Not less than 5,000 business owners from Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa have completed the Google Hustle Academy training programme.
The programme provides practical business training which helps business owners learn the soft skills that complement their hard talents, through peer-to-peer and mentor-driven learning.
Each business also received one-on-one mentoring sessions to address specific pain points in their businesses and get advice from a network of trained mentors and coaches.
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In a press statement made available to the newsmen, the head of Brand & Reputation, SSA, Google, Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde said, the company’s graduates are working hard to grow their businesses, and in addition to having an impact in these 5000 Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs), adding that this kind of practical training also has a ripple effect, helping many more people succeed.
Aderemi-Makinde disclosed that Google recently launched a new speaker series in which successful African entrepreneurs share lessons and advice, furthering its commitment to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses thrive.
‘Google Hustle Academy – The Hustle Academy Brings You…’ the new talk-show style video series featuring renowned and respected entrepreneurs from across Africa, sharing practical advice and growth tips to inspire emerging entrepreneurs is meant to complement and expand the Hustle Academy training.
“This speaker series will allow SMBs to get insight from business owners from an array of sectors, focusing on the issues, themes and subjects they face on a regular basis,” he added.