How Your Project Will Be Handled By Africa Business Venture

You have a specific project in mind and you want to execute it. Discover how Africa Business venture can assist you.

See below to find out step by step how your project will be dealt with internally:

Step 1: Project Delivery Manager will be assigned to you

Upon receipt of your project by Africa Business Venture, a dedicated Project Delivery Manager will be assigned to your project within 2 business days. He/Her will contact you directly by email and organise a video call or a meeting.

Step 2: Your project will be reviewed by ABV

In order for ABV to select the best consultants for our clients, we need to ensure that projects are viable and not premature. During your first call/meeting with your Project Delivery Manager, your requirements for the project will be reviewed. Your Project Delivery Manager will give you suggestions for drafting your request for a project.

Step 3: Your project will be made visible to our partners

Upon validation by your Project Delivery Manager of your project, it will be made available online and our partners will be notified. Interviews will be conducted on your behalf, by ABV.

Step 4: You will receive a written proposal from our consultants

We will select the top consultants for your project to assist you. Your consultant will submit his/her proposal and their estimated fee. The consultant will contact you directly for a video call or meeting. Following the call, your Project Delivery Manager will contact you to find out whether you are happy with our consultant selection.

Step 5: The consultant and you, the client, will agree on the terms of business

You will sign an agreement with your consultant. Your consultant will be requested to submit the projects timelines and deliverables on our platform and you will be notified to approve the changes to the project and for you to qualify the project as being assigned.

Step 6: Enjoy your success!

The engagement process is now over but your Project Delivery Manager is still available throughout the project to ensure that work is done to your satisfaction.

What Are Africa Business Venture Payment Terms For Projects?

Africa Business Venture (ABV) has been designed to secure a fast and efficient way for clients to engage with consultants, track their project progress and to pay their consultants.

Before starting any project, payment terms must be agreed between the consultant and the client. Upon completion of a project, the consultant will request payment as follows:

  • For projects with a duration of one month or less:
    • Payment shall be made once the project is completed
    • The consultant shall submit a request for payment
    • Upon client approval for work performed, the client shall pay within 30 days
    • ABV will transfer the funds to the consultant within 5 business days less ABV’s commission.
  • For Projects with a duration of a month or more: P
    • Payment shall be made upon completion of relevant milestones or tasks according to the agreement between the consultant and the client
    • The consultant shall manually enter key milestones onto the dashboard and will calculate the amount for each task or milestone
    • Upon completion of the relevant task or milestone, the consultant shall submit a request for payment
    • Upon client approval for work performed, the client shall pay ABV within 30 days. ABV will transfer the funds to the consultant within 5 business days less ABV’s commission.

Payments will be made in GBP, USD or EUR.  We can accept payments in local African currencies if the parties have agreed to do so.  However this will be subject to:

  • All costs related to bank transfer to be paid by the client and the consultant
  • Prior approval from ABV will be required to process the transaction in local currencies

Invoices will be submitted online, on the consultant dashboard or must be sent by email to, with the client name as the reference.  A request for payment will be submitted by the consultant via his/her dashboard.

The invoice must contain the following information:

  • Company Name / Your own name if a sole trader
  • Billing address
  • VAT Number if applicable
  • Company Bank Details including account number, sort code and currency of account / your bank details if a sole trader
  • If a non-UK or non-sterling denominated bank account, please provide the IBAN and SWIFT/BIC number
  • Project reference
  • Summary of time spent and amount requested in the relevant currency
  • Summary of expense amounts requested for reimbursement if applicable
  • Your contact details including email and phone number

Invoices to be addressed to:

Africabv LTD
Registration number 9160389
71-75 Shelton Street
Covent Garden

How To Engage With Your Project Delivery Manager?

When upgrading to a Premium plan, a dedicated Project Delivery Manager will be assigned to you and will be in contact with you, by email, within 3 business days to set up a call or meeting. His/her main tasks will include:

  • To help you set up deliverables for your project
  • Facilitate engagement with your consultant
  • To ensure you have an excellent experience with Africa Business Venture

What will be the Main Points of Discussion with my Project Delivery Manager?

We know that exporting your products or services to a new territory may be daunting. When it comes to Africa, we know that success is dependent on the time spent on project preparation.

As such, your first meeting with your Project Delivery Manager will be set to review the following:

  • Africa Business Venture (ABV) platform and the functionalities of the platform
  • Your objectives in full detail with regards to your export projects in Africa

Following on from your first call, your Project Delivery Manager will send you a “Roadmap For Success” plan specifically tailored to suit your needs, with key steps to successfully implement your export project.

Your “Roadmap to Success” plan is instrumental to your success, especially if you do not have zero African experience or you are looking to venture into a new country in Africa.

