Discussion: Supporting Entrepreneurship Across the Value Chain

May 07, 2013

Organizations can help entrepreneurs overcome the obstacles they face in the developing world.

Photo credit: Argidius Foundation

Last week, Business Fights Poverty hosted an online discussion with SABMiller to explore the needs and expectations of entrepreneurs and how to support them. Panelists from the Inter-American Development Bank and TechnoServe were also present to share their experiences and engage with online participants.

TechnoServe believes that companies like SABMiller can play a leading role in providing support for entrepreneurs. In addition to investing in training and seed funding for promising businesses, they can lend the expertise of their employees and use their purchasing power to incorporate small businesses into their supply chain.

Learn more about the challenges that entrepreneurs face in the developing world and how we can work to support them.

 

Related Blog Posts

 

“Never Say I Can’t”

“Never Say I Can’t”

After a devastating flood forced Daria Arabulo to start a new life in a different country, she launched her own business to provide for her family. Three years after participating in TechnoServe’s Impulsa tu Empresa program, her business continues to grow.

Growing Prosperity in a Greenhouse

Growing Prosperity in a Greenhouse

As more young people in rural East Africa turn to agriculture for their livelihood, visionaries like Samson Makenda are modernizing their farming operations for a more prosperous future.

Female Workforces Can Revolutionize Latin American Business. Here’s How.

Female Workforces Can Revolutionize Latin American Business. Here’s How.

In an article for the World Economic Forum, TechnoServe's Program Director for Central America Entrepreneurship discusses ways to engage entrepreneurs in practices that not only benefit women workeres and suppliers, but help solve some of the most common issues facing small and medium businesses.