Enterprise Development and Business Support Services

The Enterprise Development and Business Support Services as a department is responsible for the development and implementation of business development strategies and vocational training that support the growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises - MSMEs. The Department designs and implements effective Entrepreneurial Development and skills training aimed at fostering economic prosperity thereby realizing Accord’s global vision of a wide spread of economic prosperity.

The EDBSS is primarily focused at providing world-class business initiatives and innovations that guarantee sustainable means of livelihood for the rural poor and disadvantaged urban centres through the application of acquired skills training and small scale enterprise development. The Department is also poised at improving agricultural opportunities for the rural poor to realize their potentials through the creation and development of agribusinesses.


  • To be a Resource hub for Skills training, business incubation and mentorship by assisting businesses develop skills and resources necessary for profit optimization.
  • To provide market linkages for MSMEs across market frontiers and also stimulate income generating potentials in agribusinesses.
  • To facilitate and guarantee credit to Start-ups and existing Entrepreneurs.
  • To collaborate with relevant MDAs of Government to give policy direction to Business Enterprises as well as seeking partnerships with Local and International Development Organizations for technical support and grants for specific interventions.
  • Deployment of IT Business Applications to create business linkages.


  • Vocational training programme
  •  Agricultural vocational training
  •  Support for Women in Micro Enterprises
  •  Business development training (smart)
  • Micro-business survey / development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Small and Medium Enterprises Application implementations

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Accord for Development specializes in the provision of sustainable development initiatives in rural marginal communities as well as in disadvantaged urban centers.

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House 1, Close B Fubara Anga Street, Off Odili Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

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