How to use Africa Business Venture Tenders & Contracts Awards Platform

As part of your subscription, we are delighted to offer you free access to Africa Business Venture Tenders and Contracts Awards Platform.

We are partnering up with various influential companies who are able to provide us with specific data that will elevate your business and our platform’s capabilities.

Africa Business Venture  (ABV) Tenders & Contracts Awards platform is updated every day. Access to ABV Tenders & Contracts Awards is fully activated within two business days when you subscribe to our Premium package.

What can you achieve using the ABV Tenders platform?

  1. You will be informed of all the latest tenders published in local newspapers throughout Africa
  2. You will be able to download publications and key information such as:
    1. Deadline for submission of a tender
    2. Key stakeholders to contact
    3. Information on how to submit a tender

If you are looking to win a Tender, we would be delighted to and assist you in drafting a winning proposal. All you need to do is simply submit a request for a project on our website now.

What can you achieve using the ABV Contracts Awards platform?

  1. You will be informed of winner tender firms published across Africa
  2. You will get detailed information about the winning firms
  3. We will assist you with developing business and networking opportunities


Contact us NOW to find out more about how we can assist you kickstart your investment projects into Africa.

How to submit a project?

From our experience, the best way to get the most out of a consultant, who will be working alongside you during your project, is to create a detailed brief, so as to avoid any miscommunication, disappointment or errors going forward.

With Africa Business venture, you can request to be matched with a consultant who will support your exporting project.  To get started, we have created a simple form that you will need to fill out where you can detail your instructions clearly for your consultant.

Step 1: Submit a Thorough Project Brief

We highly recommend you spend time creating a detailed, clear and cast-iron brief.

The more information you provide, the easier it will be for your Project Delivery Manager to find the right consultant match for you. A poorly written or incomplete brief will lead to delays in executing your project, and could in turn mean that we may decide that your particular project is not a viable one to take on.

This guide will give you the basic tools and knowledge to assist you with drafting your best project brief. In addition, your Project Delivery Manager will guide you, where necessary, so that you can be confident that the project brief you submit, is the best.

Step 2: Create the Perfect Summary for your Project

Whenever possible, provide as much information as possible, whilst withholding confidential elements of your project, until you are 100% satisfied with the consultant matched to your project.

We have listed top tips below to assist you:

  1. Always Provide a Detailed Description of your Company & Include a Company Brochure:
    1. Your consultant will not know anything about your business to begin with
    2. Help him/her to understand it
    3. You can add links to brochures, videos, whitepapers, include products demo – send as much information as possible
    4. The more your consultant understands your business, the more the proposal will be tailored to best suit your specific requirements
  2. Do not use Abbreviations/Acronyms
    1. Keep it simple
    2. Avoid any vocabulary uniquely specific to your internal organisation as this can cause confusion
  3. Be Relevant
    1. Do not overload your consultant with too much information
    2. In general, any correct project brief will fulfil the following criteria:
      1. Provide information about your company
      2. Provide key information about your project
  • Provide information about current deadlines and projects milestones


Step 3: Define Your Objectives and Background

Be clear about the overall objectives for your project. In particular, your consultant must understand how your project falls into your overall business strategy or that it is affiliated to a larger project.


Step 4: Be Very Specific About Your Requirements

If you have specific requirements, be clear about them. Where possible, provide figures and examples of targets that you need to reach.


Step 4:  Be Clear About What Methods your Consultant Should Use

If you have a specific method you would like your consultant to follow, please let us know.

Step 5: Understand your Project Timeframe

We are aware that your consultant might be a part of a bigger project, specific to your organisation. As such (and in order not to be prejudice), please be very specific about the timeframe of your project. Is there any flexibility around the timeframe? If not, please know, that our professional team of consultants will always respect and work towards the timeframes you set.

Step 6: Reporting

Please do let your consultant know upfront how you would like to be informed about the progress and status of your project. Your consultant will update your project progress using the Africa Business Venture dashboard as default. You of course, also request to be informed personally through calls, email updates, reports etc.

Step 7: Evaluation

Please detail how you intend to evaluate the work provided by the consultant? What factors will you take into consideration?

Step 8: Deliverables

What deliverables would you like to receive from your consultant?  Please be specific about the overall project delivery and do ensure that you set specific milestones.

We advise you draft clear milestones and discuss this with your consultant so as to avoid any misinterpretation. We also advise that you link payment for services, to key milestones, rather than waiting for the full project to be completed. I

If you have any questions regarding this, please feel free to contact your Project Delivery Manager.

Step 9: Resources

Will there be any resources you will need to share with your consultant in order to manage your project effectively?  Resources such as internal documents, specific software requirements, access to databases etc?

Step 10: Stakeholders

If your project requires interaction with stakeholders, please mention this to your Project Delivery Manager and Consultant.

Contact us NOW to find out more about how we can assist you kickstart your investment projects into Africa.