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IFC Business Edge


Business Edge™ is IFC’s comprehensive range of practical and flexible management training products and services, specially designed to improve the performance of small and medium-sized firms. Since 2002, Business Edge™ has been launched in developing markets in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Business Edge™ package includes

  • Products: international-standard curricula tailored to SME management training needs, adapted to local markets (local languages, case studies). Over 60 classroom training seminars (usually 1-2 days in length) and over 30 self-study books covering topics in Marketing, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Production and Operations, Personal Productivity Skills, Tourism and Hotel Management and Governance.
  • Innovative methodology and quality control: The Business Edge™ system is non-academic, uses adult teaching methods and addresses specific issues and management skill gaps by providing knowledge and expertise which can be directly applied in the workplace with immediate result. In addition, capacity building workshops for Business Edge™ Franchisees and certified Business Edge™ Trainers guarantee access to the training and the quality of its delivery.


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Clients' Say

Carol Andama

'This was one of the best trainings I have undergone. It was real, very practical and to tell you, I have seen many of us using words like "please delegate" and "that is not the way to relay feedback" Thanks to you and the team. '

- Relationship Manager:- DFCU Bank.

Meralyn Mungereza

'Thank you for delivering well prepared, colourful, interactive and highly valuable sessions in both languages to all the clients. We shall certainly continue to work with Lap in the near future and I will reach out to you soon with details of upcoming activities.'

- Team Leader:- Women Mean Business, Technoserve Inc, Uganda.