Looking for money to start or expand your business? Look no more!
Perhaps you have a commercially viable product or service and are looking for money to get it off the ground.
Hence, look no more.
The Nigeria SME Forum’s Idea To Market programme exists to help move business ideas, from inspiration through start-up, to cash-flow. Also, it guides entrepreneurs to access equity, grants and/or loans, for starting or expanding their enterprises. Furthermore, it links entrepreneurs with financiers from a growing range of funding sources, from Angel and Institutional Investors through Special Intervention Funds to Development Institutions and Corporate Organisations.
Here is a sample of funds searching for viable and investment-worthy ideas:
The Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund (GEF) Programme:
The Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund (GEF) Programme is a special entrepreneurship and enterprise development for serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). Consequently, it provides loans of up to N2.0 million at 0% interest rate to support new and potentially viable business ideas.
The scheme, a joint initiative between the Bank of Industry (BOI) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), seeks to:
- Encourage graduates in the one-year NYSC programme to embrace entrepreneurship and become creators of employment opportunities.
- Equip NYSC members with enterprise development skills and, through a three-day capacity building programme, enabling them to produce bankable business plans.
- Provide beneficiaries with concessional loans ranging between N500, 000.00 and N2 million.
Therefore, you should visit http://www.boi.ng/gef/ to apply.
Finally, for more info about how to get funds to expand your business, click here.