Starting up a business is a very costly and administrative process.
For any unsuspecting entrepreneur, certain costs that help the business slowly creep up when the realities of business transactions and client retention show face. Certain services, particularly legal services, are a necessity to ensure the protection of your business.
Fortunately for small businesses in Cameroon, Centurion Law Group has created a pro-bono initiative that extends free legal services to both start-up businesses and small and medium-sized enterprises. Through this complimentary service, Centurion Law Group supports young entrepreneurs with legal and business advice which includes corporate structuring, labour and employment, and extends to tax and customs issues.
Although the program is starting off in Cameroon, it will extend to other African countries where Centurion Law Group exists. Speaking on the initiative, CEO of Centurion Law Group NJ Ayuk mentioned that the dreams of African Start-ups and entrepreneurs should not be put on hold, slowed or held back because of the lack of legal support. “As a pan-African law firm, we believe we have an obligation to support them and we will provide that support.” He said.
The structure of the program caters for entrepreneurs who seek to launch a successful company and pilot their way through legal and business environments in the continental market. In order to apply, download the application at the Careers section of their site. Although the program is kicking off in Cameroon, it will be available in Equatorial Guinea, Ghana and South Africa.