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Grow Your Business Programme

Kenya

Take your business to the next level with AMI's practical business growth programme, offered FREE for a limited period as part of a Kenyan research study.

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Access AMI’s growth offerings

A LIMITED-TIME OFFER, EXCLUSIVELY FOR KENYAN BUSINESS OWNERS

The Grow Your Business programme is offered for FREE as part of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) research study and will evaluate the effectiveness of AMI’s programmes while supporting participating businesses to pursue their growth goals. Those accepted into the research study will be randomly allocated to one of two opportunities as below:

Virtual Grow Your Business Learning Programme

A blend of practical tools and interactive workshops to support businesses achieve their growth goals. Upon successful completion, you qualify to join AMI’s Growth Network to access post programme support.

OR

Pre-qualification for AMI’s Growth Network 

You will skip the virtual learning sessions but you become eligible for a one-year free membership to AMI’s Growth Network after completing the required tracking and reporting of your business metrics.

Benefits of AMI’s Growth Network include access to world-class business tools, courses, pan-African business networking events, and possible connection with funding 

Programme Details

START DATE

JANUARY 2023

DURATION

6-MONTHS

(plus 6-months post-programme support and tracking)

FORMAT

VIRTUAL / ONLINE

PROGRAMME FEE

FREE

(free enrolment only for eligible and successful applicants)

APPLICATION DEADLINE

DECEMBER 2022

Submit Interest

  • Annual revenue is the amount of money your company earned from sales over a year; it does not include costs and expenses.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Eligibility

  • The main applicant and participant is the Business Owner, CEO, or Founder of the business
  • Business owners can be accompanied by up to 2 employees (key staff or senior managers)

*Grow Your Business is not designed for start-ups or early stage entrepreneurs.

Business Profile

  • Years In Business: Business in operation for more than 1 year
  • Revenue: Generated between KSH 1 Million – KSH 50 Million in revenue in at least one of the last two financial years
  • Employees: The business has a minimum of 2 full-time employees
  • Internet Enabled: Smartphone/internet connection to access online tools, courses, and the online community
  • Performance-Oriented: Willing to share key performance/financial data  (so that you and we can learn about your growth progress).

About the Learning Journey

PHASE 1
Getting Set Up for Growth

PHASE 2
Leading for Growth

PHASE 3
Innovation: Identifying Growth Opportunities

PHASE 4
Financial Analysis: Key Drivers of Business Growth

PHASE 5
Building the People and Processes for Success

PHASE 6
Plan for Growth

PHASE 7
Growth Network & Finance Link

Learn More about the programme

Connect with our Enrolment Team:

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Build & grow as you learn

Instead of talking to 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 interactive workshops, and peer-to-peer support.

YOUR TOOLKIT FOR BUSINESS
More than traditional training - practical tools that you’ll use immediately

HUMAN-CENTRED LEARNING
No boring lectures. Expect engaging interactive workshops led by world-class facilitators and interactive peer group meetings

BITE-SIZED CONTENT ON THE GO
Get the content you need, when you need it, via web and mobile. Access 20+ online courses & over 125 business tools

AMI is more practical than other programmes because they go all the way to the level of showing you how to do it. And those tools are tools that you use forever.

Maggie Mugala, Dimples Restaurant | Grow Your Business participant

FAQs

When does the programme start?

February 2023

Will the participants get access to business loans or any other financial assistance?

AMI does not offer business loans or any direct funding to participants. However participants who successfully complete the programme will have access to AMI’s Finance link, which links them with potential funders based on various factors such as nature of the business, industry and availability of funders.

Can one choose between the two(2) business growth opportunities offered as part of the study i.e. the Grow Your Business learning programme or the pre-qualification to Growth Network and Finance Link?

No. The participants will be randomly selected and on-boarded into either of the two offerings.

Which organizations are involved in offering the programme?

We recognize the need to continually improve support to entrepreneurs and this has led to three reputable organizations joining hands to offer the Grow Your Business Programme. These organizations include: Equity Bank Kenya as the sourcing/recruitment partner, African Management Institute (AMI) as the learning implementation partner and two led researcher from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The researchers from MIT have contracted Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA- Kenya) who will support in data collection.

About the African Management Institute (AMI)

AMI enables ambitious businesses across Africa to thrive, through practical tools and training. We equip entrepreneurs with tools to build their business, help companies train their teams and run work readiness programmes for young people starting their careers. AMI’s programmes combine online and mobile tools with in-person workshops and on-the-job practice and support. During the COVID period AMI is delivering fully virtual programming across the continent.

AMI has worked with a range of businesses and organisations to support entrepreneurs and managers build and grow their businesses across Africa including Uber, Nestle, Radisson Blu, Mastercard Foundation, USAID, Shell Foundation and Equity Bank. AMI has directly trained over 30,000 people in over 35 countries across Africa.

AMI has offices in Kenya, Johannesburg, South Africa, Nairobi, Senegal and Kigali, Rwanda.

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