MBC Africa Business Clinic

Strengthening Capacities of Small and Medium-scaled Enterprises

Overview

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Jun 1 - Sep 28, 2018
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Ghana
Agribusiness, Business services, Consulting and business development

WHO ARE WE?

Mobile Business Clinic Africa (MBC Africa) began in 2013 as a collaborative initiative between the Lundin Foundation, Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Canada and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) through the West Africa Technical Assistance Facility (WATAF).

We began our first training for small and medium-scaled enterprises (SME’s) in agribusiness in Accra the same year and later expanded to other forms of training for SME’s. Five years down the line, MBC Africa has supported over 257 managers in 134 businesses in Ghana (7 regions) and Cote d’Ivoire (1 region). MBC Africa has started in Mali since January 2018.

MBC Africa is a one-stop boutique that provides SMEs with comprehensive business solutions addressing four key needs (4As):

  1. Access to business development services: Ensuring necessary capacity building to grow strong management teams and qualified workforce.
  2. Access to innovation, information, technologies: Ensuring high quality operational performance.
  3. Access to market intelligence: Providing you with relevant tools for your business to enhance accurate and confident decision-making in determining strategy and sales development.
  4. Access to financial services: Ensuring the availability of growth capital, working capital, and risk mitigation instruments.

OBJECTIVES OF BUSINESS CLINIC

General Objective
Businesses graduating from the clinic will have acquired tools and skills to make them investment ready.
Specific objectives
DEVELOP BUSINESS STRATEGY IN LINE WITH RESULTS OF DIAGNOSTIC
With focus on marketing, sales, strategic planning and financial management
ACQUIRE SKILLS TO MANAGE CHANGE NECESSARY IN THE COMPANY
Business Coaching, Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems
BUILD A WINNING FUNDRAISING STRATEGY AND PLAN
Pitch deck, Pitch training, Identification of right investors
TARGETED PUBLIC
We are looking for entrepreneurs and managers of SME’s that have a genuine will to improve their business model and current operations.
CRITERIA AND REQUIREMENTS
  • SME’s in operation for 3 years and more
  • SME’s with 5 employees minimum.
  • Turnover of 250,000 GHS or more.
  • Financial statements of the last two years.
  • Participate in all trainings.
  • Payment of business clinic costs.

BUSINESS CLINIC COSTS

Bronze package – 2 Months, 1,500.00
Market Intelligence using Design Thinking Process Approach 2 days
Strategic management (People, Leadership, Organizational Culture) 2 days
Operations management (Supply chain and logistics, Delivery management) 2 days
Financial management (Basic bookkeeping tools, Cash flow management tools) 2 days Client will develop a full business strategy and Pitch deck to investors.
Silver package – 3 Months – 2,450.00
*Includes all training modules under Bronze Package.
PDA (Business Ethics & Enterprise Soft Skills Development) 1 day
Business coaching (Business Development Associate will be assigned to client) 2 days a week.
Client will have a Business One Pager and Pitch deck upon completion
Gold package – 4 Months – 4,500.00
*Includes all training modules under Bronze & Silver Package
Fundraising Strategies (Pitch Rehearsal & Pitch Event) 2 days
Senior Business Coach will be assigned to client 2 days a week
Client will have a Business Plan, One Pager, Pitch deck and be put on our AfricSeed platform to raise investment upon completion
POST-CLINIC ACTIVITIES
AfricSeed
For businesses ready to receive funding, MBC Africa provides access to the AfricSeed (www.africseed.com) platform which aims at connecting them with investors, ranging from Angel Investors to investment funds in capital risk.
MBC Business Network
Each participating business will benefit from the opportunity to join our network of businesses that have participated in MBC Africa programs and services in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and more recently Mali. Ad hoc training, Networking, Linkage to market and Investment/Funding are some benefits of joining.
Payment conditions
Clients will make a 20% down payment within 3 days after filling our business needs assessment form before training participation is confirmed. The 80% is completed within 2 months of clinic participation.
Payment should be made to the account details below to be enrolled.
Bank Account details
Account Name: MBC Africa
Account Number: 0150084511924702
Ecobank
Branch: A&C Mall
Mobile Money Number: 0546154260  Account Name: Mobile Business Clinic.

Please contact MBC Africa in Ghana at +233 (0)30 396 7033 or by email at: francis@mbcafrica.org, lambert@mbcafrica.org or fred@mbcafrica.org for enquiries.

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