It was all excitement as women were taken through Rising Woman Entrepreneurship training in Gulu District on Wednesday.
A total of 130 women in businesses such as bakery, coconut oil, design, tourism, poultry, paper bags, oil seed extraction, and honey processing, showed up.
The training is supported by Nation Media Group (NMG), Women in Business, and Uganda Investment Authority (UIA). The second edition of the Rising Woman initiative was launched in June.
This initiative is aimed at inspiring entrepreneurs and investors to scale up the heights in their chosen enterprises.
The entrepreneurs were equipped with skills in marketing and branding, customer care and certification of their products in order to reach a wider market.
Business Consultant with UIA Edward B Mulumba tipped the women on the benefits of marketing.
“Always make an effort to make what you sell be known through marketing it. Some of you excel in business just because you are blessed,” Mr Mulumba said.
He advised them on the benefits of keeping records of customers and to always embrace negative and positive feedback to create room for improvement.
“Some of you quarrel with the customers which is a bad practice. In case things have not gone well with the client, you can chose to remain silent not because you are stupid but you do not want to spoil what you have already put in place,’’ Mr Mulumba advised.
The Brand Executive from NMG, Mr David Jonathan Ssentongo, advised participants to write winning proposals so that their businesses are boosted with some cash.
The three business women with winning proposals will get cash ranging from Shs5m to Shs15m, while the best 10 women will be taken to Nairobi to get more skills.
Similar trainings have been in Mbale and Ishaka.