Supporting entrepreneurs


Supporting entrepreneurs

We all agree that supporting entrepreneurs in developing countries is crucial to lifting people out of poverty. How best to do it?

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Comment by Tim White on July 3, 2008 at 7:15
Hi Will,

Generally I find that companies who say they support entrepreneurs do so when there is virtually no risk. This is also how the banks work. Does your company also have this fail-safe approach or do you really get down to helping social business from the ground up?
Comment by Will Snell on July 7, 2008 at 14:36

Thanks for yours. I agree that a lot of banks etc do require a level of security for lending that is too high for many viable businesses. As we don't provide funding ourselves (only mentoring support) it's less of an issue for us, but I agree that there is a need to do more than simply support those companies that have already demonstrated a certain level of success.
Comment by Tasha Smith on September 27, 2008 at 22:35
Hello i'm a little new here but i'm finding my way around. I want to assist in anyway possible and would love to network I have a site that assists low-income families the site is being upgrade daily. However i'm leaving town this week on business and I wanted to ask if someone would like to help me on this project and with the site as far as updates and adding new resouces occasionally? I have all the material and would love to have the assistance. I also run two other businesses online but this is one project i've decided to do myself. I would also like to add the links to anyones site that would like to place them on my site.
Comment by Keith McGuinness on November 6, 2008 at 22:35
Hi everyone. I'm also new year, just signed up to BFP this evening. I run, a website selling a wide range of fair trade gifts items imported directly from my business partner, Mike Mwaniki Njogu, in Kenya. so i think it is fair to say I am supporting a entrepreneur! for more information about the site and our products, see my profile or blog post or drop me a line.
Comment by Fiona Mati on November 20, 2008 at 20:53
Hi all,

I’m a new member. I run a website called the Youth Interactive Portal for Enterprise ( that provides youth entrepreneurs with news, information and skills on starting and running business.

I am keen to hear about barriers to enterprise faced by entrepreneurs in different countries and how they overcome them. Coming from Kenya, I find that youth entrepreneurship here is given mere lip service, so I would like to hear how entrepreneurs are supported in other countries. You can see my profile to learn more about my work.
Comment by Rosemarie on November 23, 2008 at 23:54
Hello all,

I am also new to the group. I am hoping to network with members from this community to learn and also share ideas. I am currently working on a major project to help fight poverty in the ghettos and inner-cities of Jamaica. It is the first time that I am stepping out and doing somthing like this. I do not know how things will work out but I know that I have to do something to help the people of my country. You can find out more information about the One-Love Unity Fest project on my page. I am very open to ideas and suggestions. Thanks!
Comment by Mike Shraga on February 23, 2009 at 17:46
Good Evening

My name is Mike Shraga, I am happy to join this group and collaboreight on new projects!

Mike Shraga
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Comment by AJ McConville on April 13, 2009 at 10:07
Hi All
I have just joined BFP and am impressed. I come from an environmental background, working for an European Environmental Policy Institute. My main out-of-work interest is to see it is possible to mainstream social enterprises as a business model, and make it easier for them to get credit from banks and venture capitalists.

Looking forward to the debate...
Comment by ofotsu apronti on May 9, 2009 at 4:06
just got in. i look forward to learning as much as i have to.
i am a librarian with the passion to make reading a great hobby for young Ghanaians.
i appreciate suggestions, comments and criticisms. thanks
Comment by Muhammad Hassan on May 20, 2009 at 5:59
i doing job in microfinance institute. aime to strength the entrepreneurs

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