I found working from my talent so inspiring that I also identified the talents of my employees. Everyone is now more happy and productive at work.

Doreen

After the program a Dutch company visited me and they are now importing my herbs.

Fatmira

The Brilliant Entrepreneur gives a boost to your company, in a way that suits you.

Give a boost to women's enterprises

The Brilliant Entrepreneur is a groundbreaking training program that enables women entrepreneurs worldwide to shape a successful business. Starting point of this tailor made training program is talent development. We add to this story telling about your business, knowledge, matchmaking and a business mission, leading to innovation and a boost  for the female entrepreneurship. Results achieved with the Brilliant Entrepreneur have been impressive and described as life changing.

‘It was a life changing experience. I learnt that self confidence is something you can work on and this helped me to attract more clients.’ – Sekayi Mushayi, travel agency Funo Safaris Zimbabwe

The development of women entrepreneurs is crucial for a healthy economic and social development. Do you want to unleash their potential and give a boost to women SME entrepreneurs in developing or emerging economies? But are you not sure how and where to reach them?

Impressive results

Images can tell more than words! Watch our movie about the impact in Uganda. More stories can be found on our YouTube channel.

  • More than 200 women work now based on their talent leading to improved business results
  • 60 women entrepreneurs received the full training in Uganda, Zimbabwe and the Balkan
  • One day training for another 120 women entrepreneurs from DRC, Albania and several Middle East countries
  • 50 starting entrepreneurs profited from coaching and mentoring
  • Work and income generated for more than 10,000 people
  • USD 1 million invested in women's enterprises
  • 20 international business relations created
'The talent training allowed me to recognize my talent, I discovered that I am a master and I work seriously on this talent. Then, I gave training to my members on talents.' - Betty Mulanga, Paumubert business DRC

Talent

Integration of personal, talent and company development, leading to concrete result-oriented actions and innovations

Tailor made

Tailor made and individual approach for each entrepreneur.

Creative

Creative and practical methods that create immediate experience and reflection.

Networking

Networking among participants, local organizations, international institutions and companies.

News

Nice article at Grensverleggers

24 May 2017

Grensverleggers is a Dutch platform for and with Dutch entrepreneurs that do business outside the Netherlands in a responsible way. Grensverleggers can be translated as ‘Those who move borders’, or ‘Those who move limits’. Brilliant Entrepreneur fits perfectly at this platform since we cross borders and  move limits, not just our own, but also the limits…

Call for applications for women refugees in the Netherlands

24 May 2017

The Brilliant Entrepreneur training will not just be beneficial to SME women entrepreneurs in emerging and developing economies, but we believe we can also assist women refugees in the Netherlands with discovering their talent and thus giving them a valuable starting point for a (working) life in the Netherlands. The training will be provided in Utrecht…

Watch the impact of Brilliant Entrepreneur on YouTube

24 May 2017

From 20 to 24 March I was part of the BiD network investors trip to Uganda. Naturally, one of the highlights was the visit to one of the Brilliant Entrepreneurs, Margaret Mukusu, who received a small loan through the BiD network trip in September 2016. The loan enabled the proof of concept of her tractor…

Meet Marlous!

24 May 2017

We are happy to welcome Marlous to our Brilliant Entrepreneur team. Marlous is a student of International Development Management, majoring in Disaster Risk Management, and has joined us for a five month internship. She will support us in the preparations for a new Brilliant Entrepreneur project in Jordan. Her focus will be on employment opportunities…

The writer lives on

24 May 2017

A few months ago, Shayonti Chatterji, owner of the online ‘Our FrontCover’ magazine, asked me to write for her magazine. I happily agreed. What a good opportunity to put talent and our brilliant entrepreneurs in the spotlight! Shayonti is a social entrepreneur who is putting her heart and soul into producing ‘Our FrontCover’. After a…

Talent does not lie

3 April 2017

Talent does not work with ‘alternative facts’. You may get side-tracked for a while and get lost, but if you remain aware of your talent, you will automatically get back on your feet at some point. This is what Kareen in Zimbabwe experienced. She was one of the participants in our Brilliant Entrepreneur programme. Kareen…

Are you creating employment?

3 April 2017

The question should actually be: are you creating good employment? It is widely recognised that small and medium sized enterprises are good for a national economy, not in the least because, taken together, these types of enterprises have the potential to create a lot of employment. In the countries where we work, unemployment is a…

Look at Yvette’s Brilliant Pitch

10 March 2017

Yvette took the bold step and submitted a video to the Netherlands Championship Pitching! It is really good and worth to have a look at, which is why we share it with you. The jury also liked the pitch and invited Yvette for the pre-final. Unfortunately she didn’t make it to the final, so we…

Need a talent boost? Find a teacher!

7 March 2017

There is little as stimulating for the growth of your talent as a teacher! Teachers show you that you have more to offer than you thought. They give direction and help you tame your dragons. Do you want to boost your talent? Become a student! I am blessed with wonderful teachers. I would like to…

Have a look at SheInspiresHer!

7 March 2017

We came into contact with SheInspiresHer, a truly inspirational organisation, through Twitter! SheInspiresHer shares stories about women entrepreneurs in emerging African markets to show role models; promote the products and services of women-owned businesses; raise awareness about the need to remove barriers; and connect women to each other and to promising opportunities. Goals that we…