Enabling ambitious businesses across Africa to thrive
Learning that equips entrepreneurs and managers with the tools and training they need to succeed.
AMI is pioneering practical business and management learning for Africa. We equip entrepreneurs with key tools to build their businesses, we help companies build motivated and productive workforces, and we run work-readiness and entry-level programmes for young people starting their careers.
Survive to Thrive
Designed to support Africa’s ambitious entrepreneurs and business owners, this virtual business growth programme provides leaders of SMEs with the skills, tools and strategies to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by the Covid-19 crisis, to thrive now and in the future.
The AMI Thrive community is a vibrant and ambitious network of businesses, entrepreneurs and leaders from across Africa. Rooted in a weekly email and accompanying free public networking and learning events, the community is a supportive space where individuals have the opportunity to network with other like-minded entrepreneurs, learn from each other and grow themselves and their businesses.
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Are some governments killing small businesses by not paying?
Everyone says we need thriving SMEs to reduce unemployment, but not everyone puts their intentions into practice. As part of a series on creating a supportive ecosystem for SMEs, this column looks at the role of government.
Why sharing might not always be caring in a small business
There are several reasons why entrepreneurs avoid giving away equity – unless they are in a fast-growth business and need investors.
Like warthogs need aardvarks, small firms need conducive conditions
Entrepreneurship flourishes in conditions conducive to creating businesses. For SMEs to thrive we need a holistic vision and collaborative action.
Learning is a journey, we travel with you.
AMI’s learning mobile phone application, AMI Learn, provides all of our programme participants and communities the learning-on-the-go platform that complements our blended learning experiences.
Just prior to enrolling in AMI’s Grow Your Business programme, Margaret Mugala was facing a serious crisis. Her business, Dimples Restaurant and Lounge in Nairobi, was struggling, and she owed $30,000 to the bank. “I was actually at the verge of collapse,” she admits.
How is AMI different?
AMI combines online and mobile tools with in-person workshops and on-the-job practice. Tens of thousands of people have been through our programmes, from executives to entry-level workers, in large and small companies across the continent.
Your toolkit for business
More than traditional training, AMI helps entrepreneurs, managers and professionals develop the habits they need to thrive on the job. We don’t do one-off trainings; we provide skills and practical tools you’ll use forever.
Bite-sized content on the go
Get the content you need, when you need it, via web and mobile. Choose from 65 online courses and 2000+ downloadable tools, developed with Africa’s top business schools and leaders. You can also create your own content with our easy-to-use tools.
No boring lectures. No death by PowerPoint. AMI programmes include experiential, engaging, interactive Learning Labs led by world-class facilitators. Expect role-plays and exercises, feedback and reflection.