Welcome To SME Finance!
Welcome to our offerings for our target audience of Small Business Owners and Independent Professionals.
SME FINANCE runs on our digital publishing platform (https://smefinance.org), which is extended by our Forum (https://nigeriasmeforum.smefinance.org) and weekly newspaper, (https://smefinance.org/letter). We concentrate on providing news, information and advice on where and how Small Business Owners and Independent Professionals can secure funding to start, run and grow their businesses.
Why SME FINANCE?
Although, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) suffer from a long list of challenges. Some of these are shortage of executive capacity and poor access to markets. Weak infrastructure support and access to finance are challenges that also top the list. This is the reason for our focus. It is intriguing that, in spite of the growing list of funding options for Small and Medium Enterprises, their financial health doesn’t seem to be recording a commensurate and noticeable improvement.
The conjecture is that either the potential beneficiaries do not know of the existence of these sources of funds, if indeed they do exist, or they are unable to access them for whatever reason. SME FINANCE is at the vanguard seeking to resolve this puzzle.
SME FINANCE exists to help Small Business Owners and Independent Professionals pursue their passion for entrepreneurship, by pointing them to the resources, finance in particular, that they critically need for success. It addresses the PAIN (Problems, Aspirations, Issues, Needs) of Small Business Owners and Independent Professionals, keeps them informed about financial and related resources, and supports them with mentoring and allied services; through practical articles, live and online training, books, workshops, courses, seminars and exhibitions.
Our guiding mission and vision is to inform and form Nigeria’s Small Business Owners and Independent Professionals. Also, we aim to build a Professional and Social Network which empowers them to share ideas and help each other.
To provide vehicles for Small Business Owners and Independent Professionals to learn, earn and profit. That is the promise of SME Finance.