Business Service Providers

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While a range of for-profit professional service providers endeavor to serve the local market, a number of challenges prevent Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) from leveraging these services:
While a range of for-profit professional service providers endeavor to serve the local market, a number of challenges prevent Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs) from leveraging these services:

  • Poor visibility. Primarily, the lack of visibility of service providers’ offerings means that most entrepreneurs are unaware of the support available to them and do not know where to access information or advice to address the challenges they face.
  • High cost. Most SGBs cannot afford the services offered by for-profit business providers, which remain de facto restricted to medium and large businesses.
  • Limited to Freetown. While broad in scope, the professional services available in Sierra Leone are centralized in Freetown and inaccessible to ventures operating outside of the capital.
  • Unproven value. Entrepreneurs are reluctant to invest in trialing services where the added value to the business hasn’t been proven or demonstrated to them.

To connect businesses and service providers, SOBA has compiled a listing of introductory offers from service providers and a database of SGBs looking for support.

Are you an business that wants to find business support in Sierra Leone?

Checkout the Service Provider directory

Are you a service provider that want to find businesses in Sierra Leone?

Check out the SGB (Small & Growing Business) Database