Tag Archives: Small and Medium-sized Enterprise

Women Entrepreneurs Face Challenges But Wind of Change is Blowing in their Favor

“…but Ocloo showed by example that persistence has no gender. Her roadmap to success should inspire all of Ghana’s future female entrepreneurs” When Google celebrated the 98th birthday of Esther Afua Ocloo with a doodle on its homepage on April … Continue reading

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A World of Opportunity Awaits SMEs That Embrace International Trade

“Today, the bamboo bikes are sold as far away as the United States, Japan, Turkey, Germany, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Belgium.” Logistical costs, packaging and potential tariffs are among the major barriers to international trade for small and medium-sized … Continue reading

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As a Growth Strategy, M&A can Help SMEs Thrive in today’s Business Climate

  “It is important that the motivation for entering into such transaction align with a company’s long-term strategic goals.” In an era of global competition, integrated markets and complex macroeconomic conditions, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be a reliable survival … Continue reading

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Six Ways Ghana’s SMEs can Cure Self-Inflicted Wounds

  A common complaint against SMEs in Ghana is inadequate bookkeeping – always a sure sign to investors that a business is not properly managed. Difficulty gaining access to financing, whether from banks, equity investors, and other lending institutions, creates … Continue reading

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With Succession Planning, SME Owners Can Leave a Healthy Legacy

  “What happens to the business in the event the enterprising owner shifts focus to a new venture, dies, is injured or retires? Is there a competent deputy who can take the reins immediately and hit the ground running?” Large … Continue reading

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