How We Work

Alternativ’s curriculum model is based on two main beliefs: all people deserve to thrive economically and all people have the ability to direct their destiny with the proper tools.

We offer subscriptions for our entrepreneurial training course, the Business Essentials program, which consists of 16 sessions and is conducted over the course of 30-40 hours. The curriculum is comprised of content meant to touch on the most essential skills necessary to start or improve a small business.

Additionally, the program is designed to equip national leaders to manage and monetize the impact long-term in their communities. These local leaders are required to follow up with graduates through consistent mentorship and support. Currently, there are 15 translations of the curriculum, which continues to expand to new languages and locations.

Below are the steps of how we work. 


We PArtner.

Step 1

We partner with organizations, businesses, and individuals invested in communities around the globe with a desire to educate and support their local entrepreneurs. 

We TRain TRainers.

Step 2

We train these partners on our Business Essentials Program, and specifically, how to deliver the content in their individual contexts around the world.

we deliever business essentials.

Step 3

Our Business Essentials training program is delivered to participants, either directly through our partners and their local staff, or through our team at Alternativ. 


But the steps don't stop there.

Alternativ understands the critical importance of thoroughly and consistently tracking impact.