Increasing Sales for Small and Growing Businesses

The EMERGE program is a collaboration between Anglo American and TechnoServe that works to accelerate micro and small businesses in communities surrounding Anglo American operations in Chile.

In 2011, TechnoServe began a partnership with Anglo American’s EMERGE program, which was launched in 2006 to accelerate of micro and small businesses in the communities surrounding Anglo American mining operations in Chile. The program helps local entrepreneurs to launch and grow profitable businesses by providing them with tailored business mentoring, one-on-one advisory support, online training, and access to finance. In 2016, the program began offering the opportunity for participating businesses to enter the supply chains of various large companies throughout the country, connecting them with a sustainable market for their goods and services. By providing these emerging business leaders with the financing, and managerial and business skills they need to succeed, the program has helped more than 1,300 businesses to increase their sales by a range of 30 percent to more than 100 percent to date.