Business clubs mid-year review and way forward
Momentum of the BC activities still building gradually, from recruitment in quarter one now with new members approved in quarter two it was time to have the activities kicked-off and have services delivered to members. Activities in a Business Club aim at having members meet, share their experiences, link, learn, support and make business deals.
In the quarter under review activities were mainly characterized by learning and sharing experiences. This was through meetings with guest speaker experts and B2B Company visits with over 25 meetings and visits conducted in the quarter 2. In Tanzania and Kenya guest speakers on certification and standards were able to talk to members on the role of standardization, quality assurance and market penetration. Members were also able to share challenges faced on this issue and the speakers the necessary advice and contacts on how to address them.
BC meetings further had experts sharing on technology and innovation in business as key aspects for growth in Tanzania. Similarly members were able to learn about the need for agricultural and life insurance, why expertise is key to help in improving business and how PUM experts can be accessed at minimal cost for the entrepreneur.
The company visits did not only provide for learning but were also inspirational to members as company owners shared the journey of the business, challenges, what works in terms of technology and business partnerships. One of the recommendations made was for AAA to continue facilitating the process of having business done across the member countries and clear documentation of the success stories.
As we move in the next half of the year, members are still very enthusiastic about BCs services offered and the challenge is for them to keep up the will to realize their dreams by being part of the AAA networking platform.