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Small Business Development in Emerging Economies │Maastricht School of Management Small Business Development in Emerging Economies

Putting knowledge into Practice

To assist you and your organisation in implementing the knowledge and insights gained from the Short Executive Programme on Small Business Development in Emerging Economies, we offer a consultancy package. With this package, we help you translate the newly gained insights into practical strategies and actions within your respective contexts. It includes tailored consultancy activities conducted by MSM’s specialized consultants in collaboration with a knowledge partner at your location.

The consultancy package aims to deliver two primary results: (1) business organisational development, focusing on enhancing the capabilities and performance of your organisation, and (2) the creation of a sectoral plan, such as a cluster or value chain development strategy.

Value Proposition
This program not only provides up-to-date factual and practical knowledge about private sector development but also offers personalized advice on how to apply this knowledge effectively. The consultancy services are tailored to address the specific needs of your organisation, region, or sector, ensuring that the strategies developed are both relevant and actionable.

  • Initial Consultation Meeting: Needs Assessment:
  • Scheduled one-on-one or group meetings with participants to understand their specific challenges, goals, and contexts.
  • Discussion on how to tailor the consultancy programme to address individual and/or organisational needs.
  • Discuss the preferred format (hybrid, online, face-to-face, or a combination of two/three formats).
  • Identification of key areas for improvement and potential projects to focus on.
  • Discuss accessing finance or funding.

Development of Custom-Made Action Plan (Objectives, Strategies, and Timelines):

  • Define measurable outcomes and KPIs to track progress.
  • Collaboratively set realistic targets and milestones.
  • Provide support and guidance from MSM and/or a collaborative knowledge partner on location.

Regular Follow-Up Meetings to Provide Guidance, Support, and Feedback on Implementation/Action Plan:

  • Address any challenges or obstacles and adjust the strategy if needed.
  • Offer resources, tools, and best practices to support successful implementation.

For more information, please contact us via msm-executiveprogrammes@maastrichtuniversity.nl.