NSSF Hi-Innovator Business Academy
A self-directed online learning via a platform providing foundational business knowledge to entrepreneurs to enable them to address gaps in their businesses
How to take the course
Hi-Innovator Individual Profiling form
Welcome to the Hi-innovator Business Foundational Course
Introduction to Module 1
Lesson 1: Understanding personal development
The Personal Development Plan
How mindset influences personal development
Expert Opinion | Demystifying Personal Development By Brian Ssennoga
Module 1 Lesson 1 Worksheet
Lesson 2: What is your purpose?
Establishing your purpose
Module 1 Lesson 2 Worksheet
Lesson 3: Entrepreneurial Traits
Expert Opinion Demystifying | Personal Development By Brian Ssennoga
Module 1: Conclusion
Post Module 1 Feedback
Welcome to module 2!
Lesson 1: Customer Discovery
Understanding what makes a good customer
What customer problem are you addressing
Conducting a needs assessment
Module 2 Lesson 1 Worksheet 2A
Module 2 Lesson 1 Action steps
Lesson 2: The value offering to your customers
How to position your product in a market
Module 2 Lesson 2 Worksheets 2B
Module 2 Lesson 2 Worksheet 2C
Expert opinion | Evaluating your business product/service by Sophie Nanteza
Lesson 3: Testing your product/service with your customers
Module 2 Lesson 3 Worksheet 2D
Module 2 Lesson 3 Action step exercise
Module 2 Quiz
Module 2 conclusion
Post Module 2 Feedback
Welcome to Module 3!
Lesson 1: How to determine the kind of team members you need and when
When to hire | Profiling your team
When to hire | What should you put into consideration before hiring
Module 3 Lesson 1 Worksheet 3A: Profiling your team
Lesson 2: Leading your team
Do you know your staff | The 3 Foundational roles
Employee Engagement Models | Contracts
Module 3 Lesson 2 Worksheet 3B: Employee Skill Mapping
Module 3 conclusion
Module 3 Quiz
Post Module 3 Feedback
Welcome to Module 4!
Lesson 1: Discover how competitors can affect your business position
How regulatory compliance can help you with the competition?
Module 4 Lesson 1 Worksheet 4A
Module 4 Lesson 1 Action step exercise
Lesson 2: Assessing the possibility of a customer replacing your product/service with a substitute
Module 4 Lesson 2 Worksheet 4B
Lesson 3: Assessing your suppliers & how they affect your business
Module 4 Lesson 3 Worksheet 4C
Module 4 Conclusion
Module 4 Quiz
Expert opinion | Building and executing an effective strategy by Michael Niyitegeka
Post Module 4 Feedback
Are you an entrepreneur with a big dream?
NSSF Hi-Innovator Women Accelerator
Deadline to complete the business academy for consideration into the Women accelerator (30th April 2023)
The course offered is the pre-accelerator, an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs and those who want to better prepare for our accelerator opportunities to leverage flexible self-directed actionable learning to upskill themselves and get their businesses ready. All those that would like to join our accelerator are required to participate in this pre-accelerator.
It takes approximately 45 minutes of uninterrupted time to complete a module and two (2) weeks to complete the entire eight (8) modules
The entire course is self-guided and happens online. Your assignments will not be reviewed or graded by an instructor. You will also be expected to undertake the course with your team members
Visit https://hi-innovatorbusinessacademy.nssfug.org/ and Select 'Enroll for Free' to sign up.
To access your course, visit your Dashboard and click on your desired course.
Go to your Dashboard and click on “My Account.” Then, click “Password” to change your password.
To receive a certificate of completion, you must submit all of the required assignments before the final day of the course
If your question has not been answered, you can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. We’re happy to help!
Visit to https://hi-innovator.nssfug.org/community to find out which hub is in your vicinity
What are our alumni saying about the course?
“I liked it. It was engaging and applicable to so many businesses and situations I would definitely recommend it to all entrepreneurs. My favourite course was "Marketing and selling your business". I also enjoyed “Building and executing an effective strategy”. The course helps you to understand your business, your customers, know how to set up systems and manage your finances better. By the end of the course, you should be able to know the needs of your customers and what problem you are solving. You will also gain the confidence to pitch.”Florence Kakande, Founder & CEO Equator Commercial Farming & Processing
“We have greatly benefited from the Hi-Innovator pre-accelerator course because it helped us identify our value proposition which has since increased our sales. The grant funding is just a bonus”Henry Wandera, CEO JH Pork Products
“I was comfortable thinking I understood my business but after undertaking the pre-accelerator course I realized I understood only 30% of the business and was lacking in major areas This course gave me an in-depth knowledge on how to evaluate the business products and processes, proper finance management and an opportunity to attract investment with enhanced skills in pitching to potential investors”James Ebuk, Founder & CEO Awelo Millers & Packers Limited
“I took a HI Innovator pre-accelerator course and it was pretty easy because I used my phone throughout the course duration. I was able to complete the course well ahead of time. The content of the course is VERY GOOD because it involves a lot of thinking and creativity which in the long run is very informative. I loved and enjoyed every bit of it because it contributed to what I am today. THUMPS UP and I encourage everyone to go for it.”Nicholas Eyomu, CEO NICHO Ventures Limited
“The course is an online self-paced course that once taken, enables one to gain rich knowledge and skills in business development right from just an idea to successfull implementation and growth of the Business”Mwagale Barbara- CEO, Kango Microfinance Ltd