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The Business Place Botswana
The Business Place Botswana
The Business Place Botswana
The Business Place Botswana
The Business Place Botswana
The Business Place Botswana
The Business Place Botswana
The Business Place Botswana
The Business Place Botswana
The Business Place Botswana
The Business Place Botswana
The Business Place Botswana
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The Business Place Botswana

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Mr. Victor Mong-Gae of The Business Place's presentation to youth leaders on opportunities for SMMEs in Botswana at the U.S. Embassy Botswana Future Business Leaders workshop on the 20th November …

Mr. Victor Mong-Gae of The Business Place's presentation to youth leaders on opportunities for SMMEs in Botswana at the U.S. Embassy Botswana Future Business Leaders workshop on the 20th November 2013.

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  • 1. Topic Remarks on Business Opportunities in Botswana 11/26/2013 U.S. Embassy_ Future Business Leaders 1
  • 2. PRESENTERS ? 11/26/2013 U.S. Embassy_ Future Business Leaders 2
  • 3. AGENDA ? Who Why What Successes Challenges Opportunities 11/26/2013 U.S. Embassy_ Future Business Leaders 3
  • 4. WHO? Entrepreneurship service centre. Est. with donation from MCG, UBF, and other stakeholders Investec, KBL, CEDA, GOB Started operations in 2006 and official opening in 2007 Part of a network of branches (10 in RSA). 11/26/2013 U.S. Embassy_ Future Business Leaders 4
  • 5. WHY ? Stimulate entrepreneurial culture in Botswana. To promote and contribute to the growth of SMEs. - To create employment - To alleviate poverty 11/26/2013 U.S. Embassy_ Future Business Leaders 5
  • 6. WHAT ?  A friendly walk in information centre with free internet - Free internet - Free use of computers for research and typing - Free use of meeting rooms  Pre and Post funding mentorship  One-on-one business consultation  Monthly Business Opportunity sessions  Business sector networking opportunities  Regular affordable workshops and training  Relevant business information and resources  Intervention-based business development services  Referrals to credible service providers on a cost sharing arrangement  Financial, accounting and legal services (where it has been arranged with local partners) 11/26/2013 U.S. Embassy_ Future Business Leaders 6
  • 7. SUCCESSES ? Measurable success in number of clientele serviced Clustering of relevant services Increased business start ups and growth Creation of business linkages Encouraging an entrepreneurial mindset amongst youth and women 11/26/2013 U.S. Embassy_ Future Business Leaders 7
  • 8. Challenges for entrepreneurs Weak skills to set up business processes and systems Lack of information seeking skills Lack of commitment Lack of focus vs personal vision 11/26/2013 U.S. Embassy_ Future Business Leaders 8
  • 9. Opportunities for entrepreneurs 11/26/2013 U.S. Embassy_ Future Business Leaders 9
  • 10. Opportunities for entrepreneurs 11/26/2013 U.S. Embassy_ Future Business Leaders 10
  • 11. Opportunities for entrepreneurs 11/26/2013 U.S. Embassy_ Future Business Leaders 11
  • 12. Opportunities for entrepreneurs 11/26/2013 U.S. Embassy_ Future Business Leaders 12
  • 13. Opportunities for entrepreneurs 11/26/2013 U.S. Embassy_ Future Business Leaders 13
  • 14. Where? THE BUSINESS PLACE GABORONE BOTSWANA Tel + (267) 3170700 / Fax + (267) 3170736 Plot 5 Mmaraka House Station Road Gaborone Botswana P O Box 502865 Gaborone Botswana Email: sebonil@thebusinessplace.co.bw Website: www.thebusinessplace.co.za 11/26/2013 U.S. Embassy_ Future Business Leaders 14

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