2018 Small Business Forum
The Foretia Foundation is pleased to inform you that we will be organizing the 2018 Small Business Forum in Yaoundé at Maison Provincial Centre D`Accueil Mvolye on September 19thprecisely at 9:00 a.m. This forum comes up not only to present the business landscape in Cameroon but also, highlight the challenges small businesses face and how these setbacks could be overcome.
Businesses thrive in countries with significant economic freedoms and according to the 2017 Economic Freedom Report published by the Fraser Institute, Cameroon’s economy is classified as least free for businesses to thrive. Reason why, the regulatory framework that allows innovation and Small and Medium Size Enterprise (SMEs)growth must be addressed in order for SMEs to grow and create jobs. Pertinent questions such as how can we create a conducive environment to enable businesses to thrive, why SMEs in the formal sector pay close to 57 percent in taxes, how can the legal system be improved to ensure a respect of property rights and the enforcement of contracts will be dissected in a hall full of businesspersons, tax advisors, legal and financial consultants amongst others. This rich and interesting forum will be handled by two panels consisting of erudite keynote speakers who will examine how to overcome regulatory challenges, reforms to boost SMEs amongst other pertinent issues.
Due to the hostile business environment in Cameroon and the challenges most of these SMEs face, it is our hope that you find this interesting and make time out off your busy schedule to attend this event. Worthy of note is the fact that, this event is FREE to members who have registered in the SBEC network. However, this event is strictly on invitation so kindly confirm your attendance by reaching out to us through the email; [email protected]or call us through the number (+237) 698 645 524/653 782 581/2223 11584
We look forward to meeting you at the event.
Thanks for your continuous support
The Foretia team