Start-Up SME Centres (SSC) Ghana
SSC Ghana is member of Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI)
Start-Up SME Centres (SSC) Ghana Ltd facilitates Capacity and Capital for Farmers, Cooperatives, Start-Ups and SMEs in Agribusiness, Manufacturing, Technology, Services, Green Economy, Landscapes, Forests, Sustainability and Climate Impacts.
Start-Ups and SMEs are very much interrelated. It is Start-Ups that end up being SMEs, and all SMEs begin as Start-Ups, going through early stage to growth trajectory to become SMEs/or Big Companies. 80 % of Ghana’s economy is the informal sector (GSS, 2017). This is the sector in which SMEs are found. SMEs in Ghana have been noted to provide about 85% of manufacturing employment of Ghana. They are also believed to contribute about 70% to Ghana’s GDP. They represent about 80% of the private sector and account for about 92% of businesses in Ghana (Abor Quartey2010; Abor Biekpe ,2006). In view of the fact that SMEs make up a big proportion of the firms in Ghana, they play an important role in the growth of the economy. Notwithstanding the recognition of the important roles SMEs play in Ghana, their development is largely constrained a number of factors, such as lack of access to appropriate technology; limited access to international markets, the existence of laws, regulations and rules that impede the development of the sector; weak institutional capacity, lack of management skills and training, and most importantly finance. (AborQuartey,2010).
In view of the fact that SMEs make up a big proportion of the firms in Ghana, they play an important role in the growth of the economy.