What the Kenyan Government has instore for SMEs #SMELinkConference

NAIROBI, Kenya Mar 31 – Only 10 percent of SMEs are able to stay afloat after ten years of existence. 

Micro & Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA) Chairman James Mureu says this  can be attributed to lack of knowledge in proper management of enterprises.

“ In Kenya,  most businesses are started without research. Lack of training or mentorship on various issues such as how to identify markets and management of finances among others leads them to immature closure,” Mureu said. 

He urged SMEs to seek knowledge and find mentors who are able to help them grow. 

“The government is ready to help SMEs grow, we are in the process of  launching an SME fund that will facilitate their growth since they are the backbone of the economy,”  he added. 

Tickets are available here https://conference.smelink.app/

“I urge all entrepreneurs to come for the SMELink Conference, I will give a kenyan perspective of how SMEs are fairing and what the government has in store for you, and the opportunities thereof,” he emphasized. 

Renowned entrepreneur Vusi Thembekwayo will be the Keynote speaker.

Other notable key speakers including Kris Senanu Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Safaricom, Andia Chakava, Founding Principal of AC AdvisoryDirector at the Graça Machel, Trust and founding Chairperson of New Faces New Voices Kenya chapter, Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital,Flora Mutahi Founder Melvin Marsh International, Samchi Group CEO Esther Muchemi, Geofrey Odundo CEO Nairobi Securities Exchange, David Osiany Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Industrialization Trade and Enterprise Development as well as James Mureu Micro and Small Business Authority Board Chairman among others.

There will be pitching sessions for SMEs dubbed Rhino’s Den where SMEs stand a chance to be the first firms placed on the investor track on the SMELink platform for funding.