First Bank Takes SMEs Business Clinic To Port-Harcourt, Abuja
First Bank of Nigeria Limited, one of the leading retail banks in the country has concluded plans to host second edition of SMEs Business Clinic in 2020, in continuation of its efforts to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs),
The event themed “Building a sustainable Business” would be held on 25th and 27th February 2020 in Port-Harcourt and Abuja respectively.
A statement issued by Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, Folake Ani-Mumuney explained that SMEs are encouraged to take the FirstBank SME diagnostic tool by visitinghttps://smeconnect.fir
The FirstBank SME diagnostic tool is designed for SMEs to check the health of their business, better understand it and drive profitability.
The SME Clinic will feature one-on-one business advisory services, mentoring, networking opportunities and participants will also be acquainted with the requisite knowledge and business tools needed to drive efficiency in the day-to-day operations of their business.
Speaking on the event, the Deputy Managing Director, FirstBank, Gbenga Shobo, said “at FirstBank, we are proud of the giant strides we have taken over the years towards enhancing the SMEs for their businesses to thrive, have a fair play in the market and contribute to the Gross Domestic Product of the country. We remain the trusted financial partner of SMEs and reiterate our resolve to be known as the brand that enables their success; much the same way that we have for over 125 years enabling Nigerians and the economy at large”.
The coaches at the event are Seye Olurotimi,Lead Consult at Cedar Tribe Limited, an SME branding expert and business growth consultant with vast experience helping SMEs grow effective brands and Robert Yakubu,founder of the Instabiz Academy and the Business Mastery Program, a digital entrepreneur and business strategist empowering entrepreneurs, marketers and business professionals in Port-Harcourt and Abuja respectively.
The SME Clinic session is organized in partnership with SME Traction, a leading business coaching platform aimedat empowering SMEs to make informed choices about their businesses, thereby facilitating growth and bolstering their contribution to the development of the economy.
Expressing her delight on the impact the inaugural SME Clinic has had on her business, the CEO, Nibbles Plus More Ventures, Owoeye, Oluyomi, stated that “the first step I took after the SME business clinic was do a strategic road map for my business.Riding on the information I got from the business trend session on consumer landscape, I had a clearer understanding of who my target audience are and have included that in my business plan. The feedback we believe will help us identify untapped markets and problems in our industry, how to reach them and what value we can offer them”.