With the sole aim of helping entrepreneurs in Africa succeed in business, Business Lab Africa, BLA, has been launched. Set up by Triciabiz, an experienced business consulting firm, the school offers a new approach to learning, it is an online, subscription-based institution geared towards providing quality content at a price MSMEs can afford.
By 2022, BLA hopes to have empowered 100,000 entrepreneurs with the much needed tools to succeed.
BLA is easily accessible via mobile or web platforms, it also offers knowledge that ispractical, qualitativeand locally relevant. Courses on the BLA curriculum are taught by business experts from around the world covering a wide range of business subject areas including Marketing, Sales, Global Expansion, Business Structure and Processes, Business Models and more.
The Lead Trainer of the school, Tricia Ikponmwonba assures that BLA’s faculty consists of trainers with deep business knowledge having consulted and trained for several Fortune 100 companies and taught a combined pool of over 1 million entrepreneurs through their online and in-class courses/workshops. She revealed that the faculty has trained over twenty thousand people in Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, United States, United Kingdom and the UAE.
Femi Jacobs, Actor and Author, Gbubemi Fregene, Executive Chef, Chef Fregz, Tricia Ikponmwonba, Lead Trainer, Business Lab Africa, Funke Bucknor, CEO, Zapphire Event and Jimi Tewe, Founder, the Jimi Tewe Company at the Media launch of Business Lab Africa, .
“At BLA, we are poised towards our simple goal; helping entrepreneurs succeed in business. We have adapted a blended learning model where we make use of several methods that simplifies the entire process.
Our methods includes instructor learning which is achieved via recorded videos addressing specific sub-topics under the subject area for the month, Live classes with experts to answer burning questions you might have and “worksheets/templates for guidance,”
Business Lab Africa also uses peer-to-peer learning in its online community where fellow learners can teach each other ideas that have worked for them and is built on the belief that to teach is to learn twice.
Tricia Ikponmwonba, Lead Trainer, Business Lab Africa, Femi Jacobs, Actor and Author, Romoke Oladejo, Project manager/Community Manager, Business Lab Africa and Jimi Tewe, Founder, the Jimi Tewe Company at the Media launch of Business Lab Africa, .
Aside deploying real business situations as case studies, BLA boasts of other differentiating factors from other learning platforms which includes using content that is curated with the African market as the business operating factor. As against delivering lessons through recorded videos alone, we have live classes monthly for access to the experts and for further learning through Q and A.
“We also have a support system consisting of community coaches who are on ground to respond to any questions learners have which can be communicated in the comment section of each lesson,”