Union Bank, a commercial bank in Nigeria has organised a capacity building programme for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the country.
The bank, which implemented the initiative in a bid to strengthen the country’s SME sector, organised a seminar for operators in the sector themed ‘Managing a Successful Small Business’.
At the seminar, the bank’s Head of Retail Segments, Paul Aseme reminded the participants of their role in boosting the nation’s economy.
He said “the bank has been known for its contribution to the growth of Nigerian businesses, as we recognise the role of SMEs in driving Nigeria’s economic growth, we put up this seminars to equip business owners with the knowledge and skills they require to establish a strong foundation for their business, widen exposure and expand business connections”.
After acknowledging that participants had come from Aba, Lagos, Anambra, Kano, Kaduna, Abuja and Oyo, amongst others, Aseme said the seminar was designed to provide practical information and guidance on how to address typical challenges small businesses face in Nigeria.
He revealed that “the workshops included modules on sales and marketing, governance, succession planning and capacity building. In addition, attendees were equipped with relevant digital marketing and accounting skills to enable them compete favourably in the Nigerian marketplace”.
Participants at the seminar, who noted that the session was a business eye opener to them, expressed their gratitude to Union bank for giving them the opportunity for free.