TSiBA is launching a first-of-a-kind two-pronged approach to both train existing entrepreneurs and developing mentors who can effectively support and guide the growth of micro enterprises into small and medium-sized business. A first for SA.
TSiBA’s accredited NQF5 Higher Certificate in Business Administration (HCBA) is perfectly positioned to address the skills gap preventing existing entrepreneurs from growing their survivalist micro enterprises. In contrast to short-term interventions, this part-time full qualification will gradually nurture the development of the entrepreneur’s skills, knowledge and attitude and offer the entrepreneur an opportunity to implement and entrench learnings while running their businesses. This process requires greater investment of time, commitment and resources – we call that developing slow capital.
TSiBA’s HCBA is designed to address the shortage of business skills in the economy and produce graduates who:
- Understand the components of business and can “speak the language”
- Have practical business experience and acumen
- Have an entrepreneurial mindset
- Can think critically and systemically
- Have well developed team and leadership skills
- Are emotionally intelligent
- Are inspired to have an impact in the workplace, to be life-long learners and to consider further tertiary studies.
However, training is not enough; entrepreneurs need sustained expert mentorship and coaching to guide the growth of their enterprises. In response to the need for knowledgeable and effective small business mentors, TSiBA has developed an accredited post graduate qualification, the Post Graduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting (PG Dip Sec) based on our 7 years of experience of working with grassroots entrepreneurs. This course is specially aimed at people who help small business owner grow and develop their businesses to ensure that they are profitable and sustainable.
At the core of both TSiBA courses is the Profile of Graduateness.
Read more about the Post Graduate Diploma in Small Enterprise Consulting.