Tarragon Edge, an SME System and implementation Company launches a multi-functional SME hub in Madina, Accra.
Speaking at the launch, the brands consultant and Director of Tarragon Edge Limited, Mr. Derek Hammond gave a brief about what Tarragon Edge was all about and the need for creating a T-Edge hub for SMEs. He stated that Tarragon Edge is a business advisory and implementation services company, focusing on two important sectors. The first is to help SMEs understand and implement systems and processes that will foster their growth by defining areas of challenge and identifying the solutions that will address those challenges positively. Ultimately, the aim is to move SMEs from early-stage to growing, responsive and successful businesses. The second is to help students, the youth,and young professionals to develop rewarding careers, through training, mentorship, and internship programs.
To reiterate Mr. Hammond’s points. The Lead Consultant Dr.Genevieve Pearl Duncan Obuobi emphasized the relevance of an SME hub by stating that, SMEs need a more pragmatic leader to partner them for growth and that is what Tarragon Edge Limited is passionate and poised to do in collaboration with all needed stakeholders.
She went on to speak about the importance of SMEs starting on the right foot by having basic systems and structures to help their growth rate. It has been globally established that about 75% of SMEs do not survive in their first 3years of starting up their companies, therefore there is a need to provide an ecosystem to move past this stage.
Going beyond helping SMEs with systems, the company is also ready to champion various capacity building and soft skills training initiatives with both local and international developmental agencies to achieve the vision of SMEs. Some activities under the initiative are:
• Book Keeping
• Inventory management
• Business Advisory and Strategy consulting
• Students holistic preparation for Entrepreneurship and the Corporate world
• International exposure for SMEs
• Funding opportunities through its accelerator program.
Other dignitaries at the launch were Amina Sammo – Business, Finance and Project Management Executive, Mrs. AkorfaAhiafor, MD – Jireh Microfinance Limited, Mrs. Asenso-Okyere, a Management Consultant, Mr. Michael Nartey, Gladys Otae Addo Osei, the Assembly Woman for Ogbojo. Some businesses that exhibited their products were Kawa Moka, TrueBiz Limited, Cylabite Catering, and many others.