South Africa’s online education platform MasterStart has launched a new ecommerce course to help you master the trade and create your next big etail shop on the continent.
Spearheaded by Jody Basson, Charl Norman and Jesse HemsonStruthers, the course dubbed ‘learn from the experts’ has been created by industry experts and endorsed by Nic Haralambous, serial entrepreneur and the founder of NicHarry.com, formerly NicSocks.
In a statement, MasterStart’s spokesperson Nic Haralambous said, “I think we’re on the cusp of something in Africa and MasterStart is positioned right at the heart of the movement. That movement is ecommerce business. I get at least one email a week, either from a business or an individual, asking me how to start a business online or how to make a business more ecommerce relevant. MasterStart walks people through the most difficult parts of starting an online business, and then helps you grow once you’ve started”.
If you join MasterStart, you’ll have 12 months to complete the ecommerce course, either parttime or full time. You’ll get telephonic support during this time as well as have 24/7 access to support forums and a personal progress dashboard.
Students will also acces audio playback of course notes, download course notes and infographics, checklists, business documents and legal templates, three online mentorship sessions with MasterStart’s expert team members and a sixmonth complimentary access to an online selling platform.
At the end of the course, you’ll be able to create your own web store, operate an online shop, market it effectively and manage it efficiently.
MasterStart hopes to facilitate the growth of small, independent businesses in Africa and to encourage local talent to embrace entrepreneurship.