Who We Are
The RBDC is a dedicated Business Development Centre. It is an initiative as part of the regeneration of rural economies, development of green rural economy and rural poverty reduction.
The Centre is designed to play an active role in supporting the development of new businesses to support and diversify the local economy. The Centre offers a one-stop shop facility for advice and guidance for people who wish to improve their businesses. The centre was built with the assistance of Lok Sanjh Foundation.
Based at the centre are staff members that support and deliver several new programs currently established in the Centre.
- Gur Khas
- Kato Rani
- Organic Cotton
- Rural Business Grants
- Sisal Research and Development Programme
- Business Support and Capacity Building
The Centre provides information on numerous grant and business development programs that can support new and existing businesses. If required, appointments can be made for advisors to meet with clients to develop new ideas or to assist with solutions and provide support to current businesses.
Who Can Use The Centre?
The Centre is open to all new and established farm and rural business in Pakistan. Strong agricultural and rural business base is being developed in many regions and farmers and farm businesses do need support in organizing new businesses. However, there are many other businesses ranging from light industries, food processing and an expanding service industry operating in the county and all are welcome at the centre.
Support for existing businesses is available at the centre with up to date information available on grant and support packages available. If you wish to expand, diversify or are looking at ways to consolidate your current business the centre can assist.
Young and New Businesses
The centre welcomes anyone who wishes to start a new business from the young to the not so young, there are programs, which can help all establish and fulfill their aspirations. Young Businesses are also linked to the Federal and Provincial business loans programmes.
Capacity Building of New Businesses
RBDC runs regular capacity building training programmes that help new business entrepreneurs develop feasibilities and business plans.
Rural Business Incubation Centre
A Rural Business Incubation Centre (R-BIC) has been developed to support the rural businesses, rural business stakeholders and offer services to enhance linkages among stakeholders.
Rural Business Development Consultants (Pvt) Limited.
In order to sustain the RBDC activities, a private business consultancy service has been launched that offers training, research and business development support services to NGOs and other small businesses.