About Us – Business lab Africa


An online business school
in Africa for Africans.

Guaranteed to help you fast track business growth.


An online business school in Africa for Africans.

Guaranteed to help you fast track business growth.

We are a social enterprise offering a wide range of business courses for African Entrepreneurs. Our goal is to offer practical business knowledge for FREE to 1,000,000 learners by the end of 2022 through relevant online training.

This is our response to the SDG 4 that sets out to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education, and promote life-long learning opportunities for all. Our focus is on the target 4.4 which is to substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

Small businesses contribute to the bulk of the continent’s job opportunities. Despite its importance, 80% of them fail within the first five years. This is sometimes due to the owner's lack of business skills, some of which may include: Management skills, Funding skills, Strategic Planning skills, and Accounting skills

To solve these and improve the quality of Entrepreneurship on the continent, we launched BLA. For we believe learning should be readily accessible, practical and relevant to the needs of the learners thus empowering the businesses and the African continent.

Our Vision

To provide access to high-quality business knowledge for free.

Our Mission

To help African entrepreneurs build, grow, and scale their businesses through tested, relevant, and practical business knowledge.


Our Approach

To provide wholistic learning, BLA brings three critical learning components together in the online school


Instructor Learning

We offer a wide range of courses centred on driving growth and scalability for businesses. Our courses are delivered by experts from around the world, well versed in their subject areas using recorded videos and live classes, giving learners an opportunity to ask questions to improve the learning outcome.



We employ the use of Case studies, teaching content and skills using real-world case studies to show the application of a theory or concept to real situations.


Peer-to-Peer Learning

Within the online community we hope to drive dialogue by getting learners to interact with each other and network among their peers. This also builds on the belief that to teach is to learn twice. Our online community is led by Champion Learners who drive the online discussions.

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