SMEs Competitiveness Consultancy (Pty) Ltd, known by the branding SMEs Compete, provides assistance and support for income growth and job creation in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector.
The social entrepreneurship entity’s primary objective is to improve entrepreneurial skills of Namibians and more broadly, thereby to foster an enterprise culture as a strategy to underscore acceleration of the country’s economic development.
To help clients overcome challenges typically encountered during the course of conducting business, SMEs Compete has developed an array of services focused on capacity building, skills enhancement and growing business. The approach is to cater to the SME sector in general and to suit specific requirements of individual clients.
In addition to direct business capacity building, SMEs Compete also facilitates business linkages in the domestic market as well as regionally and internationally, through a wide array of ongoing services and events.
More than 700 SMEs around Namibia have already benefited from SMEs Compete capacity building activities and mentoring services and the number continues to grow. Most clients routinely return and consequently benefit from follow-up training and ongoing business mentorship.
Scope of Services for targeted intervention in Oranjemund
The programme provides for business capacity building support to improve entrepreneurial, management, marketing and information technology skills of emerging and existing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) based in Oranjemund.
Specifically SMEs Compete will support enterprise and entrepreneurial development over 18 period to emgering and exising SMEs in Oranjemund:
- One-on-one consultations with SMEs to provide business development assistance, including routine mentorship and presentation of business skills development workshops and training courses.
- Assist SMEs to develop effective and efficient financial and operational systems and requirements and assist SMEs to achieve compliance with statutory requirements – this will form part of the business growth support services provided.
- The services of a director on a rotational basis for five days each calendar month will be made possible, with on-site support from OMDis on site.
The Business development programme will be launched on 23 June May 2020 and run over a period of 18 months.
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