Business Development Services

Zantchito is delivering a targeted training programme on entrepreneurship development to BDS providers (both individuals and companies) to improve the capacity to deliver growth-focused services to start-ups and MSEs on a commercially sustainable basis. Zantchito also engages selected BDS providers to deliver services to idea-stage entrepreneurs that are receiving incubation support in selected incubators across Malawi.

Current Partners

Umodzi Consulting Ltd.

UMODZI is a Malawian led professional team of consultants that aims to help build the capacity, performance and viability of private enterprises in Malawi through the development and application of local business consultancy skills. Umodzi currently specialises in business incubation and acceleration support that uses mentorship and coaching approaches to grow businesses.

Equip Consulting Group

Equip offers tailor-made management, data and capacity development solutions that prepare organisations and individuals to adapt to the changing nature of work. Equip conducts training and capacity building programmes as well as delivering  tailored BDS to both early stage and accelerator ready enterprises.

Centre for Development management (CDM) consulting & Learning Services

The CDM is a registered private partner consulting and learning centre offering policy and technical advice, business development, capacity building and strategic development management services across a range of sectors.

Kirk Agribusiness Development Centre

Kirk is a Malawian led professional agribusiness company that provides market-led business development services to corporate clients, NGOs, SMEs and farmers. Kirk combines BDS provision with practical business internships to provide both theoretical and hands-on experiences in business operations. 

LAPE Consultants Ltd.

LAPE is a private consulting, training and research firm that undertakes consulting, research and training services across economics, business and financial related issues. The company has specialism in the agri-business sector. LAPE’s core service provision is business plan development, financial management, and market linkages. 

Institute for Sustainable Entrepreneurship Development (ISED)

ISED is a youth focussed BDS provider based in Nkhata Bay. Its main services include business plan development, and financial and market linkage services, via its connections to local youth networks and local TEVET institutions. ISED uses BDS as a tool to encourage youth to consider acquiring vocational skills and form small businesses.

Mzuzu University Tourism and Incubation Centre

The MZUNI Tourism and Incubation Centre was established to provide market-responsive solutions to address the performance gaps that exist in the tourism and hospitality industry. The centre provides support to help develop the business ideas of graduates requiring support to develop their business concepts. The centre delivers targeted BDS using the pool of experts in the different faculties of the University.


Grandson and Blair is a team of consultants with a wide range of business experience including agribusiness. Grandson and Blair initially specialised in BDS services such as assisting in the business registration process, development of business plans, preparing financial statements for MSMEs, preparing tax returns and helping businesses obtain tax clearance certificates, but has evolved to include the targeted training, coaching and mentoring of entrepreneurs.


Synergy offers BDS to early-stage businesses with a predominant focus on the agricultural sector. The company takes businesses through an entrepreneurship journey where they assess their needs, gaps, and growth plans, and develop strategies on how to implement the growth plans while offering coaching and mentorship along the way. Business plan development and pitch deck crafting is an integral part of the services Synergy offers to prepare businesses for investment.

An opportunity for Business Development Services (BDS) providers in Malawi.

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Training Programme For BDS Providers

BDS providers in Malawi, both individuals and companies, Zantchito Entrepreneurship wants you. Here is the opportunity to build your capacity on entrepreneurship development.

To register your interest in participating in our training programme for BDS providers, please contact us directly.

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Expected Results

BDS providers supported by the programme gain the skills and capacity to deliver services through a standardised framework of entrepreneurship training
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