Business News of 2014-04-03

TechnoServe to launch New Enterprise Devt Program today

TechnoServe will today April 3rd,
2014 launch a new enterprise development program dubbed ENGINE (Enhancing
Growth in New Enterprises) at the British Council in Accra. It is a multi-year
program that will be implemented across Ghana with the support of the British

“ENGINE” will identify entrepreneurial men and women and
equip them with the tools and networks they need to
build competitive, self-sustaining micro and small enterprises that will
accelerate economic growth and reduce poverty through business plan competition
and aftercare.
According to Ken Kwawu, a PR consultant, the program is expected
to tap the high entrepreneurial energy of the Ghanaian, with emphasis on youth
and women participation.
He said applications will be drawn from agri-business and
processing, light manufacturing, information technology, services and private
sector solution to water, health and education.
“ENGINE” is modeled on business plan competitions
TechnoServe has successfully implemented in over 54 countries across Africa and
Central America and is also rolling out elsewhere in Asia. Since debuting in El
Salvador in 2002, these competitions have helped hundreds of aspiring
entrepreneurs to create or expand dozens of businesses.
TechnoServe has been working in
Ghana since 1971. In the last 10 years alone, TechnoServe/Ghana has provided
business development services to more than 200 businesses and has facilitated
entrepreneurship training and capacity-building programs for more than 500
potential entrepreneurs, resulting in numerous start-ups and business
helps entrepreneurial men and women in the developing world to build businesses
that provide jobs, income and economic opportunity. Since its founding in 1968, the
nonprofit has helped to create or improve businesses, benefiting millions of
people in over 30 countries.Participants are expected to turn their good ideas into
thriving enterprisesSource: Sammy Heywood Okine
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