Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) Accredited at Entrepreneur and Trainer level

  • The first tool targets potential entrepreneurs by assisting them in Generating business ideas and helping them in the selection of the most viable one.
  • The second tool, the Start a small business module, helps participants with concrete business ideas to develop business plans. This is done with a minimum guidance from the facilitator to ensure that participants have ownership of their own plans.
  •  Last but not least, the Improve Your Business tool. This module covers basic business management tools for those already in business. The tools here are Record keeping, Business planning, Costing, People and productivity, Stock control, Marketing and Buying

Women entrepreneurship development (WED) and gender equality(WEDGE-SA)

  • Improve your exhibitions skills (IYES): This is a hands on tool on organizing, facilitating and evaluating exhibitions and trade fair activities for women-operated micro-enterprises (runs for 3days prior the planned Exhibition).

  • WED capacity building (WEDCP): This tool helps in the development of the knowledge base of woman entrepreneurs and in the development of innovative support services of women entrepreneurs, it targets MSMEs supporting organizations.
  • Action My business Growth for Growth oriented women Entrepreneurs (GOWE): The tool assists with growth potential by providing business support services such as enterprise culture, association building, access to financial support and access to Business Development Services (BDS). It also takes into account problems faced by women entrepreneurs.

IFC- World Bank tool

  • Business Edge methodology Tools :

    HR management
    Marketing management
    Finance management
    People and productivity
    Quality management
    Business plan development
    Coaching and mentorship
    Decision making e.t.c.

GET Ahead

The training package Gender and Entrepreneurship Together – GET Ahead for Women in Enterprise – aims to assist ILO partner organizations in promoting enterprise development among women in poverty who want to start or are already engaged in small-scale business.

Gender Sensitive Value Chain Analysis (GSVCA) Guide

A value chain describes the sequence of inputs required to develop a product, i.e. land, raw materials, capital, labour, information, and the value of each. Value Chain Analysis (VCA) seeks to unpick what value is being added where, and how the final market price is distributed through the chain.