MSME Business Acceleration

MBA — MSME BUSINESS ACCELERATION aims at fast-tracking the growth and productivity of MSMEs in Ghana with a strong focus on women-owned and women-led enterprises. It will address the barriers and challenges that women entrepreneurs face in relation to productivity & quality, access to market, and access to finance.

Key Elements

The MSME Business Acceleration component of Young Africa Works seeks to achieve business growth and sustainability using 3 different but interlinked interventions:

  • Access to Market: Use of digitized tools and aggregators to accelerate the growth and expansion of women-owned businesses and thereby increase their potential for job creation.
  • Productivity and Quality Improvement: NBSSI will leverage on existing programs such as Kaizen to provide the necessary BDS and regulatory support to MSMEs.
  • Access to Finance: Through partnerships with financial institutions, NBSSI will develop specific products for MSMEs to improve their chances of accessing finance to grow their operations.

Who Can Apply

  • Women-owned and/or women-led MSMEs in Ghana
  • Business must have been in operation for at least one year


  • Completed application form
  • ID Card
  • Passport Picture

Target Participants

Target participants for women-owned or women-led MSMEs with the highest growth and job creation potential.