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Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning

Short Courses


Entrepreneurship

The Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning recognizes that entrepreneurs are important influencers for economic growth. The Centre also acknowledges that for entrepreneurs to be successful they will require relevant knowledge, training, and skill sets in which this suite of Entrepreneurship courses was designed. Upon completion of the entrepreneurship courses we offer, entrepreneurs will be confident in knowing that they can utilize the valuable insights gained, to ensure that their business ventures are successful.
 

New Venture Management and Business Planning

New Venture Management and Business Planning

Starting one’s own business has taken on critical importance in our increasingly turbulent economic and workplace environments. Additionally, training in business planning and new venture management has been proven as instrumental in transforming small single owner/family businesses into high growth/high yield ventures. This course addresses the role of market and customer analyses in business planning and takes you through the paces of business plan development and preparation. It also considers the modes of new venture ownership and strategies for growing entrepreneurial enterprises.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face

 

Entrepreneurial Finance

Entrepreneurial Finance

Good finances are important for running a successful business, as it is a sign of a sustainable business model and make it easier to pay bills and put money in your pocket. Sadly, managing finances can be a daunting task for many entrepreneurs. This course will provide learners with the accounting language's essentials. It is also designed to strengthen the start-up ecosystem in the Caribbean by providing business development support for early stage entrepreneurs who need to develop the business acumen to manage basic finances of their business. Upon completion, entrepreneurs should be able to understand finance fundamentals; and read, interpret and develop financial statements for business diagnosis and decision-making.

Mode of Delivery: 100% Online

 

Investor Readiness for Caribbean Entrepreneurs

Investor Readiness for Caribbean Entrepreneurs

Investors help generate capital for new businesses and therefore play a vital role in the success and growth of companies. Business owners must be prepared for investors and therefore the course was designed to provide valuable insights into the processes involved in raising funds for their business as well as to help them to develop the relevant knowledge, skills and documents needed to successfully engage investors.

Mode of Delivery: 100% Online

 

The Lean Start-Up for the Caribbean Entrepreneur

The Lean Start-Up for the Caribbean Entrepreneur

Small Businesses and start-ups are viewed as important influencers for economic growth. Within the Caribbean region, the ecosystem for start-ups is nascent and growing. Due to this growth, this course was designed to provide entrepreneurs with the relevant training that focuses on basic fundamental business development skills to help them become more successful in business. The programme covers the major principles of the world-renowned Lean start Up Methodology. 

Mode of Delivery: 100% Online