General business technical assistance and consulting
This covers advice and assistance with basic and practical functions, coaching, problem diagnosis, customised solutions and implementation assistance, e.g., allowing a seasoned mentor or skilled consultant to review your business performance to maximise on opportunities or resolve problems.
Specialist technical assistance and consulting
This includes specialised assistance with specific management functions such as budgeting, marketing, credit control, cash flow management, accounting, and taxation. It may include improving business performance through ISO certification or even HACCP compliance for those businesses exporting products abroad.
Sectoral technical assistance and consulting
This is industry specific assistance involving support with expertise in the sector, e.g., manufacturing, hospitality, transport, or construction.
This is for business owners experiencing difficulty in their businesses and assistance would be for turning the business around to profitability, usually through a mentor or independent consultant.
Training of any employees of a portfolio company
Assistance provided involves training staff in the business, either through group or one-on-one sessions with the view to enhancing capacity, e.g., training for optimum use of plant and equipment, maximising efficiency or even specific software programme training.