Brief on Kenya Institute of Business Training
Kenya Institute of Business Training (KIBT) was established after a survey conducted in 1965 by the then Ministry of Economic Planning and Development, which revealed that African entrepreneurs and managers were very few.  This was because most of entrepreneurial and managerial activities were the preserve of the European and Asian Communities who controlled the economy.
KIBT was established in 1966 with the assistance of ILO/UNDP.  Prior to 1980 the Institute was known as Management Training and Advisory Centre (MT&AC) and its mandate was to train and develop African managers and entrepreneurs in practical business management skills. In 1980, it was renamed Kenya Institute of Business Training (KIBT). And currently, the Institute is a department in the Ministry of Trade.
The Institute has over the years played a major role in assisting MSME operators in starting, developing and sustaining their business through our Business development services (BDS) conducted all over the country.
The Institute currently has regional offices called, Regional Business Training Centres in Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri,Garissa Embu and Nairobi in order to take the small business training and extension services to existing and potential small and medium business person in the rural areas.

Current Mandate
The Institute is mandated to provide Entrepreneurial and Managerial Training, Business Research, Information, Consultancy and Counselling Services to Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) and other Interest Groups.

Current Vision
“To Become an Institution of Excellence in Entrepreneurship and Management Development Services in Kenya and beyond”.

Current Mission
“To provide Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development Services to Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) and other Interest Groups through; Training, Research, Counselling, Consultancy, Extension Services, and Business Information for improved performance”.

KIBT’S function
(a)Entrepreneurship Training
•Entrepreneurship training to MSMEs and other interest groups
•Tailor- made entrepreneurship and management training programmes.
•Entrepreneur in residence programme.
•Industrial attachment for entrepreneurship and business interns.
•Entrepreneurship  seminars and workshops

(b)Business counseling and Extension services
Entrepreneurship outreach programmes to learning and training institutions.    
•Development of business counseling standards.
•Business clinics and Follow-up programmes.
•Entrepreneurship in-service programmes for budding enterprises.
•Symposia to disseminate business information.
•Expose MSMEs through exhibitions and trade fairs to local and international business trends.

(d) Business consultancy services to MSMEs and other interest groups
•Benchmark for enterprise best business practices.
•Strategic business collaborations and alliances under private sector development strategy
•Business plan development.
•Business incubation.
•Business start-ups.

(d) Business based research and development
•Business surveys
•Business development through proposals and expression of interests
•Enterprise based training needs assessment

Courses offered by KIBT

  • Enterprise and self-employment
  • Business investment opportunities
  • Business start-up process
  • Overview of effective business management
  • Steps to preparing a sound business plan
  • Marketing your products and services
  • How to keep proper business records
  • Management of cash, stock and credit
  • Costing and pricing your products/services
  • Identifying appropriate sources of business finance
  • Causes of business success and failure
  • Implications of change and change management
  • Hiv/Aids

For more information conduct
The Principal
Kenya Institute Of Business Training
Weight and Measures Complex South C Off Mombasa Road
Popo  Road
P .O. Box 39475-00623
Tel 020-25113185/87

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