About UNIDO HP LIFE entrepreneurship training

In most developing countries, micro- and small scale enterprises account for a significant share of the private sector and are important drivers for job creation. However, they often operate below their potential since business owners lack the relevant entrepreneurship, management and IT skills to develop and become more efficient. Entrepreneurship training is thus increasingly being recognized as an important element in tackling unemployment and triggering economic growth. Moreover, it strengthens the social inclusion of marginalized people (the very poor, youth, women, minorities) as it enables them to engage actively in productive economic activities.

This is why the Federal Government of Nigera has partnered with the United Nations industrial Development Organisation and the technology giant, Hewlett Packard to empower selected public and private institutions with the skills to offer entrepreneurship training to students, etrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs. She learns here is proud to be one of these institutions.

The UNIDO HP-LIFE courses we offer

Unique value proposition

How can you figure out what makes your business unique? Explore how you can differentiate your business from your competitors' businesses. Learn how to search the Internet more effectively.

Your target audience

Explore how you can gather information about your customers and potential customers. Learn how to focus your actions on maximizing your impact on that target audience.

Social media marketing

Explore a range of different social media marketing campaigns. Learn how to create a social media advertisement that will reach your target customers.

Marketing benefits vs features

Learn how to effectively promote the advantages of your products or services to your target audience in order to help you increase sales. Learn how to use templates to create marketing materials-flyers.

Selling online

Learn how to maximize the use of selling online in your business. Learn how to create effectively put together online listings for your products. Explore how you can use photo-editing software to improve your product photos and advertisements.

Effective business websites

Learn how to build a user-friendly website that meets your business goals and effectively reaches your target audience. Learn how to use a web tool to create a website.

Basics of Finance

Learn basic concepts of business finance that help you calculate expenses and find out when you will make a profit. Explore using a spreadsheet to easily make necessary calculations.

Sales forecasting

Learn why sales forecasting is important for your business and how to gather information to make a sales forecast. Learn how to customize a spreadsheet to track your sales forecast. Learn how to gather the important information needed to create your sales forecast.

Setting prices

Explore how to price your products and services effectively. Learn how to use word processing software to customize tables that help track information you gather to set your prices. Learn what research to complete to determine prices for your products and services.

Profit and loss

Learn to calculate profit and loss (P&L) considering all costs, including your hidden expenses. Find out how to customize a P&L spreadsheet to fit your business.


Explore how to monitor and track your cash flow. Learn how to customize a spreadsheet to track your cash flow. Learn why cash flow is important to your business, and how to make decisions based on the research and results you gather.

Starting a small business

How can I start a small business? Learn the steps to starting a small business and create a business plan.

Strategic planing

Learn to use a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis to choose the best strategies to help your business reach its long-term goals. Look into how you can start today.

Finding funding

Explore sources for start-up funds for your business. Identify which sources are the best match for your needs and learn what to consider before you apply. Explore how to search the Internet to find potential funders and then bookmark sites you find using social bookmarking. Finally, learn how to download and print applications for funding.

Design thinking

Use the design thinking process to understand customer problems and create solutions to solve those problems. Learn basic concepts to identify, define, explore, generate and test ideas to solve difficult problems.

Business communications

Learn the importance of business communications and a simple framework you can use to improve your business communication skills.

Effective leadership

Discover different leadership approaches and understand when and how to use them to be a more effective leader. Learn how to become a stronger and more effective leader in all aspects of business.

IT for business success

Determine the types of technology solutions that best address your business goals. Learn how different technology issues and capabilities directly and indirectly effect your business.

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