Friday, February 22, 2019

ZimConnect Module

Business Development

  1. Identify entrepreneurship and business management training requirements;
  2. Conduct and facilitate entrepreneurship and business management training;
  3. Provide business advisory and support services;
  4. Identify and link SMEs to both local and external markets;
  5. Facilitate formation and strengthening of clusters and associations;
  6. Promote and strengthen enterprise culture;
  7. Design and manage a database of SMEs service providers;
  8. Facilitate linkages between large enterprises, SMEs and Cooperatives;
  9. Facilitate the provision of appropriate infrastructure and work space for SMEs and Cooperatives; and
  10. Facilitate HIV and AIDS training for SMEs.
  11. Monitor the implementation of policies for SMEs and Cooperative development.
  12. Coordinate the development and review of strategic plans for the development of SMEs and Cooperatives.
  13. Conduct research on SMEs and Cooperatives.
  14. Develop and maintain an up-to-date databank on SMEs and Cooperatives.
  15. Identify and review prohibitive laws and regulations;
  16. Develop an enabling legal and regulatory framework; and
  17. Design and lobby for the provision of incentives that promote growth of SMEs and Cooperatives.

 

         COOPERATIVES DEVELOPMENT

  1. Encourage the formation of societies in all sectors of the economy and to promote their efficiency.
  2. Carry out educational and training programmes for officers, members and staff of societies.
  3. Raise the level of general and technical knowledge of officers, members and staff of societies, through the supply of information and educational materials.
  4. Encourage and assist in the proper utilization, accounting and management of the funds of societies;
  5. Administer the Cooperative Act (Chapter 24:05.
  6. Monitor the activities of societies.
  7. Monitor the implementation of policies for SMEs and Cooperative development.
  8. Coordinate the development and review of strategic plans for the development of SMEs and Cooperatives.
  9. Conduct research on SMEs and Cooperatives.
  10. Develop and maintain an up-to-date databank on SMEs and Cooperatives.
  11. Identify and review prohibitive laws and regulations;
  12. Develop an enabling legal and regulatory framework; and

     Design and lobby for the provision of incentives that promote growth of SMEs and Cooperatives

 

        RESOURCE AND PROJECTS MOBILISATION

  1. Develop innovative resource mobilization strategies.
  2. Mobilize resources and facilitate funding of SMEs and Cooperatives.
  3. Provide guidelines for the design of project proposals.
  4. Appraise projects for funding and implementation.
  5. Promote and coordinate innovative financing schemes for SMEs and Cooperative development.
  6. Supervise, monitor and evaluate the implementation of projects, programmes and funding schemes.