SG)


From Apple’s Siri and Amazon Alexa to Telsa’s self-driving cars, we are seeing more Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies at work in business and daily living. Despite the seeming proliferation, it is still in the very early stages of development and because of that complex, time and resource consuming. Facing limited data, limited resources, and limited data science talent, is Artificial Intelligence – an opportunity or threat for SMEs?

Why Join the Webinar?

AI has already impact on competition, customer experience and is evolving extremely fast. Whether to adopt it or just want to prepare for its impact on our business, SMEs need to understand the consequences and changes AI is bringing into our environment. Find out about:

  • AI fundamentals for business leaders
  • Differentiate facts from fiction in terms of AI capability
  • Understanding business benefits of AI (use case examples)
  • What differentiates us in an AI centric world

About the speaker:

RobertRobert Schaffner

Robert Schaffner is a native Austrian and has lived and worked in Austria, Germany, Australia, and currently makes his home in Singapore. He started his career as a technologist 25 years ago at Siemens. In 2006, he co-founded Avodaq, a German IT system integrator. He co-founded the collaboration software company, Andtek, in 2011, which he later sold. Robert’s passion is teaching leaders, sales teams, and organizations how to have impact on individuals, organizations, and society.

He has just written a book with Pat Bodin and the title of the book is Get In the Boat – A Journey to Relevance.

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

 

 

 

Marketing Benefits vs Features

Category:Marketing

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

How can you effectively promote the benefits of your products or services?

Learn how to effectively promote the advantages of your products or services to your target audience in order to help you increase sales. Learn how to use templates to create marketing materials.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpUnderstand the difference between the benefits and features of your products or services and effectively promote them to your target market
hpUse online templates to create a flyer for your business

Computer Basics

Category:Technology

Course Level Startup

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Course Description

Computing has become a very integral part of everyday life in the twenty-first century. From music and photos to banking and communicating, computers have changed the way we work and live.

This course introduces you to the fundamentals of computing, explains the components of a computer, explores operating system basics, and shows you how to use a mouse and a keyboard. Also explains how computers can be used in different aspects of life.

Course Benefits

Computers are used in every field. They help organizations and individuals to conduct business transactions efficiently and quickly. Today, one of the basic skills necessary to succeed at a workplace is to know how to use the computer. To be able to get better jobs, you need to know how to use a computer.

Profit and Loss

Category:Finance/ Accounting

Course Level Startup

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How can you tell whether you are making a profit?

Learn to calculate profit and loss (P&L) considering all costs, including your hidden expenses. Find out how to customize a P&L spreadsheet to fit your business.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpFind your hidden expenses
hpCalculate profit and loss

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.

Effective Leadership

Category:Human Resources

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

Discover different leadership approaches and understand when and how to use them to be a more effective leader. Learn how to become a stronger and more effective leader in all aspects of business.

In this course, you will learn how to:

hpAssess which leadership approaches are appropriate for different situations

hpUse desktop or mobile software to collaborate and communicate more productively as a leader

IT for Business Success

Category:Technology

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

Determine the types of technology solutions that best address your business goals. Learn how different technology issues and capabilities directly and indirectly effect your business.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpDetermine the types of technology solutions that best address your business goals
hpDecide the best way to implement a technology solution given the circumstances of your particular business

Cash Flow

Category:Finance/ Accounting

Course Level Startup

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How can keeping track of your cash flow help your business?

Explore how to monitor and track your cash flow. Learn how to customize a spreadsheet to track your cash flow. Learn why cash flow is important to your business, and how to make decisions based on the research and results you gather.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpMake decisions about how to manage your cash
hpUse spreadsheet software to track your cash flow

 

Sales Forecasting

Category:Marketing

Course Level Startup

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How can you gather the right information to forecast sales for your business?

Learn why sales forecasting is important for your business and how to gather information to make a sales forecast. Learn how to customize a spreadsheet to track your sales forecast. Learn how to gather the important information needed to create your sales forecast.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpGather information to make a sales forecast for your business
hpUse spreadsheet software to track your sales forecast

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.

Basics of Finance

Category:Finance/ Accounting

Course Level Growing

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Course Summary

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

Learn basic concepts of business finance that help you calculate expenses and find out when you will make a profit. Explore using a spreadsheet to easily make necessary calculations.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Determine types of expenses
  • Calculate your break-even point
  • Use a spreadsheet to make your calculations easier

Legal Aspects of Cross-Border E-Commerce

Category:Technology

Course Level Growing

Legal Aspects of Cross-Border E-Commerce

About this Course:

Learners will be introduced to the legal aspects of cross-border e-commerce. Clients prize Baker & McKenzie for its breadth of access to markets, as it can individually guide cross-border transactions without using external local counsel.

Learners will be acquainted to legal entity critical to doing business in the global electronic marketplace. It includes regulations specific to certain products and services, advertising, intellectual property issues, enforceability of online transactions, taxation and data privacy protection.

Instructor: Elizabeth Opena, Partner, Quisumbing Torres

Course Type: Self-Paced

Lesson Length: 20 minutes

 

 

Connecting Global Commerce

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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Course Description

Learn how PayPal operates across platforms and devices — enabling consumers to pay with any device or operating system they choose no matter if they’re on their mobile devices, desktops or in the physical store. Since PayPal touches both the consumer and the merchant, we have the data to help protect against fraudulent transactions on the consumer side, while helping merchants to better understand their customers.

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Effective Business Websites

Category:Technology

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

How can your website meet your business goals by effectively reaching your target audience?

Learn how to build a user-friendly website that meets your business goals and effectively reaches your target audience. Learn how to use a web tool to create a website.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpCreate a user-friendly website that meets your business goals and effectively reaches your target audience
hpUse online web design software to create a website for your business

Getting the Most Value from Card Acceptance

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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Course Description:

Today we’re going to talk about how small businesses can expand and strengthen their enterprises by mastering electronic payments. Electronic payment technology continues to expand and improve, replacing cash and checks for government, consumers and small businesses. Many of the advantages of convenience and efficiency are so obvious that we don’t even think about them. There are many other features and capabilities of debit, credit and prepaid cards that can be overlooked or become confusing. With more and more use of electronic payments, Master Your Card is here to make sure everyone realizes how they can get more from their money by using the full power of electronic payment networks.

Course Type: Self-Paced

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

Basics of Logistics for Export

Category:Trade/ Logistics

Course Level Ready to Export


An overview of the fundamentals in logistics designed for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises who want to export to new market segments overseas.

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.

 

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