MARKETING RESEARCH

Knowledge of specific market information is essential for companies looking to successfully expand their product into Ghana.

We collect and prepare crucial information needed to assess just how competitive your products or services are in the local market by offering a detailed market study.
In this process, we analyze the current market situation in Ghana, paying particular attention to information available on the competition, structures in place for distribution and on how to create a demand for specific products or services. This facilitates the ability to specifically assess the marketing and sales opportunities available for your products. The results of a study will include detailed information pertaining to:

  • Market size and market development
    •  The number of direct competitors, their size, and their places of operation
    •    Information on potential distribution partners
    •    Product requirements specific to the Ghanaian market

We also pool information from associations, government agencies and directly from market players themselves.  Once a market study has been completed, we offer additional options as a part of our integrative range of services such as Business Partner Search or Business Representation Services to facilitate your entry into the market.

ORIENTATION TRIP

The Orientation Trip is designed for company representatives who want to get to know the local markets during a short stay. Upon your arrival in Accra everything will be sorted. We arrange for you to meet the right partners, we plan your schedule, your transport and we solve all other administrative issues. Your sole task is to focus on your capacities. We will take care of everything else for you. The service includes the following modules:

Travel preparation:
•    Design of travel program depending on your wishes
•    Information material

Travel services:

  • Identify hotel options
  • Arrange for local transport logistics
  • Arrangement of meetings to which we will accompany you
  • Visiting of different major projects

Hotel accommodation at competitive rates can be obtained upon request.

INCORPORATION SERVICES

Berham Consult assists companies with incorporating branches and subsidiaries in the Ghana.
Experience shows that companies selling goods and services through branches and subsidiaries in Ghana are more successful in establishing a market presence than those simply exporting goods and services via independent importers or agents.
Ghanaian consumers and business partners associate a Ghanaian based company with quality and reliability of both goods and services as well as business experience. By registering a branch or subsidiary in Ghana, your companies can build trust and enhance brand image.
Thorough preparation and careful consideration are mandatory for a successful incorporation. Failures are usually not grounded in the business idea itself, but in insufficient information and preparation. To avoid those pitfalls, we can assist you in choosing the appropriate company type and with the registration process with the Ghanaian authorities. In addition, we can advise you on visa-related or employment issues connected with the incorporation.

SITE SELECTION SERVICE

Choosing the right location is essential for your company’s success and for its future development. Especially while expanding to new locations abroad, Berham Consult is your competent and reliable partner.

Experience our Site Selection Service and we will support you all the way from the initial idea of searching for a location to making the final decision.
We will connect you to adequate local partners and will make sure that you will receive the proper support in Ghana necessary to make the right decision.

BUSINESS REPRESENTATION 

Often, the key to a company’s long-term success in the Ghanaian market is its local presence. However, the costs of establishing a company’s place of business can add up relatively quickly. In order reduce your financial risk, we offer you our Business Representation Services.
As your supporting team in Ghana, we take incoming calls and deal with business correspondence on your behalf. The business representation includes:
•    a Ghanaian mailing address in Accra
•    a Ghanaian phone and fax number
•    .com.gh internet domain and email addresses

 .     Managing of incoming/outgoing correspondence and answering of calls on your behalf.

Our additional service modules include:
•    HR services
•    support with setting up a subsidiary in Ghana

 

CORPORATE SECRETARIAL SERVICES

Berham consult offers Secretarial Services* through our qualified lawyers for both new and existing companies. Services such as arranging meetings and taking notes for minutes purposes, creation and maintenance of statutory registers, issue of share certificates, filling of notices regarding appointment, resignation or removal of directors and company secretary, transfer of shares and annual returns are critically important. We believe that this is best left to professionals like us and our appointment will allow company directors and managers focus more business opportunities rather than having to worry about compliance issues. The service includes:

  • Appointment of officer as Company Secretary
  • Setting up and maintenance of Minutes File
  • Setting up and maintenance of Statutory Registers
  • Issue of Share Certificates
  • Procurement and Safe-Keeping of Company Seal
  • Procurement of Company Rubber Stamp
  • Preparation of standard resolutions/ documents to open Bank Account
  • Advising on date of Annual General Meeting
  • Preparation of notice and minutes of Annual General Meeting
  • Filing of Annual Returns

*Kindly note: Under the Companies Act (179) Section 190, All Companies registered in Ghana must appoint a Company Secretary to handle Statutory Compliance Matters.

