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Business News of Saturday, 31 October 2015

Source: GNA

Volta entrepreneurs get their capacity improved

Entrepreneurs and persons intending to venture into entrepreneurship in the Volta Region have started benefiting from a six months free mentorship and training programme to build their capacity.

The training programme dubbed “Mentorship for Business Success (MBS),” is expected to stimulate the birth of new businesses, guide existing ones, grow young ones and sustain growing ones.

It was initiated by Mr. Rockson Kwesi Dogbegah, the Founder and Chairman of the Berock Ventures Limited (BVL), a leading indigenous building construction firm in Ghana.

Giving a presentation on the “Concept of Success” at the second session of the training, Mr Dogbegah noted that “companies were failing because they fail to plan, monitor and evaluate, regard customers, failing to be disciplined and being interdependent.”

He said the issue of indiscipline has become so endemic in the country that it is crippling the entire national economy and most indigenous businesses with it.

Mr. Dogbegah, who is the Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Africa, added that the country and businesses within it lacked good corporate governance, focus, determination, best practice, continuous commitment to improvement and appreciation to customer centrality, excellence and quality.

In the course of the six months, subjects to be treated include, Understanding the Pillars of Success, Mindset Transformation and Change Leaders: Road Map to Developing the Culture of Success and Corporate Strategy.

The rest are Building Capacity for Sustainable Business Expansion, Business Monitoring and Progress Evaluation and Applying Learning Outcomes.

The mentorship programme is also meant to facilitate networking, mentorship and sharing of experiences and learning from best practices. Other renowned business leaders in the country will also make presentations at other sessions.

Participants at the programme included real estate developers, Accountants, farmers, furniture makers, Doctors, Journalists among others.

They expressed excitement for the training and prayed that there was going to more of such in the region to build capacity and grow world-class businesses to transform the region and the country.