Enterprise Ecosystem Support Ghana Entrepreneurs Workshop
The 2021 Ghana Entrepreneurs workshop featured selected Ghanaian aspiring and existing entrepreneurs for a 2-day intensive workshop facilitated by the Enterprise Ecosystem Support on the 21st and 22nd of May, 2021.
Despite SMEs contribution towards the development Ghana’s economy by making up over 70 percent of the Ghanaian GDP (IPA), the numerous challenges affecting this sector include; lack of credit schemes and facilities, low capacity of research and development in technology, globalization and inadequate managerial knowledge and skills. .(SSRN)
Moreover, research by Ricoh reveals that small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are in danger of failing if they don’t adapt to digital disruption, regulatory requirements and the economic shifts that are fundamentally changing their markets. 3300 SME leaders surveyed from across 23 countries say they will go out of business by 2020 if they aren’t able to innovate in response to these changes.
More than ever, the need for SMEs to embrace digital in order to thrive in a none-spared disruption has become pertinent.
This is the drive for the Ghana Entrepreneur Workshop facilitated to support small business in scaling through these challenges and others.
Farouk Khailann, the Chief Executive Officer of Premium Africa Holdings facilitated Validating your business Ideas. He reiterated the need for testing an idea prior to launching, practical tips on how to rightly validate as well as providing answers to participant’s questions.
Opeyemi Awoyemi, former co-founder of Jobberman and the founder of who-go-host, one of Africa’s finest young entrepreneurs and industry leaders facilitated leveraging technology in building a global business. whilst also providing tons of answers to participants’ questions.
Gabriel King, founder of SOLNetwork facilitated on business processes and structures.
Divine Egbunna, Brand strategist at Cognitrix consult gave amazing insights on branding and practical tips on how to build a good brand reputation
“ The sessions have been nothing but awesome. I have more knowledge and insights to push my business to the next level. Thank you Enterprise Ecosystem Support” John Kubo said.
“My joy was clicking on that link that registered me for this workshop. I am seeing results in just few days”
Princess Fuda had to say.
Workshop post-training support provided participants with supports ranging from access to funding, the opportunity to network with our community of business leaders in Africa, mentoring, business updates, and relevant discussions that enable growth.