Retail Entrepreneurship Development Program – REDP 3 Registration Have Started!



Dear interested participants,

It is my great pleasure to present the 3rd edition of the Retail Entrepreneurship Development Program (REDP) designed to provide participants with a step by step guide to starting and running a successful retail business. REDP is a program of Retail Academy, Nigeria’s premier retail business development and management training academy. Since the academy’s establishment and commencement of programs in 2017, we have graduated two sets (REDP 1 & REDP 2) from the academy with great success. As we begin registrations for the 3rd set of partcipants – REDP 3), the program promises to be bigger and better. Feel free to visit the academy website for a review of past programs. It will be our honour to receive you at the academy. Welcome.




Joseph Ebata
President, Bervidson Retail Group
Promoters of Retail Academy



Your dream of starting a retail business can easily become a reality. It may take a lot of initial work as you start your own business, but with the right planning anyone can achieve their goals. The Retail Entrepreneurship Development Program (REDP) provides a step by step guide to starting and running a successful retail business.


Next Scheduled Dates: 

  • REGULAR CLASS: May 19, 2018     Duration: 2 Months (Every Saturday)  Fee: N200,000
  • EXECUTIVE CLASS: May 28, 2018   Duration: 1 Week (Monday – Friday)    Fee: N200,000



Retail Entrepreneurship Development Program – REDP

REDP is a program of the Retail Academy designed for individuals who are considering starting and running their own retail businesses and whose goal is to be successful running the business.

They typically have many questions:

  • What can I profitably sell?
  • How do I raise capital?
  • How many staff do I need and how do I get the them?
  • How can I serve the different types of customers?
  • How can I ever compete with already established retailers?
  • How do I set my prices?
  • What are the possible problems that I may encounter and how can I overcome them?
  • Where will I source my products?
  • Where will I source equipment and which equipment are the best for my type of retail business?
  • Should I sell online?

Questions! questions!! questions!!!

REDP is also perfect for individuals who are already running their retail businesses but are not really succeeding at achieving the goals they set out to achieve and desires a turnaround.

The situation below may be what best describe your case:

  • I don’t know what is happening to my business.
  • I am just pumping in money and there is no commensurate result.
  • My sales staff are just stealing my goods and
  • I am thinking of closing it down.
  • What can I do? What must I do?

Whichever your case is; thinking of starting your retail business or seeking a turnaround for your retail business; REDP is the perfect program for you. It will provide you with the “how to” of starting and running a retail business or achieving the turnaround you so much desire. In addition, REDP will give you a strong foundation for developing requisite industry specific knowledge, skills and attitudes for a starting and running a successful retail business or achieving your desired turnaround.

Earning a certificate from the Retail Academy therefore is an investment in your future.

Our mission is to provide you with the highest quality of education, the best preparation for your retail entrepreneurship success, and the greatest opportunity for an exciting, fulfilling and rewarding retailing life.


There are mainly 2 streams:

  1. REGULAR CLASS runs for 2 Months (Saturdays only). This is design for individuals whose time permit attending the regular class for at least 3 hours every Saturdays for 2 Months.
    There are 2 sessions:
    – MORNING SESSION – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    – AFTERNOON SESSION – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  2. EXECUTIVE CLASS shall run for 1 Week (Monday – Friday). This is targeted to individuals who have the time to undertake a short but intensive program.

Why You Should Attend

At the end of the program, participants will:

  • understand what retail business they intend to go into better and whether it is the right kind of retail business for them;
  • understand the current retailing terrain locally and internationally;
  • understand the rudiments of starting and managing a retail business;
  • be able to write a winning business plan;
  • know how to win and keep customers for life;
  • know how best to source product and negotiate with suppliers;
  • know how to make product selection that resonate with the customers;
  • have the opportunity to meet with some successful retail founders and CEOs;
  • have the opportunity to participate in the Retail Academy start-up award competition;
  • gain deep industry insights from participating in a group research work;
  • 1 free consulting or coaching session with Bervidson Retail Group; and
  • become proud holders of Retail Academy certification.

Who Should Attend

  • The Program is open to the public.
  • Anyone interested and intending to start and run a retail business with the goal of maximum success.
  • The program is also suited to individuals already running retail businesses but desires better retail knowledge and understanding for maximum success.
  • Individuals whose retail businesses are struggling and desires a turnaround will find this program very useful
  • Unemployed graduates will find this program particularly useful in helping them find direction
  • The program will also be of invaluable benefit to NYSC members, final year students and higher institution students on holidays.

For more information about the Retail Academy:




The Retail Entrepreneurship Development Program (REDP) Classes:

1. REGULAR CLASS (Morning OR Afternoon)


Next Scheduled Dates: 

  • REGULAR CLASS: May 19, 2018     Duration: 2 Months (Every Saturday)  Fee: N200,000
  • EXECUTIVE CLASS: May 28, 2018   Duration: 1 Week (Monday – Friday)    Fee: N200,000



Payment can be made either;

  • Online by clicking  HERE


Pay directly into our bank account with details below:

  • Bank: FCMB
  • Account Name: Retail Academy Nigeria Limited
  • Account Number: 4779072016

Seamless Participation: 

For your seamless participation in the program, we expect all payment to be confirmed on or before resumption of classes.

Confirmation of payment and admission will be sent to you only upon receipt of cleared funds into our account.

Feel free to contact the us for any information or question you may need or have.

Call:  0803 343 4776, 0809 334 4776, 0808 933 8444



For more information, call or email us, or visit our website today.

3B Hakeem Dickson Road, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos Nigeria
+234 1 291 7328, +234 803 343 4776, +234 809 334 4776, +234 808 933 8444
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