COVID-19: Business Survival Toolkit

As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, we anticipate that SMEs will continue to experience supply and demand reduction, diminished confidence from the financial markets, and a reduction of credit. Therefore, we have designed a unique program to help address some of the challenges your businesses will face.

Does any of this classes describe your business?

  1. Class One: I am unsure how to address the impact COVID-19 is having on my business and would like to understand them and brainstorm solutions.
  2. Class Two: I have a few solutions that will help me pivot and salvage my business. I need guidance in sourcing business development opportunities.
  3. Class Three: I have a crisis preparedness plan that has salvaged my business. I need expert guidance to prepare for recovery.

We will be hosting a series of webinars and business clinics across our markets (Kenya, Ghana, Senegal and Mauritania) that will address these challenges.

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  • Many African countries in recent times has sparked wide interest and discussions to create synergies and accelerate development particularly in the oil and gas industry in their respective countries economies African governments are looking for more than just economic rent from the exploitation of petroleum resources
  • Thus developing local economies, stimulating industrial development, increasing local capability, building a skilled workforce and creating a competitive supplier base is a key agenda for most African oil producing countries
  • However, the diverse culture, the lack of systems and bottlenecks in institutional frameworks in individual countries has impeded the integration of African economies to obtain sustained development The African Continental Free Trade Agreement seeks to harmonise these policies, systems and frameworks to facilitate trade, provide access and allocate resources efficiently
  • In Ghana, we believe that the local content should last beyond the oil and gas discovery and have a transformative impact on the economy creating backward and forward linkages and building competitive domestic businesses in the industry
  • Ghana as a country has missed the opportunity of enhancing local content in the mining, telecommunication and downstream petroleum sectors
  • These strategic sectors are fully taken over by foreign entities though we have equally capable Ghanaians who could have ventured into those sectors and raised capital from within to manage similar entities given the opportunity
  • However, there is still opportunity in the upstream petroleum sector to accelerate growth and make a difference

 

Download Link : LOCAL CONTENT AND THE CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AGREEMENT HOW LOCAL BUSINESSES CAN FULLY PARTICIPATE

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PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IS THE ACQUISITION OF GOODS, SERVICES OR WORKS USING PUBLIC FUNDS BY A PROCUREMENT ENTITY WITH THE PROCUREMENT ENTITY BEING, AMONG OTHERS:

1.Central Management Agencies;

2.Ministries, Departments and Agencies;

3.Metropolitan, Municipa land District Assemblies;

4.State Owned Enterprises to the extent that they utilise public funds;

5.Public universities,public schools,colleges and hospitals;

6.Bank of Ghana and other financial institutions wholly owned by the Republic or in which the Republic  hasmajority interest;

7.Statutory Funds;

8.Commissions and other bodies established by Government for a special purpose.

Dowload Link; IMPROVING SME PARTICIPATION IN PUBLIC SECTOR PROCUREMENT: CHALLENGES, EMERGING TRENDS & SOLUTIONS

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Amid COVID-19 uncertainty, high quality standards are more important than ever especially for business growth and continuity.

To leave here today having exchanged knowledge and experience on:

✓What quality standards are

✓Theimportanceofqualitystandards

✓Why business owners should be concerned about “producing to high quality standards”

✓Current trends in product quality management

✓Tips for SMEs

Download Link : Exploring New Markets: Ensuring Product Quality Standards Using Quality Management Systems

 

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#IIAMasterclassSeries, designed for SMEs and MSMEs to understand how to use digital and social media presence to enhance relationships with key stakeholders. The Masterclass highlights social media marketing tactics for these businesses to prioritize when under a tight budget as well as practical and easy to use tools to execute digital marketing strategies and monitor progress.

 

 

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IIA Masterclass on Strategies for Customer Acquisition and Retention. The Class was facilitated by Frank Mwiti, Eastern Africa Markets Leader at EY Africa, and it shared insights on the best strategies for SMEs to win new customers and sell more to existing customers. It also highlighted how these businesses can use Customer Relationship Management Systems to analyze and improve on interactions with current and potential customers.

 

 

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Building SMEs resilience to disasters requires an all-of-society approach and it is for this reason that IIA organized a Dialogue Series to engage with partners and SMEs to create a culture of risk management and strengthen support in the development and implementation of Comprehensive Disaster Management Programs at the SME level. This first session was aimed at laying a foundation for the dialogue series by enhancing the understanding of disasters and risks.

 

 

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Does any of this classes describe your business?

  1. Class One: I am unsure how to address the impact COVID-19 is having on my business and would like to understand them and brainstorm solutions.
  2. Class Two: I have a few solutions that will help me pivot and salvage my business. I need guidance in sourcing business development opportunities.
  3. Class Three: I have a crisis preparedness plan that has salvaged my business. I need expert guidance to prepare for recovery.

We will be hosting a series of webinars and business clinics across our markets (Kenya, Ghana, Senegal and Mauritania) that will address these challenges.

I Am Interested in the Program    Ask an Expert    Request for More Information