The problem of creating a business in Senegal, despite a continuous improvement in the business environment, is still topical. An even more debated issue concerns the creation of businesses by the diaspora. What arrangements are in place in the continent to facilitate diaspora entrepreneurship.
The problem of an unfavorable setting for business creation in Senegal
There are several constraints in setting up a business in Senegal. Whether in the multitude of formalities, the redundancy of information, the need to travel for filing applications, complex procedures before obtaining authorizations, congestion at the service level and finally the non-harmonization of procedures. This hampers entrepreneurship at the local level and promotes the informal. Thus, when we take into account African sociology with a low school enrollment rate, it is difficult to qualify the situation as conducive to the promotion of entrepreneurship. All these procedures then become constraints and push entrepreneurs to develop their activities in the informal sector. If this situation poses a problem at the national level, what about the diaspora which today represents a great potential for investment?
A digital solution: Orbus Entreprises
“Orbus entreprises” is an initiative to dematerialize the procedures for setting up businesses in Senegal. It would have created around 500 companies, says Mr. Mountaga Sy, general manager of Apix. This project was implemented with the collaboration of Gainde 2000, an actor in the dematerialization of procedures in Senegal, Apix and the relevant administrations. This initiative is part of the improvement of the business climate in Senegal.
The following services are integrated: E-signature, E-archiving, E-payment, E-document. Basically everything seems to have been digitalized. What a boon for people in the diaspora! they can start their own business online. But while remaining in collaboration with the CIES.
The Chamber of European Investors in Senegal
The CIES aims to promote European investments in Senegal. It is an apolitical structure which aims to provide the right information and to be an interface between so-called investors, administrations and the State. in view of the information challenge with regard to business creation and its environment, this initiative enables Europeans, including the African diaspora, to develop business projects elsewhere in Africa. And this without worrying about administrative paperwork while having all the necessary information and expertise.
The CIES has established partnerships with Apix, the European Union and the French Consulate General which allow:
Improving the business climate
The promotion of European investments
Access to information
Strengthening ties of belonging to the diaspora
Facilitation of procedures
This organization benefits from a high visibility and a wide range of services which concern: a connection with the 167 members, a digital solution for all that relates to documentation, a database concerning job searches, expertise of former members to overcome the challenge of information, sectoral commissions (communication, land, tax and customs, fight against unfair competition, security of investments among others).
Several initiatives have been implemented and welcomed. Today, they facilitate entrepreneurship in Africa globally. The case of Senegal today is a lever and a reference for other countries on the continent.
read more: https://www.afrikatech.com/start-business/african-startups-to-storm-the-world/
Others: http://www.creationd Firm.sn/les-formalites-de-creation
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