Small Business Development Program - Driving Your Business Forward


The aim of this program is to provide small business members with the management, leadership, business skills, and knowledge to achieve sustainability and growth in their business.

This program is aimed at small businesses that have been operating for 12 months or more and will help participants to address business challenges directly which in turn will lead to business growth and development.

This 6 session program will help business owners to:

  •  Gain an understanding of why they are in business and where the business is going.

  •  Market their businesses effectively.

  •  Strive for continuous improvement.

  •  Develop themselves and their entrepreneurial capabilities.

  •  Improve sales and sales techniques.

  •  Manage finances.

  •  Establish their business needs and develop a pathway to address these.

Small Business Development Program Consists of 6 Modules:







Module Outline

  •  Module 1 - Why am I in business? Create a vision for your business and a route map to achieving it

  •  Module 2 - Finding and Keeping Customers: Understand practical marketing and promotional tools and be able to use these tools effectively to sustain and grow your business

  •  Module 3 - How can my business do better? Identify opportunities for innovation in your business

  •  Module 4 - Managing Your Money: Understand your financial position and how to improve the profitability of your business

  •  Module 5 - Selling For Profit: Use the appropriate selling models for your business and therefore sell more effectively

  •  Module 6 - Being the Boss: Management in order to achieve your business goals


Each participant will be paired with a professional mentor as part of the 12-week program.

Peer Review

An integral part of the program allows participants an opportunity to exchange ideas. Continual progress will be reviewed by all of the group members.

Program Duration and Cost

The program will be administered every other week over a 12-weeks timeframe and will comprise of six 1-hour sessions and six 15-minute mentor sessions. The cost is $20.00 per session – which includes all online tuition and course materials.


For further information about the program, please contact NOIRBCC at 01-502-777-6307:


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