BDC the one-stop shop for small and medium size businesses at the coast

Sharlien Tjambari

Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) are faced with many challenges. The most prominent access to start-up and bridging finance, administrative services as well as adequate training.

Despite these challenges the SME-sector despite the challenges grows at a steady pace and institutions such as the newly established Business Development Centre (BDC) at Swakopmund can assist SME’s to alleviate these challenges to a large extend.
BDC is Swakopmund’s only one-stop centre that offers a variety of services to the community and SMEs, at affordable rates. These include business registration services, financial consultancy services, policies and procedures such as health-, safety-, environmental- and quality policies. BDC can also assist with company profiles.
“BDC has seen a need in the market and wish to also fill this gap by providing training on procurement and tendering processes”, says Emmanuel M’kundi, the co-founder of BDC. Adding: “this not only helps entrepreneurs manage their enterprises well but boosts their confidence as business owners”.
Prisca Simbote, the co-founder of BDC says they understand the challenges SMEs face, especially when it comes to business registration and finance. “That is why we opened BDC, to aid upcoming business people and share the experience we have.
∙The Business Development Centre is situated at the Multi-Purpose Centre in Mondesa, Swakopmund. With qualified tutors in a professional air-condi-tioned setup, clients’ expectations will be exceeded when signing up with the Business Development Centre.

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