Goldmine Finance launches digital resources platform to help SMEsEmmanuel Musike, the Credit Manager Goldmine Finance, Dr Kalpana Abe, International Entrepreneur/Business Woman, Allan Tayebwa, the CEO and Lungi Koni, Marketing Advisor, during the launch of the Go For Gold campaign at their offices in Kampala recently.
Goldmine Finance, a Tier IV Ugandan microfinance institution set up in 2017, has launched GO FOR GOLD, a digital platform that puts together a range of world-class information and business resources to help small businesses learn and thrive.
Lungi Koni, the Marketing Advisor at Goldmine Finance said, “Small businesses are the backbone of many communities and entrepreneurship is increasingly seen as a key to economic growth, particularly in Africa where there is an expectancy that African entrepreneurs will drive the next digital revolution and that intra-Africa trade will drive financial growth within the African continent.”
She said with this in mind, “Businesses need to look towards building experiential platforms or products that enable other entrepreneurs and future customers/consumers to build their own businesses. It is important to ensure that entrepreneurs and small business owners have access to educational resources, insights, tools, and solutions to thrive. GO FOR GOLD is Goldmine Finance’s effort to assist small business owners to develop concepts and continually manage and grow their businesses.”
GO FOR GOLD is seen as an enabler and partner for businesses and individuals seeking growth and advancement in different areas amidst the disruption caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic. From the corner bakery to the local fashion designer, service providers and entrepreneurs in numerous sectors, the small business segment worldwide has been hit hard. On the other hand, there has also been a rapid acceleration of digital transformation and e-commerce.
It is also geared towards enabling and partnering with brands and individuals looking to achieve their dreams. Whether its career advancement or business growth- GO FOR GOLD provides the people with the financial boosting they need to go higher and reach wider.
In 2020, the ‘world lockdown’ created new challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs, new companies were started, there was an immense response to change, individuals chose pivoting rather than digging in their heels, and opportunities were seen in places where others see roadblocks. However, one thing has certainly come out – small businesses have proven resilient in crisis.
Now with the launch of ‘GO FOR GOLD, Goldmine Finance wants to empower small businesses with insights, tools, information, profiles and knowledge as well as the finances to help entrepreneurs run their enterprises more efficiently and successfully.
Allan Tayebwa, the CEO of Goldmine Finance said, “All small business owners and entrepreneurs with growth ambitions should join GO FOR GOLD, particularly now that digital presence and operations are even more essential than before the outbreak of the pandemic.”
The GO FOR GOLD entrepreneur platform features Uganda’s seasoned entrepreneurs who share their stories and learnings in easy-to-learn steps to help the entrepreneur in becoming successful. From starting to growing, branding and marketing your business – and everything in-between – these local entrepreneurs share their recipes on all the aspects of being a successful entrepreneur.
He said, “Small businesses are the backbone of many communities and entrepreneurship is increasingly seen as a key to economic growth, particularly in Africa where there is an expectancy that African entrepreneurs will drive the next digital revolution and that intra-Africa trade will drive financial growth within the African continent. Because of this, businesses need to look towards building experiential platforms or products that enable other entrepreneurs and future customers/consumers to build their own businesses.”