Are you an entrepreneurial woman? Google through its Digital Business Management (DBM) program is holding a training workshop to empower women in digital business setup and management.

DBM is a programme designed to get small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) online and ensure not only their visibility but sustainability. This will ensure not only empowerment of women but also ensure growth of digital based business to drive economic growth.

Google has grown into a multinational company with a wealth of expertise in the digital world and what to do and not to do to grow your business online. It is with this mountain of information that it seeks to transform women’s lives through digital businesses.

The program will;

-Enable you build a successful business through a proven working model

-Develop digital managers to assist growth of small business online

-Give African women a chance to tap into a growing online market

-Bring more businesses online

Being a Google training workshop, the wealth of experience and knowledge disseminated will be immense. This particular programme will impart several skills on participants including; Ability to build and manage a digital business, ability to assess SMBs and offer appropriate advice on growth strategy, an understanding of Google’s business products, ability to pitch online products to SMBs.

Best of all, the program free. However, participants will be selected though a set criteria. This is;

-Have a diploma from an accredited institution

-Successfully complete a program entry test

-Be at least 18 years old

-Submit a CV showing business experience

You should also understand; Word processing including spreadsheets, presentation tools, internet technology, social media tools

This programme is a perfect opportunity for women to understand various areas in the digital world. These include;

-Role of internet in business

-How to develop and maintain a digital presence

-Optimizing online presence for maximum results

-Steps in starting and managing a digital business

-Google’s digital products including YouTube, Adwords among others.

This is an opportunity you wouldn’t want to miss. With a certificate offered at the end of the course it’s a chance to build and set yourself apart in the digital age. This certificate will be issued after full completion of the course, achievement of the minimum set grade in all tests and completion of a final project assigned.

The certificate will serve to not only bolster your CV but will ensure you get;

-Funding

-Devices

-Internet access

-Marketing support

-Business advice and mentorship

-Ongoing education and access to free training material

The training workshop will be held this March from 10th through to the 12th from 9.30am to 5.30pm daily in Lagos, Nairobi and Accra. Further details will be communicated to selected applicants.

Approved candidates will also be required to bring a laptop to all classes.

Sounds fun? To apply click here or go to http://goo.gl/eWIWbW

Deadline for application is February 18, 2015. Get on it!