What this course is about?
This course is developed and endorsed by TSiBA Business School, and will take you through the process of funding a new venture in a step-by-step manner. But be forewarned: while the principles discussed here are sound, real life is a lot messier. Funding your business won't be straightforward; there will be many pitfalls, twists and turns, false starts and disappointments. Besides finding paying clients, securing the necessary finance for your start-up business is one of the toughest challenges that you will face in starting and developing your business.
Who should be doing this course?
Need money to start your own business? Then you’re in the right place. Not to actually GET money, but to learn how to do it. To learn what works and what doesn’t.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Decide if you are sure you want to follow an entrepreneurial path
- Know if your business idea is a solid opportunity
- Estimate your funding requirements
- Analyse start-up costs, forecast sales, costings and cost of sales as well as expenses
- Become familiar with the stakeholders willing to fund you
- Understand how to fund the venture yourself
- Identify alternative options of funding
- Understand debt vs. equity
- Pitch your business to investors using key entrepreneurial tools and techniques
HOW YOUR COURSE MARK IS 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!