The Support Programme for Enterprise Empowerment and Development (SPEED) started in 2004. SPEED Ghana facilitates the development of the financial market and also business development services for Ghana's micro, small and medium enterprises, which contributes to their increased competitiveness. SPEED Ghana supports intermediaries such as business development service providers and micro finance institutions to deliver market oriented and sustainable technical and financial services. SPEED is based in Ghana's capital Accra. It operates nationwide with a particular focus on supporting the Northern and more rural region.