The Next Organization launches Ghana Business Star Growth Program 2018

04 April 2018

Consulting firm The Next Organization is launching the second edition of its Ghana Business Star Growth Program in Accra – Ghana, due to begin in May this year. The year-long training programme is aimed at entrepreneurs and business leaders looking to enhance their skills in the strategy, management and commercial domains.

The African economy is open for business. The regional economy is performing well in most sectors, particularly in finance and banking – Africa's banking sector is according to a recent study the second most profitable in the world – as economies and capital markets across the continent continue their road to recovery.

One of the key means to diversification is entrepreneurship, which is gaining momentum across the continent through a wave of startups. The consulting industry has been quick to respond to this trend, offering support to individuals looking to build successful businesses.

The Next Organization, a consulting firm from the Netherlands that operates internationally, last year launched a programme of in Accra, Ghana, by the name of the Ghana Business Star Growth Program (GBSGP). The first edition in 2017 was a “tremendous success” in the eyes of the organisers, with attendees describing the event as “ground-breaking”, “practical”, flexible” and "simply marvellous”.

The Next Organization launches Ghana Business Star Growth Program 2018

Ghana Business Star Growth Program 2018

Drawing from this positive response, the consulting firm has launched the programme again this year, due to begin in May. Overall, the programme offers an opportunity for professional development, including a mixed approach of theoretical modules and practical exercises, as well as a rich environment for networking.

The program consists of four distinct dimensions; business modules, which includes access to premium literature; challenge sessions, which are interactive sessions wherein entrepreneurial ideas are debated; one-to-one coaching, which promises a personal trainer sensitive to individual positions; and, if required, access to finance, which entails an opportunity to present a business module to potential investors.

Business modules covered under the program cover business fundamentals such as market analysis and value proposition, as well as management techniques in the business transformation and financial domains. The program also considers important customer-centric concepts such as pricing strategies, route to market, and introduction to the e-commerce sphere.

GBSGP is lent credibility by The Next Organization’s position as a leading firm for commercial strategy in the Benelux. The consultancy considers a number of factors in its advisory approach, including customer behaviour, trends in technology, and market changes to identify opportunities for its (international) clients.

For more information on the Ghana Business Star Growth Program, see the website of the event.

L'AINE Services celebrates 25th anniversary with renewed gusto

17 April 2019

Ghanaian human resources consultancy L’AINE Services has marked its 25th anniversary in operation with a reaiteration of its commitment to developing a skilled and motivated workforce for every client that it works with, consistent with priorities across the business environment in Ghana. 

Ghana is on its way to becoming a prominent financial centre for West Africa, The government and private sector are working in collaboration to ensure that the region’s economic potential is realised, and a large part of the focus thus far has been on the development of talent in the country’s workforce.

As a result, training programmes have increased in quantity and intensity, while consultancies that work on innovative human resource policies have come to prominence. The rationale is that fostering talent, boosting productivity and developing digital skills will drive Ghana’s economy forward.

L'AINE Services celebrates 25th anniversary with renewed gusto

Once such consultancy is L’AINE Services, based in Tema. The firm was established in 1994, and has recently celebrated its 25th year in existence. Over the years, the firm’s suite of services has gradually expanded to include support with recruitment, payrolling, training and publishing.

The firm also helps with hiring and talent development, which has made it particularly relevant in the contemporary scenario. During the firm’s 25th anniversary celebrations, executives at the firm reasserted its mission to support the business environment in Ghana in its growth endeavours.

This involves ensuring excellence in its service of each and every client. The firm has a three-pronged strategy to facilitate growth in the HR domain, including a focus on people, innovation and technology. Founder and Director of the firm Ellen Hagan indicated that the firm seeks to “transform every life and business we come across.”

Delving into the ethos behind its services, Board Chairman at the firm Prosper Asamoah indicated that the firm lays emphasis on developing a secure environment within which employees feel safe enough to thrive and innovate. Empowering employees is the key for organisational development, according to Asamoah.