Characteristics required to be a successful entrepreneur include decisiveness, ability to prioritize, sound management skills and bundy clock phobia. Skip the corporate rat race and be in charge with today’s Groupon: enroll in a four-hour business development course with one hour feedback at Mind Art for AED 175 instead of AED 2,200.
This course offers an introductory overview on the key aspects of how to start a business. Additionally, by focusing on each individual’s business idea respectively, students will be given the tools and guidance to develop their business plan accordingly. The topics that will be touched covers the necessary elements for developing a business plan, which includes legalities, market research, business finance, advertising and promotion, bookkeeping, cash flow forecast, profit and loss account and business technology.
By the end of the course, a student would be able to:
- Identify appropriate business opportunities
- Outline sources of advice, assistance and regulation
- Identify and complete financial forecasts
- Produce a comprehensive and effective business plan
- Produce a specimen plan for a new business venture
There are no qualifications necessary, however, one needs to possess sufficient reading and writing skills in order to manage the work required by the course and to efficiently develop a business plan. The classes are interactive and involves individual and group work, discussions and practical activities. Assignments are used to compile a business plan, which will be assessed by the instructor. Groupies will receive regular feedback from the instructor throughout the course and a student’s progress will also be discussed.