Develop a strategy for the long-term growth of your small business
9 weeks, excluding
7–10 hours per week,
A personalised growth plan that will help drive the expansion of your small business.
Knowledge of suitable sources of capital and funding for the growth of your business, and the financial skills to analyse profitability and performance.
An understanding of the legal considerations surrounding business in South Africa in order to inform decisions about organisational structure and stakeholder relationships.
A certificate of completion from Africa’s leading university1 as proof of your ability to manage and grow a small business.
1 QS Top Universities (2019)
Module 1: Business Planning and Goal Setting
Learn how to outline growth objectives and develop a business plan to grow your small business.
Module 2: Market Positioning and Growth Opportunities
Examine your market position and understand the viability of your growth plan.
Module 3: Practical Legal Considerations
Discover basic legal principles to inform decision-making about your business structure and stakeholder relationships.
Module 4: Marketing, Sales, and Conversion
Discover how to build a brand and establish a loyal customer base.
Module 5: Financing and Funding
Explore various avenues for financing the growth of your small business.
Module 6: Financial Management for Growth
Examine the principles of financial management for a growing business.
Module 7: HR and People Management
Discover effective tools and resources for managing people.
Module 8: Future-Focus: Growth and Scaling
Understand how a future-focused approach encourages resilient growth for your small business.
The Small Business: Growth and Management online short course does not have one specific UCT convenor. The expert contributions to the course are facilitated and overseen by UCT Law@work, a specialised short course unit within the Faculty of Law at UCT. Law@work is represented by its director, Irèna Wasserfall. Wasserfall is an admitted attorney and has more than 15 years’ experience in short course development and administration.
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