When Dalia (left) launched InHouse Print in El Salvador, her offset and digital printing services were in high demand. Then she reached a plateau.
Enter Bpeace. We diagnosed Dalia’s growth barriers and matched her with three Skillanthropists. Angela Scalpello (right) worked with Dalia to develop and implement an HR program that raised expectations for employees, while still maintaining Dalia’s commitment to “nice” in the workplace. Two other Skillanthropists helped Dalia develop a sales strategy and fine-tune her production processes.
Today, Dalia has grown the number of employees by 107%, improved quality, and increased production capacity by 300%. And InHouse Print is still a “nice” place to work.
In collaboration with Endeavor Lebanon, Bpeace is advising Lebanese businesses, providing tailored consulting to scale and accelerate innovation, growth and job creation. These entrepreneurs are transforming their communities, creating quality jobs in Lebanon, and inspiring future generations of founders. With Dutch NGO SPARK, Bpeace is mentoring nearly 20 young women, the majority of whom are Syrian refugees attending college on scholarship in Lebanon. The large influx of Syrian refugees escaping violence has increased the workforce in Lebanon by approximately 50%, resulting in unemployment rates reaching 20% among Lebanese and refugees alike.
Even as Guatemala begins to stabilize, violence and extortion by gangs are still key issues. Gang-related violence is an important factor prompting people, including unaccompanied youth, to leave the country. The portfolio of businesses our Skillanthropists advise is concentrated in the food processing, technology, manufacturing and services industries.
El Salvador remains one of the deadliest countries in the world outside war zones. Turf wars between gangs drive violence and perpetuate inequality and insecurity. In partnership with USAID, Bpeace Skillanthropists are advising significant job creators in the following sectors: technology, pharmaceuticals, medical, construction, and warehousing and logistics services.
The Business Council for Peace has delivered:
Creating sustainable impact:
Thunderbird for Good
3D Consulting (Afghanistan)
Technoserve (El Salvador)
Fusades (El Salvador)
Cámara de Comercio e Industria de El Salvador
Voces Vitales (El Salvador)