OAS MSME Newsletter: ( October 2023):
MSME Newsletter – OAS WEE MSME Clearinghouse Experience – St. Vincent and the Grenadines
We are excited to share experiences from the sixth country highlighted in the OAS Women Economic Empowerment project’s MSME Clearinghouse: St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We will begin by introducing the institution of our National Focal Point, followed by valuable resources provided by other institutions that support the progress of MSMEs in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Centre for Enterprise Development (CED)
The Centre for Enterprise Development offers technical support such as business counselling, and the development of business plans. CED also works along with the government to provide assistance to small businesses.
Access a range of business guides including identifying entrepreneurial opportunities, building and presenting your business plan, financing your business, managing fixed assets and market research among others.
Department of Industry
Department of Industry facilitates the development, growth and expansion of the Industrial Sector in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, by creating the enabling environment to strengthen and promote Private Sector Development through entrepreneurship, innovation, and standards development.
National Development Foundation (NDF)
The National Development Foundation promotes and supports entrepreneurial development in the small and micro business sector by providing credit, technical development support, counseling and training to improve the social well-being and economic prosperity of its clients and to make a positive contribution to national development.
SVG Bureau of Standards
The Bureau of Standards is the local authority that prepares and promotes standards relating to goods, services, processes and practices produced and/or used in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Invest SVG offers business counseling, training, export development support, assistance in accessing funding etc.
About the MSME Clearinghouse:
The MSME Clearing House is a platform dedicated to support and empower women entrepreneurs in the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector. Our mission is to provide a centralized hub of resources and information tailored specifically to the needs of women-owned businesses.At the MSME Online Clearinghouse, we believe in the power of knowledge and community. Join us today and unlock a world of resources tailored to empower women entrepreneurs in the MSME sector. Together, let us break barriers, achieve success, and create a more equitable and resilient society