Monday, October 19, 2009
Enablis in Ghana
Ghana is fortunate to be the 4th African country to have an Enablis Network after South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. Enablis is a Canadian-based organization which concentrates on driving measurable social and economic development by supporting entrepreneurs in small and medium scale enterprises. It was first launched at the G8 meeting in 2002 but was founded formerly in the year 2003.
Members of this rich network of entrepreneurs, get the chance to derive value from the network that is presented to them and are also expected to create value for the other members in any way they can. Members with viable businesses or companies can also benefit from funding possibilities provided by Enablis. Special funding options are made available to qualified members to fill the "financial gap" in their various fields of operation.
The Enablis Ghana office was officially launched at Labone on 16th October 2009 in a short ceremony that saw various dignitaries gracing the occasion . Charles Sirois is the C.E.O of Enablis and Sika Acolatse is the country Director of the Ghana Office. Below is a picture of me and the friendly CEO, Charles Sirois.
What does it mean to local entrepreneurs?
Now an opportunity has been presented to Ghanaian entrepreneurs to network with other business partners thereby increasing the prospects of their businesses. Aside this advantage serious entrepreneurs can apply for funding from the Enablis Financial Corporation (EFC) and expand their businesses. I see this to be an answer to the prayers of various entrepreneurs in the country. In an era when banks keep on turning away individuals with solid business plans because of lack of collateral, this news could not have been a better remedy.