About Enterprise Support

Enterprise support is the newest function added to the GIEPA mandate. The Enterprise Support team is tasked with providing constant business advisory and development support to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises for growth, competitiveness and development. Being a sector that provides constant innovation and supply of new business ideas and skills to the mainstream economy, this critical support service is offered by the team at various levels of the business lifecycle of enterprises, from idea generation, strategy formulation and business planning to implementation, fund raising, training and development, setting up of systems, provide coaching & mentoring, encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, and all other business advisory and support services required by growing MSMEs. The effort compliments the enabling environment and policy framework created by government for the realization of sustainable enterprises in the informal sector which provides the bulk of employment and a major contributor to the country’s GDP. The business development services network (BDSN) created by GIEPA in December 2012 and other associate consultants are involved in this business advisory function to curb the challenges and risk of failure of enterprises particularly in the early stages of setting-up and growth. Leveraging on technology, the BDS Network with the support of the Enterprise Support team strives to match the requirements of the MSMEs with the skill set of the members and associate consultants in our database who invariably undergo constant, rigorous training, vetting and accreditation process.