BY AMBROSE GAHENE
GO FOR GOLD is the enabler and partner for businesses and individuals seeking growth and advancement in different areas.
From the corner bakery to the local fashion designer, service providers and entrepreneurs in numerous other sectors, the small business segment WORLDWIDE was hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, which was further fuelled by the rapid acceleration of digital transformation and e-commerce.
To support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in navigating this journey, Goldmine Finance has launched GO FOR GOLD – The Entrepreneurs Information Platform – a digital platform that puts together a range of world-class information and business resources to help small businesses learn and thrive.
The GO FOR GOLD platform is also geared towards enabling and partnering with brands and individuals looking to achieve their dreams. Whether it’s career advancement, or business growth- GO FOR GOLD provides the people with the financial boosting they need to go higher and reach wider.
In 2020, the “world lockdown” created new challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs, new companies were started, there was an immense response to change, individuals chose pivoting rather than digging in their heels, and opportunities were seen in places where others see roadblocks.
However, one thing has certainly come out – small businesses have proven resilient in crisis.
Now with the launch of ‘GO FOR GOLD, Goldmine Finance wants to empower small businesses with insights, tools, information, profiles and knowledge as well as the finances to help entrepreneurs run their enterprises more efficiently and successfully.
“Small businesses are the backbone of many communities and entrepreneurship is increasingly seen as a key to economic growth, particularly in Africa where there is an expectancy that African entrepreneurs will drive the next digital revolution and that intra-Africa trade will drive financial growth within the African continent.
Because of this, businesses need to look towards building experiential platforms or products that enable other entrepreneurs and future customers/consumers to build their own businesses. It is important to ensure that entrepreneurs and small business owners have access to educational resources, insights, tools, and solutions to thrive.
GO FOR GOLD is Goldmine Finance’s effort to assist small business owners to develop concepts and continually manage and grow their businesses,” said Lungi Koni Marketing Advisor at Goldmine Finance.
“All small business owners and entrepreneurs with growth ambitions, should join GO FOR GOLD by Goldmine Finance. Particularly now that digital presence and operations are even more essential than pre- COVID19. GO FOR GOLD will help SME owners to address the fast-changing business operations and customer expectations.
Through GO FOR GOLD we want to support our country’s existing business owners and inspire the next generation and show young Ugandans how entrepreneurs can transform societies through highly relevant entrepreneurship and business information principles,” said Allan Tayebwa, CEO of Goldmine Finance.
The GO FOR GOLD entrepreneur platform features Uganda’s seasoned entrepreneurs who share their stories and learnings in easy-to-learn steps to help the entrepreneur in becoming successful. From starting to growing, branding, and marketing your business – and everything in-between – these local entrepreneurs share their recipes on all the aspects of being a successful entrepreneur.
The GO FOR GOLD platform also provides business owners and entrepreneurs with quick and easy access to financing as and when they need it.
It provides quick growth and expansion opportunities by allowing businesses and individuals to take loans out when they need them in order to finance their growth or advancement dreams at both the business level and a personal level.
Established in 2011 as a money lending institution, Goldmine went on to become a tier IV Microfinance institution in 2017.
From offering their services to a limited clientele of known individuals and companies, they expanded to include the general public. Through referrals and positive recommendations, their client portfolio continues to grow year on year.
Goldmine firmly believes that the potential for development is not just in the monetary aspect of the loan process but also in the sharing of knowledge to empower their clients to become more literate, self-reliant, and to manage their finances better, and has applied this philosophy for many years.
Goldmine has contributed to the success of many businesses in the sectors of Real Estate, Money Lending and Trading. However, their service offering is open to all who are looking to improving their personal and professional quality of life.