The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) is committed to building the business and leadership skills of entrepreneurs; helping them to develop sustainable, efficient and profitable enterprises that are able to employ more people. To focus this support, GIBS has created the Enterprise Development Academy, a centre of excellence for the growth of new and existing businesses.
J.P. Morgan has partnered with GIBS Enterprise Development Academy to deliver their J.P. Morgan GIBS Small Business Boost Programme - a 10-month business management scholarship at GIBS which is specifically focused for businesses in the green economy.
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You must own and run a business within the green economy
Your annual revenue must be at least R200,000 (total sales in one year)
Your business must show growth potential
You must have at least a matric but this may be assessed on a case-by-case basis
Your business must be trading for at least 1 year and employ at least three people
4 months of academic sessions focused on successfully running and managing an SMME (two consecutive classroom days every two weeks)
6 months of support services (coaching, mentoring and additional workshops)
Benefits to the Entrepreneur
Foresee and address challenges faced by businesses in this niche sector
Communicate and market the value of your solution
Anticipate and manage change better
Navigate the supply chain of big businesses
Approach financing for growth using unique modelling techniques relevant to the sector
Learn how to overcome challenges using cutting-edge business management strategies relevant to the sector
Identify strategic growth opportunities that exist across the rest of the continent
In order to apply for this opportunity, please go to the following link in your web browser: https://www.research.net/r/Small_Bus_Boost_App
The closing date for applications is 8 July 2016.
Further information on the Academy:
The Academy delivers practical business education and leadership training by leading faculty and industry specialists to entrepreneurs. This is also complemented by comprehensive structure of support services ensuring that the academic learning is applied to the business environment and impact is achieved. To ensure that this education is accessible to those who would not ordinarily be able to afford it, the Academy will operate on a scholarship model; offered to all participants through the generous contribution of public and private sector partners committed to enterprise development. For more information, please go to http://www.gibs.co.za/eda
Please contact us on 011 771 4101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The GIBS ED Academy Team