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Who We Are

Mission

Our mission is to give budding Ghana-based entrepreneurs the necessary leverage in elevating their businesses to a professional standard equitable to those of advanced countries. As a measure of economic growth via the GDP Growth Rate proxy, several studies have shown that advances in economic growth in the developed world as well as that of transition economies are primarily entrepreneurship driven (Acs and Audretsch, 1990; Carlsson, 1992; Audrestch and Thurik, 2000; Carree et al, 2002; Audretsch et al, 2007; Thurik, 2009; Audretsch and Thurik, 2010; Acs et al, 2012; Sarkodee, 2013).

The Issue

Again studies show that poor ICT penetration and unfavorable financial markets are some of the factors that stifle opportunity seeking entrepreneurs in developing countries such as Ghana. In Ghana where leasehold demands are stringent with landlords asking for 2-year advance payment coupled with unrealistic interest rates on loans from financial institutions, entrepreneurs run into financial constraints before their ventures get off the ground.

The Solution

In giving entrepreneurs the necessary tools; a professional environment, access to knowledge via reliable internet connectivity, a fully fitted and functional work space, conference room equipped with video conferencing, projector, etc, we do not only give budding entrepreneurs the stepping stone to elevate their businesses, we also encourage the knowledge spillover process which sparks further innovation via interaction.

Vision

The vision is to be the market leader in facilitating multiple serviced offices across Ghana in efforts to churn out growth-driven entrepreneurs who will in effect contribute toward Ghana’s economic growth through their activities in employment creation, spending, savings and investment.

References

Acs, Z.J., Audretsch, D.B., Braunerhjelm, P., and Carlsson, B. (2012). Growth and entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics. 39 (2) 289-300 Acs, Z.J. and Audretsch, D.B.(1990) The Economics of Small Firms: A European Challenge. Dordrecht and Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers Audretsch, D. B., Grilo, I. and Thurik, A.R. (2007). ‘Explaining entrepreneurship and the role of policy. Handbook of Entrepreneurship Policy. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, UK and Brookfield, US, 1-17 Audretsch, D. B., and Thurik, A.R. (2000). Capitalism and democracy in the 21st century: From the managed to the entrepreneurial economy. Journal of Evolutionary Economics. 10 (1) 17-34 Audretsch, D. B., and Thurik, A.R. (2010). Unraveling the Shift to the Entrepreneurial Economy. Tinbergen Institute discussion paper. Carlsson, B. (1992). The rise of small businesses: Causes and consequences. Adams, W.J. (ed), Singular Europe, Economy and Policy of the European Community after 1992, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 145-169 Carree, M.A., van Stel, A.J., Thurik, A.R. and Wennekers, R.M. (2002). Economic Development and Business Ownership: An analysis using data of 23 OECD countries in the period 1976-1996. Small Business Economics. 19, 271-290 Sarkodee, P. (2013). Entrepreneurship and economic growth: An analysis for the world economy, developing economies, transition economies and developed economies. Erasmus School of Economics Master Thesis pages 1-88 Thurik, A.R., (2009). Entreprenomics: entrepreneurship, economic growth and policy in Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy. Edited by Acs, Z.J., Audretsch, D.B., and Strom, R.