Mentorship Workshop for Young Entrepreneurs

Sponsored by Unemployed Youth Africa.

Week 8

Workshop Completed (February 13th, 2021)

Speakers: Siddha Param, Dr. Uche Nwankwo

Business Plan Simulation Exercise

Topics Covered

  • Regulations
  • Market
  • Products and Services
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Week 7

Workshop Completed (February 6th, 2021)

Speakers:Siddha Param, Dr. Uche Nwankwo

Business Description

Topics Covered

  • Business Description
  • Missions, Vision, Value
  • Industry overview and trends
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Week 6

Workshop Completed (January 30th, 2021)

Speakers: Siddha Param, Dr. Uche Nwankwo

Importance of Data for Financial Projections

Topics Covered

  • Building your resilience with values and vision
  • Missions and Goals
  • Being competitive with timely targets
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Week 5

Workshop Completed (January 23rd, 2021)

Speakers: Siddha Param, Dr. Shirley Thompson, Dr. Uche Nwankwo

Economic Viability of Projects

Topics Covered

  • Simple return on investment
  • Simple payback period
  • Time value of money and discounting
  • Cash flow
  • Present value and future value interrelations
  • Discounted payback period
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Week 4

Workshop Completed (January 16th, 2021)

Speakers: Siddha Param, Dr. Shirley Thompson, Dr. Uche Nwankwo

Business Operations

Topics Covered

  • Setting up and running operations
  • Technology trends
  • Human resource – Peoples skills
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Week 3

Workshop Completed (January 9th, 2021)

Speakers: Siddha Param, Theo Anosike, Dr. Uche Nwankwo

Developing a business plan

Topics Covered

  • Important of a business plan
  • Business plan components
  • Creating Effective Business Plan
  • Know the guidelines to follow to write an effective business plan
  • Identify and describe a suggested outline of a business plan.
  • Understand how to effectively present a business plan to potential investors
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Week 2

Workshop Completed (January 2nd, 2021)

Speakers: Siddha Param, Dr. Shirley Thompson, Dr. Uche Nwankwo

Developing an Effective Business Model

Topics Covered

  • BDC business plan
  • SWOT analysis
  • Understand business models and their importance
  • Recognize the two general types of business models
  • Recognize the components of Business Model Template that entrepreneurs can use to develop a business model for their firm
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Week 1

Workshop Completed (December 26th 2020)

Speakers: Siddha Param, Dr. Shirley Thompson, Dr. Uche Nwankwo

Overview of Entrepreneurship

Topics Covered

  • Importance of entrepreneurship
  • Reasons people decide to become entrepreneurs
  • The main characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.
  • Changing demographics of entrepreneurs in Canada
  • Entrepreneurial impact in the Canadian economy and the societies
  • Discover the entrepreneurial process
  • Recognizing Opportunities and Generating Ideas
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