Leveraging our extensive business dataset, we can produce detailed loan and investee profiles that meet your economic and impact criteria and make direct introductions to SMEs of interest. While not as detailed, you can also search our up-to-date online business directory by sector, location, good/service, size and ownership.
Using our SME diagnostic tool, we assess the investment and credit readiness of high-impact SMEs. Once a gap analysis is performed, Building Markets offers one-on-one assistance to businesses that can support the success of their applications. This includes, for example, writing business plans, tailoring applications and pitches to highlight the strengths of a business, and supporting SMEs in obtaining audited financials.
Building Markets provides finance training that promotes best business practices, including covering the basics of credit and financial management as well as exploring more in-depth topics that address specific skills relevant to the success and growth of a SME.
Building Markets directly connects SMEs to various financial Instruments, including partial credit guarantees, which leads to higher approval rates and better terms.
Building Markets collaborates with traditional and participation banks, impact and angel investors, and other financial institutions to develop innovative products that fit the needs of the SME client base and offset the rest for financial providers (e.g. invoice factoring).
Global poverty is rising for the first time in decades, but access to economic opportunity can help families build thriving lives. Responding to the urgency of this moment, a group of generous donors will match every dollar up to $100,000 raised through December 31, 2022. Your gift will enable Building Markets to adapt and scale our programs to reach more small businesses creating critical jobs around the world.
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