"For us and many other traders, if we had not made enough partnerships with overseas bodies like the East African Trade and Investment Hub as well as the US National Business League while at the [Global Entrepreneurship Summit], we would be challenged at the moment," said Mr Kittony - quoted in a December 29 Daily Nation article.
The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Nairobi sparked a new ray of hope for entrepreneurs in the country. One of the main challenges faced by entrepreneurs in Kenya, and the larger East Africa, is access to finance. The Hub and its partners have hosted small and medium-sized enterprises(SME)-focused events and workshops throughout 2015 to help provide solutions to this problem. The Hub also provides transaction advisory services and trade promotion support to help SMEs find the resources and connections they need to succeed. Visit our website www.eatradehub.org to find out more about how the Hub supports entrepreneurs.
Looking forward to 2016, the Hub aims to accelerate this work, bringing new solutions to the market that will boost investment, spur intra-regional and export trade, and create jobs.