BUSINESS PARTNER SEARCH

The Business Partner Service features the opportunity to seek out sales and business partners in Ghana using a direct and targeted approach. Our approach is as follows:

  • Definition of target group (sales partner, customers, service partner, logistics partner etc.)
    •  Set-up of your company profile
    •    After the target group has been defined and the product and company positioning have been determined, we conduct a research on potentially interested companies, then we verify the company’s interest in a co-operation.
    •    We assemble the profiles of interested companies (address, contact persons, information on business operating areas, number of staff, turnover) and present the client with a final report of any possible matches.
    •    Optionally we can furthermore set-up and facilitate meetings between the two parties and organize a business trip to meet with the selected companies.

COMPANY SCREENING

This service is designed for foreign companies who wish to obtain certain information on Ghanaian companies.  No matter if you have a short or long term business relationship with your business partner in Ghana; it is advisable to check the reliability of the company in advance in order to reduce your potential risks to your business.

We can provide you with a credit report which usually contains detailed information about the amount of the registered capital, the shareholders, the financial report and the liquidity of the company. The credit report usually includes contact information of the company as telephone number, fax number and email addresses. Whilst this information is not mandatory, the name of the CEO as well as the registered company and business address are commonly provided.

We can also offer you the provision of a simple Corporate Information as a less detailed alternative to the credit report.

DUE DILIGENCE

During the last years there have been cases of fraud, in particular related to internet business. Fraudulent individuals and front companies claiming to deal with Gold and high value minerals or pose as agencies awarding tender bids. After prepayment these individuals or companies vanish. To get a risk assessment on the transactions with your business partner, BERHAM Consult will produce a credibility report on the local company in question. Our service entails the following:

  • Registration and license check of the company at various government agencies.
  • Location of office premises or place of residence as stated to client and conduction of interviews.
  • Visits to the alleged project sites (out of Accra upon request).
  • Locating and interviewing third-party vendors/suppliers involved in the business transaction, to asses if any irregularities in the value chain are of external nature or caused otherwise.
  • Upon request we also offer we can provide you with a detailed credit report on the financial status of the requested company. We work in close cooperation with an internationally recognized Business Information Agency who is also the official partner in Ghana for Dun & Bradstreet (UK) and Creditreform (Germany).
  • import/export
    • corporate law
    • taxes
    • product liability
    • customs
    • visa
    • labor law

*Kindly note: We provide clients with information about bilateral trade issues. We do not provide in-depth legal advice on dispute cases or investment decisions, but only general information without any liability. In specialized cases it is necessary to contact a Ghanaian attorney at law. We assist in providing contact information. We only work with most trusted law firms in Ghana who have extensive international experience.

LEGAL SERVICES

When doing bilateral business it is essential to have knowledge of the laws and regulations of the other country. We are up to date on current affairs and stay closely connected to government agencies connected to trade. Upon request we provide basic information related to

import/export
• corporate law
• taxes
• product liability
• customs
• visa
• labor law

*Kindly note: We provide clients with information about bilateral trade issues. We do not provide in-depth legal advice on dispute cases or investment decisions, but only general information without any liability. In specialized cases it is necessary to contact a Ghanaian attorney at law. We assist in providing contact information. We only work with most trusted law firms in Ghana who have extensive international experience.

 

HR SERVICES

We advertise your job openings and support you through the selection and hiring process.
Our services include:
•       Reviewing of job requirements and setting up of a job posting
•       Advertising the job in the leading Newspapers
•       Searching our job-seekers database for matches
•       optionally liaise with accredited HR agencies for qualified candidates
•       Pre-selection of candidates
•       Conducting pre-selective interviews
•       Preparation and scheduling of interviews between applicants and the client
•       Support and guidance during the interviews
•       Adapting employment contracts to Ghanaian employment standards and regulations
•       Providing new hire packages

TRANSLATION SERVICES

The translation service of Berham Consult is a one-stop source, offering a full range of language services. Our certified Translators have in-depth knowledge of the source and target languages and various specialist fields, a good sense of current usage and the writing skills needed to produce accurate and well-written translations.

