Htumarket.com idea originated from Harrison Paul Adjimah, the coordinator of CEIT-HTU and his team.
“Digital technology has changed the way of doing business as we know it. Today, as customers we want the best deals and best offers delivered to our homes/offices right away by the click of a few buttons. Businesses are able to offer products/services to people everywhere making more money, regardless of their location. htumarket.com wishes to make this locally possible so that Ho and the surrounding region is not left behind”.
What CEIT-HTU is Trying to Do
What we are trying to do at CEIT-HTU is to create a BIZ (Business and Innovation Zone) in Ho Technical University (HTU). We are intently encouraging our students and staff to innovate, turn their imaginations into reality and create businesses. We earnestly wish as many as possible of our graduates stay in the Region and get businesses started from the BIZ. The University also warmly welcomes other creative entrepreneurs to come and take advantage of the smart tools and support services being created in BIZ to start, manage and scale up their businesses. From the view point of HTU, it is the only way the Region can develop.
The Digital Boost for Small Businesses Project
One of the specific strategies of CEIT-HTU is to support start-ups and SMEs in the local area to take advantage of readily available technologies to make their businesses more efficient, increase sales and profitability. It is in respect of this that we are very grateful to Skills Development Fund (SDF) for funding us to initiate the digital boost for small business project. The project has 3 elements:
• Creation of an eCommerce website: htumarket.com;
• Prototyping of an efficient local delivery system for Ho: DeliverIn Ho; and
• Acquisition of capacity to provide digital boost training for SMEs around
Htumarket.com is essentially a local E-market for small businesses selling local products, trades, offers and events or even new products and services entering the market for the first time, connecting millions of buyers and sellers. The site would enable every business in Ho to use online shop and be able to sell to buyers locally and nationwide. On the other hand, buyers can easily see available good deals and offers trending. DeliverIn Ho system and app would help businesses deliver orders timeously and efficiently to `their clients. The digital boost training aspect will provide training and directly support small businesses to sell on htumarket.com, on other secondary E commerce sites, and on social media
Harrison Paul Adjimah