Entrepreneurship: Traditional verses Digital

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  • Author: Dean van der Byl
  • Level: Beginner
  • Study time: X hours
  • Video time: 58:05
  • Assessment: Yes
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Certification included

On successful completion of the course, the learner will receive a Certificate of Completion, indicating a solid understanding of the basics of digital entrepreneurship in the South African environment. 
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Course overview
The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises or SMME’s have captured sizable proportion of industries of any country.
They are the pillar base for the core industries in most countries, including South Africa. For these entrepreneurs, a healthy understanding and perception of the entrepreneurship concept, entrepreneurial trends and knowledge entrepreneurship is required. To become an entrepreneur or to adopt the practices of entrepreneurship within businesses one needs to understand what entrepreneurship means.

This practical course not only teaches you about the differences between traditional and digital entrepreneurship, but walks you through, step by step, what it takes to setup, register and run a business in South Africa.

This Entrepreneurship course can be done as a standalone or part of a 21-day Digital Entrepreneurship program. The overall aim of the programme is to provide the Micro & Small business sector of the economy an opportunity to not only survive in the tough Digital environment, but to actually thrive.
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What's included?

  • 4 Modules 
  • 1 Certification
  • Assessment
  • 5 Video's


 The program comprises 3 key sections: 

  1. Digital Entrepreneurship compared to ‘traditional’ entrepreneurship
  2. What digital entrepreneurship is all about, including setting up and registering a startup
  3. 17 steps to setting up and registering your digital business in South Africa

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 You will also learn how to put the ideas presented to you into action and understand your own business model in terms of being Traditional or Digital Entrepreneurship.
Meet the instructor

Dean van der Byl

Dean has extensive experience in a variety of business environments, ranging from Micro Finance; Credit Service Providers; Mobile Financial Services, Retail; Information Technology; Financial; Telecommunications; Government; and Banking.

In addition, he has more than 15 years of teaching and lecturing experience, from secondary education through to Masters level, in a variety of environments.

Dean has a Business Diploma from Damelin, and an MBA from UCT's Graduate School of Business. The focus of his MBA was in the fields of Strategy; Technology in Education; and Marketing.
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