BDC Tanzania was established with the aim of providing short duration, high quality and high intensity Business Development Training courses to existing small business owners, potential entrepreneurs and organizations who are open to learning business based on ethical values.
Prepare and nurture entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses with ethical values.
Training – Basic entrepreneurship for start-ups, mini-MBA for existing businesses, specialized training for growth companies. Training designed to be “just in time”—i.e., increasingly sophisticated training to meet the increasing complexity of a growing business. Mentoring, coaching, general management consulting—to nurture start-ups and existing companies that are repositioning/repurposing.
Access/connection – network of connections to business services, such as legal, accounting, advertising & marketing, printing, IT, etc. and to government offices and gatekeepers, to the financial service industry (bankers, angel investors, private equity), and to strategic partners.
Peer mentoring – Provides various models for informal and formal groups to help individuals help their peers.
Resource centre – Provides information and data on business issues, industry statistics, etc. and access to web-based tools for education and for improving business operations. Examples of tools—on-line marketplace, effective web presence, on-line social network for business owners.
Incubation – Provides forum for brainstorming and refining business ideas; provide business services, such as space, accounting, payroll, marketing, for start-ups. Specialized and sophisticated consulting services—connect to network of experts in IT, financial instruments and transactions, HR, Marketing, manufacturing, etc. “Doing business in” services—help foreign companies enter the region around the BDC
Our flagship seminar, developing an entrepreneur in 20 weeks, blends classroom lecture with fieldwork, making the training practical and useful. At the end of the training each student will have a competitive business plan that has been evaluated and judged by experts, allowing for a greater potential of success.
The good thing from this training program is that, apart from acquiring solid and life changing entrepreneurial skills from the program, you also get opportunity to connect and partner with other like-minded people who are successful business owners
This program helped me to get understanding on how and why I should separate my personal finances from business operations which is crucial for business growth and sustainability
The training was practically oriented and opened my mind and it was during training class I conceived the idea of founding a money leading platform to university students; MONEY CHAP which is now has a growth potential to become a big microfinance enterprise
The training was practically oriented which is different from theoretical entrepreneurship knowledge that I was taught in university. The training opened up my mind and I was able to develop new business concept/ideas that will add value to my current business.