Many people have different business ideas but lack the means to funds in which to pioneer that their idea. This is due to lack of knowledge about how to attract what could take your business idea to next level of elevation.
There are procedures to writing a winning business proposal and getting accepted within little time of about two days. Afridigit has done it and is still making use of the same process to secure funds she uses to run her businesses.
Do you know that funds are budgeted for various humanitarian agencies in Nigeria for small and medium scale enterprises and investment promotions? These funds amount to billions not even millions but we lack the knowledge to access these funds.
Recently, afridigit through her “SCHOOL COMMUNITY ACADEMY” program not only attracted the support of SME Enugu center but became the ambassador to take down computer literacy to the rural communities in Enugu state.
Below is sample of our wining business proposal that was signed within two days of submission because it merited it. Please, read for your proper understanding and do not copy exactly what we did because, we may be riding with differently business ideas.
Hon: Anayo Agu.
“Special Adviser Small And Medium Enterprises & Investment Promotion.”
Ohagwu Kingsley Ifeanyi.
“Afridigit: -- Digitized Hub For Technology Start-Ups In South-Eastern Nigeria.”
7th September, 2018.
Afridigit is a non-profit digitized hub for technology start-ups in southeastern Nigeria. Our focus is on building young technology entrepreneurs (catch them young because, THE EARLIER THE BETTER), by visiting their various school computer labs, bringing it up to live again (majority of the school computer labs are non-functional), organizing free computer Training, skill development and mentorship.
This is to improve young development in coding, e-Businesses and web-related technology by creating a forum through which knowledge is shared and skills transferred by tapping into web-related technology as a tool to improve businesses and encourage entrepreneurship.
SCHOOL COMMUNITY ACADEMY:
Where young students and their new ideas are being provided with training in areas as BCU (basic computer user), entrepreneurship, web-related development and chips-programming,
This proposal is for Afridigit to organize free computer training, skill development and mentorship in government owed secondary schools at Awgu L.G.A. Since THE EARLIER THE BETTER is our motto, we use SCHOOL COMMUNITY ACADEMY as forum where young students with their new ideas are being provided with practical training in areas as
BCU (basic computer user), entrepreneurship, web-related development and chips-programming.
This program is called; “TAKE DOWN COMPUTER LITERACY TO THE RURAL COMMUNITIES through our SCHOOL COMMUNITY ACADEMY.” We do this three times within a year i.e. first term, second term and third term.
We solicit that the state government should help us secure authority over the non-functional computer labs in various secondary schools in the rural areas in Enugu state for us to make it functional starting from Awgu L.G.A, tutor the students of the various schools free and generate income through our BUSINESS CENTER UNIT, professional training, basic computer training and annual boot-camp training.
We have done it before and are willing to do more if given this opportunity through sponsorship as long as we exist.
Afridigit has already ten trained staffs that will carry-out this program.
First, we map-out seven days for school awareness to visit various schools, set a brief computer test for each school and select four schools by merit which are to undergo the one month computer literacy program.
In this process, we require some tools and sponsorship to carry-out the program such as:
3. Computer sets etc.
Timeline for first term program
School Awareness. = 20th Sept: ---- 30th Sept: 2018
Computer Literacy Program = 5th Oct: ---- 5th Nov: 2018
School authorities determine time during the one month practical training.
(Scale your items, quantity and prices if need be here. This proposal does not require that.)
Afridigit will like to be carrying out this computer literacy in all the secondary schools in rural Enugu starting from Awgu L.G.A as long as we exist. Our ICT program is geared towards catching them young through our SCHOOL COMMUNITY ACADEMY. Technology is a trend; if you are not following you will be left behind. In this note, Afridigit solicit for the approval of this proposal on time to enable us help achieve the four term agenda of our dear governor His Excellency Hon: Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on using technology to improve entrepreneurship in Enugu state.
We are poised to take-down COMPUTER LITERACY to the rural communities and empower the kids for the future.
Pictures of our various computer literacy programs for two years are added in separate sheet. You can as well visit; www.afridigit.com/sschools.php for the list of previous participants and their pictures. “By signing below [Enugu SME] agrees to the terms of this proposal and will enter a contractual agreement with [Afridigit] beginning on the date of signing”
The above proposal is the deal that fetched us this relationship with the big wigs in the state. Go ahead and edit it and make use of it to your own ideas.
BELOW IS THE FORMAT IN BRIEF DETAIL YOU CAN USE:
[Client Name & Company]
[Your Name & Company]
[Your Company Name]
Introduce your company and mission in a way that relates your company to your prospective client and their needs. You might include a brief story that gives your client a feel for your brand which will help build trust. If need be, use the entire page but not any longer. Also, be sure to add your own photo in the box to the right within this page.
This section is where you give a brief summary of the project. Focus on the main takeaways. If need be, move to a separate page.
An example might be:
“This proposal is for Afridigit to organize free computer training, skill development and mentorship in government owed secondary schools at Awgu L.G.A. Since THE EARLIER THE BETTER is our motto, we use SCHOOL COMMUNITY ACADEMY as forum where young students with their new ideas are being provided with practical training in areas as
BCU (basic computer user), entrepreneurship, web-related development and chips-programming.”
Outline the WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN & HOW of the project, as well as your specific contract terms. Include a timeline and pricing table, and this should depend on the type of proposal you are writing. Like mine need no pricing table.
YOUR TIMELINE = duration in which your project will start and end.
PRICING TABLE = list of all items you needed to start the project and their price. (The TIMELINE and PRICE TABLE should be in table format).
You specify any important terms or limitations relating to the project. These caveats can protect you from committing additional work or help you propose an unforeseen event you might want to carry out with time, which may require additional pay.
An example might be:
“Afridigit will like to be carrying out this computer literacy in all the secondary schools in rural Enugu starting from Awgu L.G.A as long as we exist.”
This is where you will repeat the main points of your proposal once again. Also conclude with a call to action that encourages the reader to contact you or visit your website for more information. Probably, you want your client to take an immediate action, even if it is something small.
“Our ICT program is geared towards catching them young through our SCHOOL COMMUNITY ACADEMY. Technology is a trend; if you are not following you will be left behind. In this note, Afridigit solicit for the approval of this proposal on time to enable us help achieve the four term agenda of our dear governor His Excellency Hon: Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on using technology to improve entrepreneurship in Enugu state.”
Assuming your proposal is going to double as a contract agreement, here is where you will outline the final terms and ask for a signature.
“By signing below [Enugu SME] agrees to the terms of this proposal and will enter a contractual agreement with [Afridigit] beginning on the date of signing”
Go ahead and use this simple and directive format and avoid jargons, you will be surprised how fast your business proposal will be signed.
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