GST302 – Business Plan Creation and Growth: GST302 – Business Plan Creation and Growth is an entrepreneurship course meant for all 300 level Students of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). It is a core course and a two (2) credit unit course.
GST302 has no TMA, Students who registered the course are expected to write a business plan and submit or upload their proposed business plan online via the GST PORTAL >>> https://elearn.nouedu2.net/
The writing and submission of your business plan serves as a TMA for the course.
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Table of Contents
- 1 GST302 – Business Plan Creation and Growth.
- 2 GST302 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) For All Zones.
- 3 How To Login Into GST302 Portal.
- 4 How To Submit GST302 Business Plan.
- 5 GST302 Online Presentation Procedures.
- 6 AFTER MY WRITE UP WHAT NEXT?
GST302 – Business Plan Creation and Growth.
The presentation of business proposal always take in two different directions: The Physical presentation at the Incubation centres and an Online presentation on the zoom platform.
A student is expected to choose one out of the two methods of presentation.
NOTE: If you are doing the online presentation, you are not going to do the physical presentation and vice versa.
GST302 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) For All Zones.
NORTH – CENTRAL
SGD:- GOAL 1, 2 & 3
GOOD HEALTH AND WELL BEING
NORTH – WEST
SDG:- GOAL 1, 9 & 12
INDUSTRY INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
NORTH – EAST
SDG:- GOAL 1 & 2
SOUTH – WEST
SDG:- GOAL 1 & 2
SOUTH SOUTH SDGs
How To Login Into GST302 Portal.
You can follow this link Steps For Working With GST TMA Portal – NOUN Learning Space or follow the steps below
Go to https://elearn.nouedu2.net/
Use your matrix number for both the username and password (in lowercase)
For Example: username (use your matric number e.g nou190000019 ) Lowercase or small letters
PASSWORD (use your matric number e.g nou210000002 ) Lowercase or small letters
Change Your password.
Click on go to online courses below my courses
Re-type your username and the new password
Your courses will be displayed on the dashboard
How To Submit GST302 Business Plan.
Now that you have followed the steps above to activate your GST portal, follow the steps below to upload/submit your business plan.
Login to https://elearn.nouedu2.net/ Click on Go to Online Course
Click on GST 302. Open all the links in the sections to tick all the boxes as part of participation.
Scroll down to Submission of Enterprise Ideas, Click on the link for your Incubation centre, e.g. those in Akure or Ekiti are in the Southwest incubation centre, those in Calabar or delta are in the Southsouth incubation centre.
Scroll down to click on Add Submission, Scroll down and click on the Add file icon. The first icon in the file selection section. A file selection box will open, click on Choose file
select your business plan from the location it’s saved. In the save as box, we advise you should type your matric number so that it’d be saved as nou98765432.doc. Click on Upload This File and it’d be uploaded.
Finally, you’ll see Save changes click on it to complete the submission. You can immediately book your presentation date, time, and mode. You can make your presentation online or in your incubation centre Link as a guide to making a presentation: https://youtu.be/az60xPks2rE.
GST302 Online Presentation Procedures.
DOWNLOAD ZOOM APP, Go to https://zoom.us/download and from the Download Center, click on the Download button. For Android users, After that click on download from Google play. Allow the app to download and installed.
Login to GST portal – https://elearn.nouedu2.net/login/index.php. After Logging in, click on the dashboard where you’ll see your GST302 course. Scroll down a bit and click on SOUTHWEST 2021_1 PRESENTATION.
When the presentation page opens click on Join meeting at the top of the page.
You’ll be redirected to the Zoom app. Once you’re on the zoom app, make sure your microphone is active. Make sure you have enough data on your phone.
Most Likely Questions During GST302 Online Presentation.
The following questions were usually asked from students:
- What is your name and matric no?
- Your presentation within 2mims (That is Executive summary)
- What is the innovation in your business since many people are already into the business or how will your business different from others or what gap do you want to fill.?
- Who are your target customers?
- What is your SWOT analysis?
- What is your break-even point?
- How would you market your product?
- How much will your business cost (startup cost)?
- What is your organization structure?
- Name some of your competitors in your area?
- How To Join GST302 Online Facilitation
Type the website: https://elearn.nouedu2.net/ on the browser. Enter your username and password Go to online courses Click on GST302. Scroll down to South West Incubation Centre Meeting, Click on it and join the meeting with the link that will always be sent to you. NOUN Online Lecture/Facilitation Timetable For 2021_1 Semester
Frequently Asked Questions About GST302 Business Plan.
- WHAT IS GST302?
GST302 Course Title: Business Creation and Growth is a 2 unit compulsory course in 300level 2nd semester. Formally known as GST301 with Course Title: Entrepreneurship Studies 1.
2. IS THERE TMA FOR GST302?
There is no TMA for Gst302.
3. IS THERE EXAM FOR GST302?
Yes, You will write a CBT examination on Gst302 just like the normal e-exams.
4. HOW DO I STUDY FOR THE EXAM, IS THERE TEXTS BOOK FOR GST302?
Yes, Gst302 has a texts book, you can download the pdf on the school site (nou.edu.ng) and print the hardcopy just like other texts book, or go to your study centre after registration to collect the texts book.
5. WHAT IS BUSINESS PLAN?
A business plan is a write-up you will present to the school, explaining what it takes to start up a business, and how to manage the business well.
6. WHAT IS PRESENTATION?
After writing the business plan, you will need to present it to the school, explaining what is in the write-up, you can do the presentation online, you can also do the presentation in your study centre.
7. WHEN IS THE PRESENTAION?
The presentation starts on 2nd May – 31st May 2021.
HOW CAN I GET THE WRITE UP?
We can help you prepare the write-up at affordable price. Call/WhatsApp:- 08166573666
AFTER MY WRITE UP WHAT NEXT?
Once you have a write-up, you need to upload it on the GST site, then choose a day for your presentation.
Note that you need to create GST log in credential before you can access the site to upload your business plan, We have explained the step-by-step guide on this page.
GST302 Business Idea Grading System
1. Idea Scanning within your environment to locate a problem you can solve and then create business around it
2 . The level of relevance of the business idea
3. Level of Innovation and Creativity:
• What is new in the product or service as compared to existing ones?
• What is impact will it make on the users?
4. Level of Idea development
5. Demonstration of the Idea (Product or Service)
6. Idea Documentation (Business Plan)
• Executive Summary
• Product Idea and Description
• Proposed organizational structure
• Market Analysis
• Financial Analysis
Note: Business idea could either be a product or service. All students that registered for GST302 must prepare their innovative business idea proposals that will be presented at the incubation centre or real time online.
All proposals must be typed and printed. If you have done No. 1 – 5, proceed to Business Plan and submit on the website.