Business coach and trainer, TriciaBiz launched an online business school on Saturday, 13 July 2019, in Nigeria. The new online school, Business Lab Africa, aims to help entrepreneurs in Africa succeed in business, it’s subscription-based and is geared towards providing quality content at a price MSMEs can afford.
According to its management, not only is BLA easily accessible via mobile or web, but it also offers knowledge that is practical, qualitative and locally relevant. Courses on the BLA curriculum, are taught by business experts from around the world covering a wide range of business subject areas including Marketing, Sales, Global Expansion, Business Structure and Processes and Business Models.
Lead Trainer at the school, Tricia Ikponmwonba says “BLA’s faculty consists of trainers with deep business knowledge having consulted and trained for several Fortune 100 companies and taught a combined pool of over 1 million entrepreneurs through their online and in-class courses/workshops. The school has trained over twenty thousand people in Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, United States, United Kingdom and the UAE”.
“At BLA, we are poised towards our simple goal; helping entrepreneurs succeed in business. To achieve this, we have adopted a blended learning model where we make use of several methods that simplifies the entire process.”
Tricia adds, “One of our methods is instructor learning which is achieved via recorded videos addressing specific sub-topics under the subject area for the month, Live classes with experts to answer burning questions you might have and worksheets/templates for guidance,”.
The school also uses peer-to-peer learning in its online community where fellow learners can teach each other ideas that have worked for them and build on the belief that to teach is to learn twice and most importantly the use of case studies.
By 2022, BLA hopes to have empowered 100,000 entrepreneurs with the much-needed tools to succeed.
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