Customized Business Advisory Services (One-to-One Services)

Customized BDS is available for entrepreneurs who seek to accelerate the growth/expansion of their business through specialized counselling services are provided to the client on a continuous basis. A Business Advisor will be assigned to work with the client on a one-to-one basis. The one-to-one approach will enable the Business Advisor to understand the growth trajectory and challenged of the client that will allow the Advisor to develop a customized approach to support the client for a given period of time (usually up to 4 months).

The types of customized business development support services include (but are not limited to:

·         Sub-contracting
·         Export development
·         Franchising/licensing
·         Joint ventures
·         Credit sourcing/access to finance, loan monitoring
·         Developing market linkages
·         Expanding market penetration
·         Diversification of products

Desired Outcome:

The goal of the one-to-one counseling is to provide the clients with technical advice in order to make the businesses more competitive in terms of being able for them to export their products, developing market linkages, diversifying their product base, expanding their market penetration.


Qualifications:

These sessions are reserved for growth oriented clients that require specialized counseling services who have successfully completed EDCs training programmes. Clients interested in the Customized Business Advisory Services must submit an application for review to the EDC office in their respective region.

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General criteria that will be used when reviewing applications for the Customized Business Advisory Services can be found below:

Startup Business

·         Viable business idea, visions, and implementation strategy
·         Concrete business foundation (e.g creation of a business plan, marketing/promotion strategy, HR/operations strategy, etc)
·         Clearly identifiable barriers for starting the business
·         Has a clear vision for how BDS can assist s/he for business creation
·         Clear skills set of the entrepreneur
·         Works in the priority sector

Existing Business

·         Has a clear vision for growth for the business
·         Existing resources and capacity to realize vision
·         The business is registered and a business license exists
·         Concrete business foundation (e.g creation of a business plan, marketing/promotion strategy, HR/operations strategy, etc)
·         Based on historical business data provided, s/he has shown signs of growth
·         Has a clear vision for growth based on the increase in no. of employees and business revenue
·         The business has a potential to enter the export market
·         Clearly identifiable barriers for expanding the business
·         Has a clear vision for how BDS can assist s/he for business expansion
·         Works in the priority sector

Customized BDS is available for entrepreneurs who seek to accelerate the growth/expansion of their business through specialized counselling services are provided to the client on a continuous basis. A Business Advisor will be assigned to work with the client on a one-to-one basis. The one-to-one approach will enable the Business Advisor to understand the growth trajectory and challenged of the client that will allow the Advisor to develop a customized approach to support the client for a given period of time (usually up to 4 months).


The types of customized business development support services include (but are not limited to:

·         Sub-contracting
·         Export development
·         Franchising/licensing
·         Joint ventures
·         Credit sourcing/access to finance, loan monitoring
·         Developing market linkages
·         Expanding market penetration
·         Diversification of products

Desired Outcome:

The goal of the one-to-one counseling is to provide the clients with technical advice in order to make the businesses more competitive in terms of being able for them to export their products, developing market linkages, diversifying their product base, expanding their market penetration.

Qualifications:

These sessions are reserved for growth oriented clients that require specialized counseling services who have successfully completed EDCs training programmes. Clients interested in the Customized Business Advisory Services must submit an application for review to the EDC office in their respective region.

 applications
Contact Us page

General criteria that will be used when reviewing applications for the Customized Business Advisory Services can be found below:

Startup Business

·         Viable business idea, visions, and implementation strategy
·         Concrete business foundation (e.g creation of a business plan, marketing/promotion strategy, HR/operations strategy, etc)
·         Clearly identifiable barriers for starting the business
·         Has a clear vision for how BDS can assist s/he for business creation
·         Clear skills set of the entrepreneur
·         Works in the priority sector

Existing Business

·         Has a clear vision for growth for the business
·         Existing resources and capacity to realize vision
·         The business is registered and a business license exists
·         Concrete business foundation (e.g creation of a business plan, marketing/promotion strategy, HR/operations strategy, etc)
·         Based on historical business data provided, s/he has shown signs of growth
·         Has a clear vision for growth based on the increase in no. of employees and business revenue
·         The business has a potential to enter the export market
·         Clearly identifiable barriers for expanding the business
·         Has a clear vision for how BDS can assist s/he for business expansion
·         Works in the priority sector