Business Development Services

Business Management

Start and Improve Your Business(SIYB) is the World's Largest Business Management Training Program developed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO)

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is one of the first and oldest specialised agency of the  United Nations founded in 1919, with a mandate to advance social & economic justice, promoting decent work  and setting international labor standards, especially for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).

The SIYB programme is a business management training programme with a focus on starting and improving small businesses meant for owners and managers of enterprises. SIYB is for potential entrepreneurs who want to start a small business and for existing entrepreneurs who want to improve their business. 

Entrepreneurship Development

Generate Your Business Idea (GYB)
  • Assess the attributes required for a successful entrepreneur
  • Assist potential entrepreneur to identify different business idea
  • Guide potential entrepreneur to analyze business ideas through field study & SWOT analysis
  • Facilitate potential entrepreneur to concretise the business idea.
  • Assess the readiness to start the business
  • Brief the relevance of a business plan
  • Describe the content of a business plan
  • Facilitate potential entrepreneurs to create a business plan
  • Translate the business idea into a complete business plan.
People and Productivity
  • Explain the link between people and productivity as well as the link between people and competitiveness
  • Identify the key productivity indicators of your business and the factors that influence them
  • Select the right people for your business
  • Motivate people to become more productive
  • Build a safe and healthy workplace
  • Define a productive workplace culture
  • Identify and solve the problems of troubled employees
  • Maintain good external relations in order to support your business.
Planning for your business
  • Explain the benefits of business planning
  • Describe the steps of making business plans
  • Develop plans for your business
  • Use the plans to improve your business
  • Identify the different types of costs for running a business
  • Use the information from your business record books to calculate the cost of your goods or services
  • Use the product costing to calculate the cost of a good or service
Buying and Stock Control
  • Identify the items that your business needs to purchase
  • Design a process to make sure that you are buying well.
  • Verify whether or not stock control is important to your business
  • Create stock cards to record like stock coming in and going out of your business
  • Do stock taking to regularly check the level of your inventory.
  • Properly manage the performance of your suppliers.
Record Keeping
  • Explain the benefits of record keeping
  • Determine which records are important and should be kept
  • A simple system of keeping records
  • Use records to improve your business
  • Explain the power of customers to your business
  • Identify how marketing helps you create customer loyalty
  • Project a good image of your good or service in the minds of the customers
  • Use the marketing mix to consistently build a positive image for your business.

Entrepreneur Development

  • The SIYB programme is a system of inter-related training packages and supporting materials for MSME entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses.
  • The SIYB programme is structured into four separate training packages – Generate Your Business Idea(GYB), Start Your Business (SYB), Improve Your Business (IYB) and Expand Your Business (EYB) which are designed to respond to the progressive stages of business development.
  • Generate Your Business Idea (GYB) is intended for people who would like to develop a viable business idea. A GYB course typically lasts for 2 – 3 days (12-18 hours).
  • Start Your Business (SYB) is for potential entrepreneurs who want to start a small business and already have a concrete business idea. The programme is a combination of training, field work and post-training support. The training enables potential entrepreneurs to prepare a business plan, evaluate its viability and helps participants assess their readiness to start a business. SYB courses are usually delivered in 5 days (30-40 hours).
  • Improve Your Business (IYB) introduces already practicing entrepreneurs to good principles of business management. Its six modules (marketing, costing, buying & stock control, record keeping, planning for your business and people & productivity) can be taught individually or all combined in a full course. If the full course using all modules is delivered, its duration is approximately 7 days (42-56 hours).
Business management

Business management is a broad field that involves the planning, organization, directing, and controlling of business activities to achieve organizational goals. Here’s a compact guide to key concepts and components that are often associated with business management:

In practice, business management is not limited to just managers or business owners; it is integrated throughout an organization and involves continuous learning and adaptation to stay competitive in a rapidly changing environment. It blends analytical thinking with effective communication and leadership skills to drive the success of a company.

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