The itea online entrepreneurship training course is an 18-month 'blended learning' experience combining live workshop sessions with online and mobile learning. It is an integrated business development programme, divided into four courses. Teaching is based on Christian principles. Students will be linked to other students through 'Learning Circles' and work together on some projects online. Details of these student groups will be provided once you have registered. Modules 1 & 2 are completed in the first six months (depending on the effort of the individual student) and Modules 3 & 4 in the next six months. The aim is that in the final 6 months the student is ready to 'go it alone' in continuing to build his or her business, while receiving ongoing business coaching and mentorship support from the Course leader assigned to the student.


Students may register at any time and start the online and mobile course work in their own time. Discussions via e-conferencing will provide general motivation and an opportunity for asking questions.


Module 1:

Leadership Development

In this course students learn how to develop their body, mind, emotions and spirit to embrace an entrepreneurial lifestyle and mindset. itea presents an integrated approach to leadership development, to ensure that future entrepreneurs don't simply focus on making money, but on building livelihoods, which are meaningful and sustainable.

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Module 2:

Building a Business Online

Using the innovative econovix enterprise development and support platform developed by EcoLine Enterprises (Pty) Ltd, itea teaches students step-by-step to start their own internet-based business online. This includes developing an own business plan, a business website using online tools, registering an own company, establishing an online shop to sell products or services, marketing the business and building an own salesforce online.

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Module 3:

Local Business Development

Once the online business is up and running, itea works with each student to establish an own local business, aimed at providing services in the specific local area where the student is based. The key aim is to sensitise the new entrepreneur to the critical role he or she is playing as a business-owner in the local community in which the business is based.

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Module 4:

Global Business Development

In the 21st Century, no entrepreneur can work in isolation of what is happening in other parts of the world. During the final course in this series, new entrepreneurs learn about the challenges and opportunities that exist on a global level and may inform business decisions as their own business grows. This course also helps students to build global visibility for their own business.

Learning Materials

While most learning materials will be made available as part of the course, the course leader may from time to time recommend that students purchase and read other books in order to develop their general knowledge. These books will not be compulsory reading, but will most certainly enhance the student's experience and general knowledge in terms of business decision making. Where possible, digital download versions of such books will be identified, which generally cost less than printed copies.



The itea Leadership & Entrepreneurship Course is not accredited by any accreditation authority.

The outcome of this course is that the student will have learnt HOW TO build an operational business online.

Of course, itea cannot take responsibility for the success of the business, but all efforts will be made to assist the young entrepreneur to lay the foundations of success and to move ahead in building a new business or growing the start-up created hands-on during the duration of this course into a successful business venture.

However, the ultimate success of any new business venture lies in the commitment, focus and efforts of the entrepreneur, the acceptance of the business model by the market and the general economic environment in which the business operates.


DISCLAIMER: Under no circumstances can ITEA Investments (Pty) Ltd, its directors or any of its employees take responsibility for the success of any business established by a student on the itea Leadership & Entrepreneurship Course.