Trade Hub partners with Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce to build SMEs’ business-planning skills

To address a chronic access to finance gap, the Trade Hub and the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) organized a business-plan development workshop for 15 agribusiness small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on March 8 in Lagos, Nigeria. “One major challenge that hinders businesses’ ability to access finance in the region is poorly developed business plans… Read More

More efficient, higher producing factory layout for Côte d’Ivoire’s O’sey Collection

Ivorian apparel maker O’sey Collection received two weeks of intensive Trade Hub technical assistance in January to establish efficient production lines in its new factory. The new industrial layout should help increase O’sey’s workforce from 30 to 200 as well as boost  production capacity from 300 to 1,500 shirts and T-shirts per day, bound for… Read More

Access to Finance Gender Strategy launches in Côte d’Ivoire, opens financing for Ivorian women-owned businesses

The Trade Hub officially extended its Access to Finance Gender Strategy to Côte d’Ivoire through a series of events from November 28-December 4 in Abidjan. NSIA Banque worked with the Trade Hub’s finance and investment Specialist, Charles Adegnandjou, to select 30 women entrepreneurs whose small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have a solid management structure, a… Read More

In Senegal, Trade Hub-supported financial advisory firm launches services for small agribusinesses

La Financière Africaine, a member of the Trade Hub’s Financial Advisors network, launched its business development service program for agribusinesses on November 8 in Dakar, Senegal. At the event, CEO Abdoulaye Dieng said the new program would “bring together small and medium-sized businesses in the agricultural export sector and provide them with information about the… Read More

Trade Hub B2B bridges gap between Ivorian SMEs and Financial Institutions

In July 2015, the U.S and the Ivorian governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate transactions and trade in Cote d’Ivoire. To support this MoU, the Trade Hub through its Finance and Investment component has been working in collaboration with firms and financial institutions to increase the access of targeted sectors, including SMEs, to… Read More

Nigerian investment opportunities abound, apparel sector ripe for comeback

Trade Hub specialists in finance, investment and apparel traveled through Nigeria in May to lay groundwork for at least $20 million in investment in that country and stimulate export-oriented business growth, particularly in the high-potential apparel sector. Mr. William Addo, the Trade Hub’s finance and investment specialist, attended a local and foreign direct investment summit… Read More

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