“We want to move out from the family own business to become a proper business. We want to get better technology to improve the quality of the product. When investment levels increase, production levels will also increase”.
This was what a business owner told me in December 2012 on a visit to Myanmar to assess the country’s inclusive business potential. It captures many important features of the private sector there.
The vast majority of businesses are small and family…Continue
Posted on May 11, 2014 at 9:30 — 2 Comments
The Business Innovation Facility (BIF) wants to build up the network of consultants that we collaborate with - so if that could be you, read on!
You may have also missed this point in the flurry of great learning that is still emerging from the BIF pilot, but BIF is still very much here - although exploring new ways of working in our post-pilot form. We are up and…Continue
Posted on March 12, 2014 at 17:30 — 2 Comments
This blog is the fourth in a mini-series called 'Success' in inclusive business published in partnership with Business Fights Poverty.
‘What, no cash?’ is what some business managers thought when they first heard the offer of technical assistance from the Business Innovation Facility.
‘Technical assistance can help…Continue
Posted on February 6, 2014 at 14:00
We live in a world where it is very difficult to be completely transparent. Any organisation that might at some stage be subject to media scrutiny is coached in how to answer media questions politely but blandly. They also generate their own material, which is carefully designed to present the company only in a good light.
Perhaps in frustration, any misstep that a company makes and is brought to light, is then reported in an exaggerated way, and out of context, so that it can become…Continue
Posted on January 30, 2014 at 6:30