I was fortunate to visit a few states in USA to benchmark on best practices for entrepreneurs and Small Businesses. It was eye opening experience that exposed me to entrepreneurs in my Team #IVLP2017 from 22 countries.
The first thing I learnt from my team mates and entrepreneurs we interacted with was that every entrepreneur has similar challenges of ACCESS TO FINANCE. Over the 3 week program I realised that indeed Finance is a challenge but how can your business access finance if it is not structured properly? Who will invest in your business if there are no structures or plan or future? What do financiers consider before providing you with finance?
In my travels on #IVLP2017, I also learnt that small business has a challenge in participating in PROCUREMENT. Granted, the Government is the LARGEST customer in any economy! Every business should try to tap into this. So how can you successfully engage? In the USA there are positive policies to ensure Small business are part of the Procurement system. In Kenya the policies that provide a quota for youth,women and PWD, consequently support Small business owners.
So how do you tap into this Procurement gravy train? How can you finance your business to have capacity to do this?
Mpower Limited has prepared a Seminar to equip Small business entrepreneurs with skills and knowledge on how to structure your business to attract finance and access and thrive in Procurement.
We have partnered with Julie Ogwapit who is a capacity building trainer with Young African Leadership Initiative. Julie Ogwapit is a Mandela Washington Fellow and the Chair of the YALI Regional Board of East Africa. She is also an accomplished business development coach and ISO Auditor. A true asset and resource! Listen to her below;
As we look forward to 2018 set yourself up for success by participating in this seminar! You can expect the following outcomes,
- How to structure your business
- How to pitch for financiers to partner in your business
- How to access finance
- How to participate in procurement
- Network Learn and Grow.
Open to ALL . Call us on 0790408849 to book your space.