Last Saturday we celebrated our 24 entrepreneurs as they graduated from Module 1 of the Paradigm Shift business course. It really was an amazing morning as all the participants invited family and friends to see them receive their certificates and hear some of the impact the course has had so far.
At the end of the last session, a survey was taken to track the progress of different entrepreneurs businesses since the course began. It was found that some people had experienced up to a 300% increase in profit over the 9 weeks! One entrepreneur wrote that after doing Paradigm Shift he now 'sees a business opportunity everywhere he goes'. Others have found the life skills part of the course very helpful in resolving conflict and dealing with their families, as well as trusting God with their businesses.
Another powerful part of the course has been the mentoring component. Each participant currently running a business was assigned a mentor. These relationships are designed to provide support, input and advice for the entrepreneurs. It has been amazing to hear about the friendships that have been developing as some pairs have been meeting each week for several hours at a time. Many of the entrepreneurs have been deeply impacted by the experienced business men and women volunteering their time and expertise to help them.
COCA would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been involved in making this course such a success!
From the 6th of August we will be starting Module 2 which is a continuation of all that has been learnt so far. We are hoping that these men and women will see their businesses grow from strength to strength. If you would like to be involved in our Paradigm Shift courses in any way please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org