Two days into the Social media week which started in Lagos, Monday appears to be that serious business organisations are taking full advantage of social media to leverage their businesses.Read More
STAKEHOLDERS in the education and business sectors in Lagos State have called on the Federal and State governments to expedite action on the rehabilitation of the Lagos-Badagry expressway to alleviate the plight of commuters.Read More
Microsoft and First Bank of Nigeria Limited have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to empower and create enabling environment for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria by providing them business support services such as access to premium content, business networks, capacity building initiatives and innovative offers of banking and technology services
The partnership is also expected to enable SMEs thrive and find more creative ways to solve their business growth challenges.
At the MoU signing ceremony in Lagos, Deputy Managing Director, First Bank, Gbenga Shobo, expressed the bank’s unwavering commitment to the business success of SMEs in the country with its array of products and bespoke solutions, specially designed to help grow and sustain them.
“We are committed to the development of SMEs and ensuring their sustained business growth.” as well as providing the necessary tools to support that growth and Nigeria’s economy at large,” he stated.
In his remark, General Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Banuso, stated: “Our approach at Microsoft has been one of empowerment and collaboration. Initially, our work with SMEs was strongly focused on bringing them online to boost their productivity and competitiveness. Over the years, as we have worked with and learned from SMEs, our focus has evolved to provide them with a more holistic and game-changing offering, which is: Access to technology, markets, finance, information, skills, and services.”
Banuso recalled that Microsoft’s commitments under the 4Afrika banner are focused on playing an active role in Africa’s economic development. “For SMEs, this means empowering them to digitally transform by using technology to be more productive, competitive and in a position to scale across borders. We can help them do this by providing affordable devices, cloud-based software at pay-as-you-go models, anytime-anywhere access, and relevant training and content on how best to apply technology to their business,” he added.
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Nigeria’s private sector downturn continued in November, but a renewed rise in new orders provided a welcome boost to business conditions.Read More
GOVERNOR of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has identified the Land Use Act of 1978 as the greatest hindrance to the mortgage industry in the country.Read More
More than 100 small businesses in Nigeria’s Food Industry will be provided with free storefronts at the GTBank Food and Drink which holds during the Worker’s Day holiday, on Sunday the 30th of April and Monday the 1st of May, 2017.Read More
If you’re an entrepreneur, you probably love what you do. That must have been why you started in the first place. But for a business to succeed, the boring paper work, the administrative support and the tax calculations need to be done by someone. Not many businesses can afford full time administrative support, and not every business owner can travel with an assistant. Founder of Prime Virtual Assitant, Mrs. Edoya David-Atiti says an understanding of these circumstances led to the birth of her Start-up in 2016.Read More
THE Chief Executive Officer of Sahara Group, Mr. Tonye Cole, has called on private sector operators in the country to explore business collaborations and partnerships with like minded individuals to rebuild their businesses and in extension, the economy in the face of the current economic recessionRead More
The organised private sector weekend said that members are finding it difficult to pay foreign creditors for goods imported before the CBN restriction on 41 items access to foreign exchange market in Nigeria. They also said that many hotels in the country are saddled with large amounts of cash, foreign currency which they could not lodge into their domiciliary accounts or do business with.Read More