BDC Lagos mainland was established with the aim of providing short duration, high quality and high intensity Business Development Training courses to existing small business owners, potential entrepreneurs and organizations who are open to learning business based on ethical
Prepare and nurture entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses with ethical values.
Elements of a BDC:
Training – Basic entrepreneurship for start-ups, mini-MBA for existing businesses, specialized training for growth companies. Training designed to be “just in time”—i.e., increasingly sophisticated training to meet the increasing complexity of a growing business. Mentoring, coaching, general management consulting—to nurture start-ups and existing companies that are repositioning/repurposing.
Access/connection – network of connections to business services, such as legal, accounting, advertising & marketing, printing, IT, etc. and to government offices and gatekeepers, to the financial service industry (bankers, angel investors, private equity), and to strategic partners.
Peer mentoring – Provides various models for informal and formal groups to help individuals help their peers.
Resource centre – Provides information and data on business issues, industry statistics, etc. and access to web-based tools for education and for improving business operations. Examples of tools—on-line marketplace, effective web presence, on-line social network for business owners.
Incubation – Provides forum for brainstorming and refining business ideas; provide business services, such as space, accounting, payroll, marketing, for start-ups. Specialized and sophisticated consulting services—connect to network of experts in IT, financial instruments and transactions, HR, Marketing, manufacturing, etc. “Doing business in” services—help foreign companies enter the region around the BDC