• Running Business Today - Running Business Today provides Socio-Economic and Business Development services using real-life experiential learning    This is a course that can actually transform entrepreneurs to be the best they can be and to take their business seriously...This is truly a life changing experience.   
    Flora Ramokgopa
    KYM – DIRECTOR
  •  Running Business Today provides Socio-Economic and Business Development services using real-life experiential learning   “I have had the pleasure of working with Business Today, and have received fantastic responses from the staff, including upper management, with regards to the effectiveness of the simulated training that was given and the amount that was learnt through this training intervention
    Allen Bellew
    SANDVIK AFTER MARKET DIRECTOR
  •  Running Business Today provides Socio-Economic and Business Development services using real-life experiential learning    Unilever would like to commend Business Today for the passion and professionalism for which the company has approached every simulation training project over the last decade. The training projects run by Business Today have added tremendous value in terms of the development of business acumen, operational and strategic thinking skills of our key asset, our people
    Sally Botha
    UNILEVER CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT

Running Business Today

Running Business Today provides Socio-Economic and Business Development services using real-life experiential learning.

Overview

Established in 1997, with the following objectives:

  • To create management development opportunities for existing and future, entrepreneurs and social change agents.
  • To ensure the ongoing development of socio-economic and business development by delivering value-adding management training and development interventions that produce competencies.

Accredited Training Provider

Local Government SETA Decision Number: LGRS-1614-170511

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Services Seta Accreditation Number: 0475

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B-BBEE Status

Running Business Today is a proudly South African company that is a 51% Black Women-Owned and Level 2 B-BBEE Contributor.

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Current and Former Clients

Standard Bank
Rand Water Foundation
NEF – National Empowerment Fund
IDC – Industrial Development Cooperation
SEDA – Small Enterprise Development Agency

SMME Business Development Services

Running Business Today is dedicated to the development of SMME’s and their enterprises through the following offerings

1. Training Programmes

Running Business Today, training programmes use a board-based simulation that gives entrepreneurs and socio-economic change agents a unique understanding of how their everyday business activities and decisions influence their sustainability.

Delegates are exposed to experiential learning experiences in the following business performance areas:

  • Funding options, and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Operations and Value Chain Management through the utilisation of resources and value-adding activities.
  • Developing and implementing a Marketing Plan.
  • Management of non-current assets and Working Capital.
  • Developing a growth path while considering issues and challenges that your venture may face.
  • Identifying the key business performance indicators and developing a tracking tool.
  • Identifying factors that affect the business environment and developing a strategy to establish your competitive advantage.
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2. Customised Mentorship Programmes

Running Business Today has developed a user-friendly online Business Performance Tracking Tool that helps SMME’s track the performance of their business.

Emerging entrepreneurs face some internal challenges that they must navigate to succeed in their business venture. The Tracking Tool highlights the various areas for improvement and entrepreneurs are mentored online to develop their business in these areas.

Our customised mentorship programmes run from 4 months to a year and include:

  • Individual needs analysis to personalise mentorship outcomes.
  • An Individual Development Programme will be created to address the development needs.
  • Continual mentor support and periodic review sessions.
  • The completion of a Portfolio of Evidence.
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3. Marketing and Sales Plan Development

Marketing is perhaps the most important and difficult part of starting and operating a business.

Running Business Today takes away the complexities associated with developing a Marketing and Sales Plan. The programme develops a SMMEs competency to:

  • Acquire knowledge of marketing and sales concepts applicable to your business.
  • Analyse the product and/or service requirements of your target market.
  • Understand how the market research process works.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate a marketing and sales plan.
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4. Business Plan Development

Running Business Today has created a programme that helps SMME’s develop a basic understanding of a Business Plan and why it is essential for an entrepreneur to have one written on paper.

A series of user-friendly templates are used to guide delegates to compile a comprehensive Business Plan for their business. The programme highlights the importance of having a Business Plan and its relevance to operating a successful business.

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Delegate Feedback

The Today’s Entrepreneur course transformed the way we do business. I personally took my business for granted and I learned the importance of doing balance sheet and income statement. This is a course that can actually transform entrepreneurs to be the best they can be and to take their business seriously.

I would also like to thank Bra J (Mr Jabu Matiko) for making the course practical and fun. I thought it was a typical course and that I was going to leave in the first 30 minutes to my surprise I stayed for the whole duration of the course. This is a true life changing experience.

NEF thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn and grow our business.  

FLORA RAMOKGOPA
KYM – Director

The Finance of Sales Today (FST) course helped me a lot. There was a waste competition that I've entered, they shortlisted me. On competition day, I did a presentation for my business. With the knowledge that I got through this FST course the judges were so impressed about presentation, Cash Flow Statements, Income Statments and Projected Income Statements. I got position NO.1 as the best Recycler under Waste Category in Umhlathulze Municipality.

Thank you. Mr Jabu Matiko you are the best facilitator. I would to thank NEF and RUNNING BUSINESS TODAY for giving us a great opportunity. 

NOKUBONGA MNYANGO
Uthando Solutions and Trading (PTY) LTD as UTHANDO RECYCLERS