About. . . .
For more than 25 years BGC has practiced the art of improving lives through business development. We have helped thousands of artisans, designers, producers and exporters in emerging economies find viable options and creative solutions to grow their businesses locally, regionally and internationally.
BGC develops market-driven programs to ensure sustainable & scalable results. Continually we are proving that the creative industries are important economic drivers for developing countries.
"Elaine is one of the most creative and entrepreneurial people with whom I have had the pleasure of working. Her design talent, combined with her energy and sense for what works in a commercial environment is unmatched. "
-Nate Van Dusen, Vice President for Africa, CARANA Corp
"My first trip to Africa was to Mali with Elaine. She has an impressive network throughout West Africa, she thoroughly knows textiles and the entire crafts industry. I'm sure that the strength of the relationships with my current producers is a result of her support and assistance.
- Harper Poe, Owner, Proud Mary
We believe in the dynamic potential of individuals, businesses & entrepreneurs. Our support parallels needs, while our vision outstrips constraints.
Our core principle is that a key to development is economic growth. When people have stable incomes they are better able to educate their children, have greater access to health care, and can help grow their communities in multiple ways.
Having a broad spectrum of knowledge brings a solid reality to projects.