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Target Market

Business Edge™ is designed to meet the needs of:

Corporations and Banks whose profitability and efficiency depend on the business performance of their SME clients, suppliers and distributors.

Training firms who seek a world class yet locally-tailored SME training methodology

SMEs who want to improve their competitiveness through focused and tailor made training opportunities

What is Business Edge™?

Business Edge™ is an IFC training system designed to strengthen the management skills of owners, managers and staff of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Business Edge™ was developed in Vietnam and has been successfully deployed in China and the Middle East. With the support of its development partners, IFC plans to bring Business Edge to clients across sub-Saharan Africa.

The key components of Business Edge™:

  1. Management Courses
    37 management training courses in five topic areas (Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, Operations and Personal Productivity Skills) with content is adapted to local business environments.

  2. Delivery by Certified Business Edge™ trainers
    IFC selects, trains and certifies trainers to customize the global Business Edge™ content to meet specific needs, in local languages, and using relevant case studies.

  3. Training impact measurement system
    To demonstrate the return on training investment, Business Edge™ provides trainers with tools to document, evaluate, and measure the results of the training within a set period, which can include improvements in revenue generation, capital raised, cost and quality control, etc.

  4. Quality control by IFC
    IFC regularly assesses the trainers to ensure clients are receiving value for money.

  5. A Global knowledge network
    IFC facilitates the sharing of best practices from projects among staff and Business Edge™ trainers, meaning Business Edge™ clients gain from IFC’s global experience.
CONTACT business edge™ TRAINING FIRMS IN YOUR COUNTRY
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
CAR
Chad
DRC
Ghana
Guinea
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Mozambique
Nigeria
Rwanda
Senegal
Sierra Leone
South Africa
South Sudan
Uganda

What Business Edge™ Trainers and Clients are saying about Business Edge™
“From our experience of the SME market in Nigeria, the Business Edge methodology is practical enough and offers SMEs the right mix of skills needed to face current business challenges.”

Peter Bamkole, Pan African University, a Business Edge partner organization