Seeds of Africa in collaboration with The Focal Group, have a packaged training and mentorship programme which seeks to affect and transform completely the small businesses we undertake to assist and incubate.

We develop skills and competencies required to make a business competent, market ready and competitive.

The entrepreneur’s development process begins by attending our in-house Micro MBA (Managing Business Administration) course which prepares them with the basics of running a successful business. This is followed by an intensive training, coaching and mentorship programme as follows which is determined and developed accordingly by the individual’s needs.

We walk through the following line items to determine and develop a training programme to support the individual’s needs and business requirements to becoming sustainable and increasing their profit margins :
• Legislative compliance
• Starting new businesses
• Setting objectives and direction for your business
• Writing business plans
• Developing more effective marketing strategies
• Increasing sales and profits
• Identifying new products and services
• Improving time management
• Identifying new opportunities

This forms the basis for engagement and allows for the long term plan and development goals for each specific business. We seek to translate a concept or idea into a sustainable and viable business venture.

When we work with a business, no matter the size, we find ourselves going “into the zone”. We take the typical “hand holding” approach with each individual entrepreneur and together experience the everyday running of the enterprise and mapping a plan and strategy.

Business is a “Team Sport” and no one person can know it all, and we certainly never profess to either, but we understand every area in a business well enough to know what is needed and who can fulfill the need best.

During the 36 month Seeds of Change Entrepreneurial Development Programme we help each enterprise achieve whatever business goals its setting. We will strategize with them, get ideas going, set up plans, hold them accountable, hold their hand when it gets tough and let them fly when it’s rolling. With this programme small enterprises also get access to our network of specialists and supply chains too.