It is an amazing bank which has discovered how to empower startups and SMEs across different sectors. It has one of the top SME Advisory units in our nation, with professionals who help entrepreneurs and founders navigate operational, tactical and strategic challenges in their missions. It is a simple playbook, we give you loans, and we help train and prepare you to thrive, because we want you to grow. FCMB’s ‘’Business Enterprises and Sustainability Training (BEST)” is industry-leading and has served many entrepreneurs across Nigeria.
‘’The BEST initiative is one of the innovative ways we empower, promote and support the growth of our SME customers because without effective training and exposure, it could be quite difficult for their businesses to succeed. We believe this training will go a long way to impact positively on the SME operators who have participated in this programme. It will propel them to further develop themselves in order to compete favourably within and outside the Nigerian market. We, therefore, urge the beneficiaries to take advantage of the unique opportunities provided by this exercise, because it is a veritable platform for them to take the lead in driving the diversification and growth of the Nigerian economy’’,
On June 18, along with partners from McKinsey, KPMG and other global brands, Tekedia Institute, which runs Tekedia Mini-MBA, will lead a session on business growth for makers, founders, managers, entrepreneurs, doers, and innovators in the FCMB SME Business. I will lead that for our Institute which continues to serve markets by sharing practical insights on the mechanics of market systems.
I hope to deepen with BEST SMEs on June 18 as we plot the path to growth, post Covid-19, tapping into structures and systems FCMB has provided to ensure everyone thrives. (Register via the link provided by the bank).
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