Small Business Management and Entrepreneuship Skills – Douala

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Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) contribute around 36% of Cameroon’s GDP, make-up over 90% of businesses in Cameroon, and employ above 60% of the population. Yet, glaring realities indicate that enormous potentials inherent in this sector are unfortunately not fully-harnessed – especially given that more than 70% of SMEs still operate informally.

It is against this backdrop that the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC) at the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation is inviting small business owners in the formal and informal sectors, Business Women Associations, Farmers, Agribusiness persons, and all prospective business owners to apply to be a part of it’s Training Workshop on

“Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship skills”.

This training organized within the framework of the Canadian Fund for Local Initiative (CFLI) project in Cameroon, will take place on Thursday September 26, 2019 at DK Hôtel Bonaberi, Cameroon.

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC) focuses on providing the tools for establishing and expanding businesses in the private sector to spur economic growth. The program also has a strong focus to empower women in the private sector and to grow small and medium size enterprises.

PURPOSE OF TRAINING

This workshop is aimed at:

  • Familiarising entrepreneurs with the available options for financing their businesses and how to access finance,
  • Equipping Entrepreneurs with basic managerial and financial management tools,
  • Acquaint Entrepreneurs with the different tax systems in Cameroon,
  • Demonstrate the importance of moving from the informal to the formal sector.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

The participants of the workshop would be able to benefit from:

  • Understanding how to Finance their businesses through loans from financial institutions;
  • Transition from the informal to formal sectors by being registered and declare their taxes,
  • Adopt best practices in the management of their business ;
  • Register with the SBEC network and benefit from the services offered;

COST OF TRAINING

This training programme is funded by the Canadian Fund for Local Initiative program in Cameroon. Hence, there is no registration or participation fee.

TRAINERS

  • Edmond M. Ekuh 
    Corporate Trainer, Coach & Consultant, Winner of the 2018 Goldsmiths Innovation Award, Executive Director of Eddy Hope Foundation, Certified Small Business and Entrepreneurship trainer with the Cameroon Centre for Microfinance Management and Entrepreneurship Development CCEMMED;
  • Christopher AWUNGJIA
    Managing Partner- ACN & Co , Certified Trainer of the revised SYSCOHADA Accounting System, Certified Public Accountants and Registered Auditors, Member of ONNECA Cameroon; CEMAC practicing Accountants and Member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Nigeria (ICAN).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:

Tuesday, September 23, 2019

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants must apply online.

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