As a team of young Mozambicans recently took a course in entrepreneurship,
Mogens Thomsen was satisfied. Course material originated from his
website about starting a business.
By Marta Gramstrup Rasmussen, Udvikling (Danish magazine for development issues)
The 40 entrepreneurs have followed a course that made use of the material available on Dynamicbusinessplan.com. The site, which is Danish, gives advice on how to start a business from scratch.
Although the material on the page today is used in Mozambique, it was not originally intended for the audience:
Mogens Thomsen believes that there are some general things that entrepreneurs should have control over, wherever in the world they want to start a business.
Mogens Thomsen points out that the material on the page must be viewed as a framework one can relate to, when starting a business.
In Mozambique, there is general lack of access to technical and practical knowledge on starting up private businesses. Therefore Dynamicbusinessplan.com is a useful tool considers Helia Nsthandoca who has taught the young entrepreneurs and today Mogens Thomsens local partner in Mozambique.
Helia Nsthandoca had to give her students a short course in the use of computer and Internet, because very few of them could in advance. With 40 students, two computers and several crashes from the internet provider it was a challenge.
At the same time, she points out that the Mozambiquans adolescents often
have difficulty finding financing for projects. Therefore, after asking her a
page of links to organizations that finance development projects in the region.
For this reason, Mogens Thomsen also wishes to cooperate with countries and organizations which can help to develop the website, so it hits more specific to the needs of individual countries.
Currently, Mogens Thomsen, therefore, started to contact the teachers at
universities in Africa, development organizations and consulting firms. His goal
is that the website will be the worlds most used when it comes to students and
entrepreneurs seeking basic knowledge about starting a business.
Saturday, 27 October 2009