Founder 101: Become a successful entrepreneur

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Find out if becoming an entrepreneur is right for you! This course will teach you the steps to take: whether you need to know about developing your idea into a product or service; how to plan, organize and manage your finances; or learn new skills in sales, marketing and leadership.

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Who this course is for


This course is for you if you want to learn what steps you need to take to turn the idea of entrepreneurship into a successful business.
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What you will learn

  • 1

    If entrepreneurship is right for you, and how to develop the mindset to succeed.

  • 2

    The various roles and responsibilities which come with managing and leading a business.

  • 3

    How to develop your product or service based on what your customers need and want.

  • 4

    How to market and sell your product or service to customers and solve their problems.

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Course contents: 6 topics

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    The Founder Are you thinking about starting your own business? Learn about how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and how to deal with taking risks.

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    The Inventor Learn how to turn your ideas into products or services that solve your customers’ problems! Learn to conduct market research to create something of value.

  • 3

    The Salesman Get ready to get your product or service into the hands of your customers! Create a marketing plan and sales strategy, then put it to use.

  • 4

    The Manager Deal with the legal and organizational questions related to starting a business: what is the right type of business for you, and how should you set it up?

  • 5

    The Banker Every business needs funding. Learn how to identify your funding needs and what funding possibilities are available to you, and manage your money correctly.

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    The Leader Lead by example to create a respectful, trusting and productive workplace. Build a diverse team with multiple skills and personalities to succeed.

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What you will get

When you complete the course you’ll earn a Funzi certificate of achievement. You can showcase your certificate by mentioning it in your CV, Linkedin profile and other professional profiles.

  • Practical skills broken down into bite-sized learning, so that you can complete the course with only 15 min/day for 4 WEEKS

  • Course content in the form of text, visuals, and activities to verify your learning

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Here's what your fellow learners are saying about this course

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  • “The course was refreshing and a fresh of breath air! The slides on being a great sales man really knocked it out of the park for me.”

    Lehlohonolo Gabriel Moropane
    South Africa

  • “The course was a brilliant, intelligent and excellent one. The slides are friendly and the terminologies are well define and spell out. I am grateful for taking my time to attend the course. It worth more than the time involved.”

    – Oluwagbemiga Dairo, Nigeria

  • “What a course, everything you need to know about starting, managing, financing, growing your business, it's all in this it”

    – Siphokazi Khokhotho, South Africa

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