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BEDCO calls entrepreneurs to register for 2019 expo

Oct. 31, 2019 2 min read

MASERU - With the 2019 Entrepreneurship Expo just around the corner, commencing on November 18 in Maseru, the Basotho Enterprise Development Corporation (BEDCO) has called on entrepreneurs to register their stalls in order to partake at the panel discussions and up-skilling activities.

According to information from the Corporation, over 200 entrepreneurs are expected to exhibit their products at the expo which will provide a platform for local products to be promoted and be exposed to the market, while also giving opportunity to entrepreneurs to up-skill and engage on issues affecting their businesses.This year's Entrepreneurs Expo is scheduled for November 18-22 at the Maseru Mall during the Entrepreneurship Week, whereby the event will focus on manufacturing, tourism and agriculture.

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Interested entrepreneurs are therefore encouraged to visit BEDCO offices or fill an online form by following the link provided on the corporation's Facebook page or seek assistance from The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN).
The expo which has been organised since 2016 is part of the market access interventions of BEDCO and TEN to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). 

It is aimed at unlocking the market access for the MSMEs products and services. It is also expected to create a platform for them to network among themselves and with their potential clients. The Expo is further aimed at demonstrating the value of the private sector in the economic development of the country as its 'engine-room'. It will also be used as a platform for youth empowerment.
BEDCO is a private sector development agency of Lesotho, which contributes to the economic development of Lesotho through growth of entrepreneurship. It has been in existence for the last 38 years since its inception in 1980. It has helped in the promotion of indigenous Basotho-owned enterprises and has helped many start, operate and graduate to become medium and large enterprises.

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