We offer translations in the following fields:

•    Legal translations (such as contracts, agreements, court decisions, wills)
•    Financial translations (such as corporate financial guidelines, year-end report, balance sheet)
•   Commercial translations (such as business correspondence, news articles, product   marketing/advertising)
•   Translations of official academic records, personal documents such as birth/death certificates, marriage certificates/divorce decrees, conduct records, passports/identification documents, etc.

 

TRADE FAIR PARTICIPATION

We assist foreign companies with their participation at trade fairs in Ghana according to their preferred sectors.
Our services include:
•  Support on registration procedures for the trade fair
•  Assistance with planning your individual booth (location, size, equipment, staff, catering etc.)
•  Match-making services to set up meetings with local companies at the trade fair
•  Logistic support to assist with your shipment

EVENT MANAGEMENT

In Ghana, the professional presentation of your product and your business plays a predominant role. A good image speaks volumes for the quality of your product. Your relations with customers and business partners must also be carefully nurtured. Publicity events such as seminars and product presentations are widely used to satisfy the need for detailed information. Inviting clients and business partners to receptions also serves to enhance one’s image.
We will undertake the complete preparation, organization and implementation of events (from the event theme and selection of venue, to obtaining addresses, design and dispatch of invitations, catering and hospitality) in accordance with your wishes.

Our services include the organization of

  • Product/Office Launches
  • Seminars
  • On-site Presentations
  • Receptions
  • Study Tours

Market Research

Knowledge of specific market information is essential for companies looking to successfully expand their product into Ghana.
We collect and prepare crucial information needed to assess just how

VIEW SERVICE IN DETAILS

Orientation Trip

The Orientation Trip is designed for company representatives who want to get to know the local markets during a short stay. Upon your arrival in Accra everything will be sorted.

VIEW SERVICE IN DETAILS

 Incorporation Services 

Berham Consult assists companies with incorporating branches and subsidiaries in the Ghana. Experience shows that companies selling goods and services through branches

VIEW SERVICE IN DETAILS

Site Selection Services

Knowledge of specific market information is essential for companies looking to successfully expand their product into Ghana.
We collect and prepare crucial information needed to assess just how

VIEW SERVICE IN DETAILS

Business Representation Ghana

Knowledge of specific market information is essential for companies looking to successfully expand their product into Ghana.
We collect and prepare crucial information needed to assess just how

VIEW SERVICE IN DETAILS

Corporate Secretarial Services

Knowledge of specific market information is essential for companies looking to successfully expand their product into Ghana.
We collect and prepare crucial information needed to assess just how

VIEW SERVICE IN DETAILS

Business Partner Search

The Business Partner Service features the opportunity to seek out sales and business partners in Ghana using a direct and targeted approach. Our approach is as follows:
•    Definition of target group (sales partner, customers, service partner, logistics partner etc.)

VIEW SERVICE IN DETAILS

Company Screening

This service is designed for foreign companies who wish to obtain certain information on Ghanaian companies.  No matter if you have a short or long term business relationship with your business partner in Ghana;

VIEW SERVICE IN DETAILS

Due Diligence

During the last years there have been cases of fraud, in particular related to internet business. Fraudulent individuals and front companies claiming to deal with Gold and high value minerals or pose

VIEW SERVICE IN DETAILS

Legal Services

When doing bilateral business it is essential to have knowledge of the laws and regulations of the other country. We are up to date on current affairs and stay closely connected to government agencies connected to trade.

VIEW SERVICE IN DETAILS

HR Services

We advertise your job openings and support you through the selection and hiring process.
Our services include:
•             Reviewing of job requirements and setting up of a job posting

 

VIEW SERVICE IN DETAILS

Translation Services

The translation service of Berham Consult is a one-stop source, offering a full range of language services. Our certified Translators have in-depth knowledge of the source and target languages and various

VIEW SERVICE IN DETAILS

Trade Fair Participation 

We assist foreign companies with their participation at trade fairs in Ghana according to their preferred sectors.
Our services include:
•  Support on registration procedures for the trade fair

VIEW SERVICE IN DETAILS

Event Management

In Ghana, the professional presentation of your product and your business plays a predominant role. A good image speaks volumes for the quality of your product. Your relations with customers and business

VIEW SERVICE IN DETAILS