SME Relies on SMI-L Services to Train Staff and Form Business Connections

Athanase K. Kintiga and his wife, Augusta Davis, started their restaurant, Eden Park Cafeteria & Catering Services (Eden Park), in 2012 in Gbarnga, Bong County. Mr. Kintig... More

SME Links to Concession Supply Chain with Support from SMI-L

Extractive companies have long been active in Liberia, but incorporating local companies into their supply chains has been difficult for both buyers and suppliers. Local small... More
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How Joint Ventures Lead to Contracts for Liberian SMEs

  Lebbie S. Fallah (pictured at right) started his business as a partnership called Kingdom Business Inc. in 2007, initially selling rice and cement. One year later Falla... More
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Laying the Foundations for Social Entrepreneurship in Liberia

At Building Markets in Liberia we believe that job creation can be a powerful tool for peace. Increased employment decreases poverty, and many argue that countries with lower ... More
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Building Markets Liberia Takes its Show on the Road

After driving for two hours on the paved road to Buchanan, the trip to Sinoe County cuts through the jungle along a red, rutted road. Between stretches of deep green foliage a... More
Building Markets Training Manager, Kula Thompson-Williams, delivers a training session.

Exciting Developments for Building Markets Liberia

Since 2011, Building Markets has implemented the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Sustainable Marketplace Initiative-Liberia (SMI-L). Initially s... More
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What Can the Mining Sector Do for Liberia?

A new report by Building Markets, called “Leaving a Trace: The Potential Economic Impacts of Mining in Liberia,” is the nation’s first in-depth mining sector overview re... More
P.S. Moneyman King at the 2013 MSME Conference & Trade Fair.

Building Markets’ Services Work, Just Ask Covenant Ventures

Building Markets works regularly with hundreds of businesses with varying degrees of business acumen. A few stand out above the rest, one of which is Covenant Ventures Corpora... More

SMI-L Advanced Bid Compilation Training Facilitates Over $6.8 Million in Contracts

One of the primary obstacles Liberian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face when competing for contracts is assembling a complete and effective bid document. Bid docu... More
SMI-L's 2014 Market Overview Report

Taking Stock of Liberia’s Economy

The report uses data collected through a combination of secondary source reviews and surveys to share highlights on the status and outlook of the Liberian marketplace. Primary... More

When a Simple SMS Leads to a Big Contract

Ruth Coker Collins is changing the civil engineering landscape in Liberia. After the civil war ended in 2003, a US Embassy scholarship allowed her to study civil engineering a... More
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Building Markets Events Result in Business Matches

Yei Gwilkolo began her business center of the same name in 2004 by selling oranges and roasted corn, but she wanted to do more. Using savings and rent from one of the apartme... More

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