The PSOJ AFFP Project
Small businesses are the backbone of any growing economy, yet in Jamaica, they struggle to grow. This is mainly due to lack of access to sufficient funding and business training. The aim of this project is to dramatically transform the ecosystem to foster the growth of small businesses in Jamaica.
We have identified 10 key factors required to create a healthy ecosystem for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Through workshops and bringing all stakeholders together, we can collaborate and break through the barriers that are hindering our growth and development. Let’s grow our small businesses, and make Jamaica, the land we love, the best place to live, raise a family and do business in.
Ten Factors for a Healthy SME Ecosystem
How the AFFP Pivoted
We saw the devastating impact COVID-19 had on people and businesses. It made us realized we had to adapt quickly. We came up with a plan that worked for us and that you can use to adapt your own businesses to life during and after the pandemic.
Strategic Partnerships for the Future
The success of this effort is largely dependent on the continued support of the key stakeholders in this venture.
Jamaica Bankers Association
The MSME Alliance
Jamaica Chamber of Commerce
Development Bank of Jamaica Limited
Jamaica Business Development Corporation
Jamaica Co-operative Credit Unions League
Small Business Association of Jamaica
Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries
Jamaica Micro-Financing Association
Jamaica Association of Micro-Financing
Jamaica Manufacturers and Exportation Association
Signed. Sealed. Delivering.
The declaration of intent which was signed brings together our commitment to deliver progress to the MSMEs of Jamaica.
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