The acronym MSMEs denotes Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. According to the World Bank, MSMEs play a major role in most economics particularly in developing countries. It further said that MSMEs account for majority of businesses worldwide and are important contributors to job creation and global economic development. In Ghana,...
Last week, many people I came into contact with told me the coronavirus isn’t real. My mechanic, a guest at the office and a few more professed how they could never get the coronavirus. I even had meetings where some people just refused to wear a mask, or took...
There are 17 SDGs also known as the Global Goals. They were adopted by the UN as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity in the world. These goals are segmented into the 5Ps with 169 separate and specific targets...
The banking industry in Ghana has had both good and bad times as far as profit is concerned.  The sector serves as a financial intermediary, which makes use of loan and deposit services to effectively channel the idle funds of the general public into valuable production and other investment...
Today’s business must invest a significant amount of its resources to plan, develop and deploy well thought-out engagement strategies to enhance the customer’s experience and trigger in them a desire to transition from buyers into advocates. To achieve this effectively, we must ensure that our quest to keep the...
In my last coaching session, I struck a realization as my client and I were having a conversation. The entire year, globally has been a wild roller coaster ride. Leaders who were previously not familiar with remote working styles have had to learn quickly. Employees have also been encouraged...
Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, as per Section 28 of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921), presented the 2020 mid-year budget review and supplementary estimates for the financial year in Parliament on Thursday, July 23. The budget review presentation by Mr. Ofori-Atta touched on key economic indicators such...
The proliferation of digital innovations that allow people to work from home and make transactions online has been key to mitigating some challenges of the coronavirus. However, this digital shift has also heightened the threat of cyberattacks, particularly in emerging markets.  As lockdowns and curfews were introduced around the world to protect citizens...
How do you navigate your way through a location you are not familiar with? This calls for the need of a directional map that shows you your current location and give you the opportunity to choose your destination. The lack and/or inadequate financial strategy we put in place puts...
Violence against women is usually executed by close relations mostly men; in some instances, we see women attacking their fellow women. This constitutes one of the biggest violations of human rights, a dent on dignity and the foremost impediment to achieving the Global Goals. Surprisingly, there are instances where...