What are the benefits of
working with Grow Movement?
“I feel more people, especially young entrepreneurs in Uganda need to know about the Grow scheme, its value and also get inspired to embrace it.”
Thomas Ssemalkula, CEO Brave East Africa
“Grow helped me understand my operations better, take the right decision for my next most profitable venture and I realised the importance of keeping accurate records for the business.”
Edward Kigongo, CEO Ken Paper EA Ltd, Uganda
Grow volunteer consultants are
very experienced, professional business people who would like to share their skills. Working with them will help to improve your business, increase profitability and create new jobs in your community.
Your volunteer consultant can help with
marketing, financial management, operations and your business model. Even if they have never visited your country, they are still able to help you with your business.
What are the requirements?
Grow Movement interviews all potential entrepreneurs. Dedication, motivation and ambition are key to your success.
Fluent in English or French
Based in Uganda, Rwanda or Malawi
Able to access skype or a mobile phone
Dedicated to improving your business
Being open and honest with your consultant
Committed to completing all the sessions with your consultant
Being on time and completing assignments for the program
After applying to Grow Movement, you will be interviewed by a local Grow Representative. They will then match you to a Grow Volunteer Consultant. Your volunteer consultant will be an experienced business professional and they could be based anywhere in the world!
Over a 3 to 6 month period, you will have 12 consultancy sessions over the phone or Skype. You can also email your Grow consultant in between sessions with any questions. Your volunteer consultant will contact you via phone to organise your first session. Each session will last approximately for one hour.
The sessions are split into stages:
Stage 1: Understanding the business (3 sessions)
The first three sessions are for your VC to understand you and your business. You will need to share some financial information with them. At the end of these sessions, you will decide on an area of your business to improve – this might be marketing, financial management or strategy.
Stage 2: Delivering on a key objective (9 sessions)
During the following nine sessions you will work on improving this business area. You may be asked to complete assignments. Please let your VC know if you are not clear on what to do. During this time, you will have a Grow representative who will answer any questions and ensure that your sessions stay on track to be completed within six months.
Impact Assessment: Evaluating the benefit (6 months after Stage 2 completion)
At the end of 12 sessions, you will have delivered a key objective that will improve one area of your business. Six months after the end of your project, your Grow representative will be in contact to record the impacts that working with Grow Movement has had on your business. Please make time to share your experience.
Apply to work with a Grow Movement Volunteer Consultant and improve your business