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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As young people around the world consider their professional options, they are often constrained between unemployment and hard to obtain public sector jobs. Those who aspire for more must be willing to think creatively, take risks, and even be branded an odd one out by their more skeptical peers. The power to shape one’s own destiny and become a change maker gives entrepreneurship an undeniable potential. However, Research shows that most start-ups in Kenya don’t live up to their 3rd birthday and fail to achieve their potential. In this video, Wangechi Muriuki, the Country Director IIA-Kenya, explains how entrepreneurs can scale small businesses into developed and sustainable enterprises.

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This is a follow class for SME Disaster Risk Resilience Dialogue. It highlights the current vulnerability of businesses to cyber threats and the importance of building resilient ICT systems as a way addressing cyber security risks.

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This was a virtual class held in partnership with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), aimed at demystifying coaching and understand its impact as a tool for recovery and building back better, both for the individual business leader and for the enterprises. It also presented coaching opportunities available for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)

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Despite the vital role Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play in the economies of developing Countries, these businesses continue to face a myriad of challenges that have been curtailing their sustainability and growth. However, Invest in Africa (IIA) has continued to offers solutions to SMEs with the aim of enhancing their resilience and long-term growth. This has been possible through IIA's programs that are geared towards providing SMEs with opportunities for skills development, financial linkages and markets.

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Online Marketing is now becoming the go for many businesses especially with Covid-19 causing profound socio-economic shifts that have necessitated many consumers to source goods and services online. How can you leverage on social media to rev up your customer reach? This Session outlines how business leaders/owners can use LinkedIn and other social media channels to enhance client base while retaining the existing ones.

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A virtual masterclass aimed at empowering business leaders/owners to place their businesses on the path for long term growth and development. The class is facilitated by Reshma Shah, the CEO at InteStrat Services Ltd and a Partner at Kina Advisory. She shares important insights on how SMEs can promote key business drivers by integrating suitability in their strategies. #SMEsustainability

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At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Define Sustainability.
  • Have an overview of the changing trends in Sustainability.
  • Understand how Sustainability best practices could relate to their business operations.
  • Appreciate the importance of integrating a Sustainability agenda and ESG best  practices into their business models and how this can enhance core business value drivers.

Click here to view the presentation: SUSTAINABILITY: THE BUSINESSES CASE PRESENTATION

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Invest in Africa (IIIA) and International Coaching Federation (ICF) Business Growth Coaching Session designed for SMEs to understand the importance of Coaching in strengthening their business capabilities and growth.

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This session Followed the second edition of the IIA SME Dialogue Series, to engage the panelist on the issues arising from the dialogue and address the questions the participants had on the subject. Among the subjects being discussed are; partnering for risk informed SMEs and outreach and knowledge for resilience.

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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