Enterprise Development

We believe that Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) are critical to increasing market opportunities and catalyzing local economic development. Onward Resources provides business advisory services and management consulting to SGBs, including in operations, strategy, marketing, financial management and new product development. We assist them to improve their competitiveness by upgrading and professionalizing operations, policies and procedures.

In addition, we:

We enhance competitiveness of food enterprises by building their technical and business capabilities, both of which are vital to maximizing product range, pricing, and increasing distribution of nutritious foods. We provide new product development assistance by linking enterprises with key stakeholders, including regulatory and certification authorities, industrial research and development institutes, universities and business incubation services. We assess the cost effectiveness of alternative technology options and advise on suitability.

Work in this area is rooted in our belief that competitive agribusinesses are vital to overall performance of the agricultural sector. Successful agribusinesses can significantly improve incomes and food security of suppliers, majority of who are engaged in agricultural production. We help agribusinesses in service and product markets to improve performance by promoting efficient supply chain partnerships and providing strategic and operational assistance, including creation of new business models that add value, attract new investments and generate the highest possible returns.

Finance is a major input, key supporting function and enabler of business growth. We assist businesses to raise capital by leveraging our knowledge and networks to bridge the gap between available capital for investment on one hand, and attractive ideas and viable businesses needing finance on the other. Specifically we develop vetted business cases and carry out due diligence. We advise on appropriate type of finance and handhold clients through the process of unlocking capital.