Are you a Business Development Service Provider based in Uganda?

Join the Business Development Standards Programme designed to upskill and empower business development service providers drive improved SME growth.

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About the programme

AMI has partnered with PSFU, to develop standards for the provision of business development services (BDS) in Uganda. This programme will upskill you on these newly formulated approved standards and empower you to offer affordable, easy to roll out and practical business development services to the SMEs you support.

Key Benefits:
  • Align your business development support services to the new BDS standards while gaining insight into the MSMEs market in Uganda
  • Support the sustainable growth of MSMEs you work with
  • Create impact and grow your reach towards more customers and stakeholders
  • Implement effective operational plans to develop and scope robust contracts for funders
  • Manage your finances to grow revenue and reduce wastes
  • Build high performing diverse teams through effective human resource management.
  • Measure progress towards business goals to ensure continual improvement

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Programme Details

Start Date:

June 2023


2-day In-person training 

Plus 1 year- post programme support


Blended – In Person + Online

Programme Fee:

Full Scholarships to qualified business development support providers

Application Deadline:

May, 2023


This programme is designed for:

  • Individuals, companies and associations offering business development support services in Uganda
  • Providers of general capacity building services such as training, coaching, business incubation and consulting
  • Women-led, Youth-led & businesses outside Kampala district are encouraged to apply

Years In Business:

Operational for more than 1 year

Business Registration:

Formal registration needed

Internet Enabled:

Willing to work online – i.e. Must have a smartphone/Internet connection to access online tools, courses and online community

About the learning journey

This programme is based on AMI Growth Model for Building Organisational Capacity of BDS

Core topics across the standards drafted include:

  • Leadership skills, team, and culture 
  • Governance and Compliance and Risk
  • Strategic Planning and review
  • Financial Planning and Management  
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Operations and Infrastructure Management
  • Market and Customer Positioning  
  • Scope of Services and Contracting  
  • Proposal Writing
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Client Focused Contextualisation

Build & grow as you learn

Instead of talking at entrepreneurs about concepts and theories, AMI introduces practical business and management tools that can be applied to business practices on day one. Participants navigate their learning journey with our learning platform and apps, powerful facilitator-led learning experiences, and peer-to-peer support.

More than traditional training - practical tools that you’ll use immediately

Expect engaging Learning Labs led by world-class facilitators and interactive peer group meetings

Get the content you need, when you need it, via web and mobile. Access 20+ online courses & over 125 business tools

About the Partnership

African Management Institute (AMI)  has partnered with Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) to develop standards for the provision of Business Development Services (BDS) in Uganda.

If you are a BDS provider that focuses on MSMEs, this is a critical programme for you to attend and complete. Through this programme you not only become familiar with the new BDS standards but also find out how to implement the standards in your environment using practical tools. This programme can help you align your services with Uganda National Bureau Of Standards (UNBS) requirements, potentially access the funds you require to scale your business and diversify your offerings.

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