Small Business Entrepreneurship

Do you dream of owning your own business but lack the skills to get started? Entrepreneurship is the development of a business from the ground up — coming up with an idea and turning it into a profitable business. This AOY Skills Certificate will give you the confidence to embark on your venture and turn your dream into a reality.  Starting your own business has never been easier with the government actively encouraging South Africans to make their own opportunities and become job creators.

A successful business requires vision, leadership and in-depth knowledge of your target market.  Many start-up companies fail in the first year because of inadequate training and unrealistic expectations.  This skills course will give you practical knowledge to plan your business, evaluate the different financing options available to you, and how to cost, budget and market your product.

This course is directed toward potential and existing entrepreneurs as well as existing business owners.

Course Overview

  • Becoming an entrepreneur
  • Financing and planning your business
  • Formalizing your business
  • Getting your logistics on track
  • Costing and pricing
  • Recording business financial transactions
  • Budgeting, cash control and forecasting
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Your employees and labour legislation

Study period: up to 9 months   

Study PLUS Course Material

Study material includes a Textbook, Study & Solutions Guide and for those students who require additional assistance in the form of video learning, a FREE USB DRIVE containing Videos and Solutions Playlists.

Assignment based. No tests. No exams.

All you have to do to get started is to register. You will receive your course material within 10- 12 working days of registration, after which you start studying towards your Academy of York certificate.

There are NO exams, NO tests, only assignments that you can complete from the comfort of your own home.

AOY Accreditation

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, HWSETA, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private College.

This course is approved by Academy of York.

Course Name: Small Business Entrepreneurship (SBE01S)
Price Before bursary R8,750
Price after bursary R5,250
Once off payment price R4,725
Payment Plan R350 over 15 months
Registration Fee R600

*Prospective students need to contact Academy of York to determine if they qualify for a bursary

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What our students say about us

Success Stories‘’Studying with Academy of York was the best thing that has ever happened in my studying journey. The fees were very low and affordable. I enjoyed studying at my own pace and the study group made my studying easy and painless. In addition the textbooks were excellent, very informative and up to date. The tutor is an expert in his field and I appreciate the outstanding tutorial support that was provided. I have never seen or heard about a college that takes such great care and always keep contact with its learners like AOY! Thank you AOY for allowing me to achieve my goal!’’Moreblessing Samakande | Project Management