Business Basics for Entrepreneurs

Course Fee R799.00

This course was designed to help ambitious South Africans who would like to learn how to design their own lives and have a better chance of building a bright future. This course is aimed at individuals who would like to start and operate a successful business. Our goal is to make a positive difference to young and aspiring entrepreneurs.

We believe that there are seven stages an entrepreneur must master in order to become successful. In this program we have used the colours of the rainbow to represents each of the seven stages on the journey of the entrepreneur. Success lies in your own hands it’s time to grab ahold of it.


Who should be doing this course?

If you are attending this program, chances are you are an entrepreneur – congratulations! You are one of the few people who want to take control of your life and be in charge of your own destiny!

This course is designed for individuals who believe in themselves and are willing to take their future in their own hands, from the business owner to the aspiring business person this course is for you.

We hope to guide you, inspire you and keep you on track to transform you into an extraordinary entrepreneur. As you start your own business, we understand that you might feel frustrated, hopeless, unhappy, alone, afraid, or unfulfilled. 

As you make your way through this program we offer you a promise that you will feel inspired, hopeful, connected, confident, energised, healthy, happy, and successful, ready to reach towards the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.


Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • In this course you will cover in detail the importance of setting a mission, vision and goal.
  • Building credibility by creating a logo and brand that your customers will relate to.
  • Set your vision, mission and goal into motion by creating an SMART action plan.
  • Gain an understanding of a basic profit and loss account
  • Effectively market your product.
  • Build a business team and lead effectively.
  • Run a sustainable business.

How is your course mark calculated?

Your course is mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 50%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!


Study at your own pace!

We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!


In the 7 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 Defining your Focus, Commitment and Goals
CHAPTER 2 Creating Credibility, Trust And Loyalty Within Your Brand
CHAPTER 3 Commit to Action: Sales and the Sales Process
CHAPTER 4 Money Matters: Budgeting and Financial Planning
CHAPTER 5 Thrive: Lead and Manage your Team
CHAPTER 6 Business Planning and Ownership
CHAPTER 7 Business Expansion

Over The Rainbow


Over the Rainbow is a social enterprise that aims to strengthen and extend entrepreneurship ecosystems by providing new entrepreneurs with the knowledge, connections and support that will enhance their success in business. We aim to establish our model, the Entrepreneur’s Spectrum, and our integrated Over the Rainbow programme in South Africa.


Christopher Makushu

I passed Matric in 1998 but I never got a chance to attend any tertiary institutions. Thanks to Educate24 because I remember doing some of the things at school. I enjoyed myself because I could do the course at my own pace. Before,  I was at home doing nothing. It's affordable, interesting , funny etc. Let South African citizens who cannot afford tertiary education know about Educate24, especially those in rural areas. Thanks!

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