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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

 

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.

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.

Digital Lifestyles

Category:Technology

Course Level Startup

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Course Description

From cell phones to MP3 players to digital cameras, computers are changing our everyday lives. This course introduces you to digital technologies, including digital audio, digital video, and digital photography. It explores how these and other computing technologies are creating new career opportunities and shaping the world we live in.

Course Benefits

Digital technology is used in all areas of life today. It has changed the way people work and entertain themselves. This module explains the scope of digital technology at home, at work, and at play. It also identifies the different career opportunities made available because of the extensive use of computers in various fields.

Effective Presentations

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

How can you create effective and targeted slide presentations?

Learn how to create slide presentations that are well-designed and targeted to particular audiences. Make sure that you express what you want to say clearly, through the use of effective text, images, and examples.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpDetermine what information is relevant to a particular audience
hpCreate effective and well-designed slide presentations

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 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.

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

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

Setting Prices

Category:Marketing

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

How do I set prices for my products or services?

Explore how to price your products and services effectively. Learn how to use word processing software to customize tables that help track information you gather to set your prices. Learn what research to complete to determine prices for your products and services.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpSet prices for products and services
hpUse word processing software to customize tables

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Category:Marketing

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

How can a customer relationship management (CRM) tool help me to build my business?

Learn how to build your business by using a customer relationship management (CRM) tool. Learn how you can better keep track of information about your customers and potential customers, allowing you to build your business.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpSet up a CRM tool for your business
hpUse the CRM tool to track information that will help you build your business

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

Selling Online

Category:Finance/ Accounting

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

How can you create effective online marketplace listings for your products?

Learn how to maximize the use of selling online in your business. Learn how to create effectively put together online listings for your products. Explore how you can use photo-editing software to improve your product photos and advertisements.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpCreate effective titles, descriptions, and photographs for your online product listing
hpImprove your products’ photographs using photo-editing software

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

Strategic Planning

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

Learn to use a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis to choose the best strategies to help your business reach its long-term goals. Look into how you can start today.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpUse a SWOT analysis to consider your businesses Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats in order to select the most effective strategies for the success of your business.
hpMake the process easier by integrating word processing and spreadsheet documents

This course was developed in collaboration with the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, as part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Advancement and Development through Entrepreneurship Programs and Training (ADEPT) partnership for Myanmar (Burma).

 

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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Social Entrepreneurship

Category:Management

Course Level Ready to Export

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Course Summary

Discover how to build a financially sound business idea that will solve a problem in your community.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpAssess whether a social enterprise idea can create social impact and is financially sound
hpUse desktop or mobile software to record information as you build your social enterprise idea

 

Finding Funding

Category:Operations

Course Level Startup

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Course Summary

How can you find funding to start or grow your business?

Explore sources for start-up funds for your business. Identify which sources are the best match for your needs and learn what to consider before you apply. Explore how to search the Internet to find potential funders and then bookmark sites you find using social bookmarking. Finally, learn how to download and print applications for funding.

In this course, you will learn how to:
hpFind sources for start-up funds
hpIdentify the sources that are best for your business needs
hpUse social bookmarking
hpDownload and print applications

 

Developing High Performing Teams

Category:Management

Course Level Startup

Developing High Performing Teams is the fifth course from Five Leadership Course offered by Cisco through webinar.

Why join the webinar?

Learn the principles and best practices in hiring, building and managing great teams. Achieve a more successful team dynamic for business growth by:• Defining high performance teams
• Understanding Corporate Culture and Leadership and its impact on teams
• Hiring and managing high performance teams
• Understanding the dialogic principle of establishing awareness, presence, and consciousness

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.

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

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