By Dipo Olowookere
Female entrepreneurs were recently hosted in Lagos at a seminar organised by Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.
Head of Retail Segments at Union Bank, Mr Paul Aseme, explained that, “We recognize that Nigerian SMEs face many challenges, especially during the start-up stage of the business.
“We are therefore organising these seminars, bringing in accomplished entrepreneurs and professionals to share expert advice that will help these female business owners establish a good foundation for their businesses, widen their exposure and expand their business connections.”
The programme, tagged ‘Breaking Barriers – Women in Business,’ gave participants the opportunity to get real ways to survive in a tough business environment.
They were also trained on how to break-even against all odds and ways to expand their businesses and reach wider audience.
The seminar series highlight Union Bank’s support for the development of the SME sector of the Nigerian economy and specifically the development of women in business.
The lender continues to operate various SME funding schemes to assist SMEs in financing, expanding markets and enhancing competitiveness in the marketplace.
The Union Bank SME seminars are a frequent feature in its business advisory service and topics covered during the last seminar were ‘Understanding your business and the market’, ‘Online presence and visibility’ and ‘Business Law and application.’
Facilitators were drawn from Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), legal experts from Amber Solicitors, brand experts from SME Studio and representatives of renowned brands and others.
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