Union Bank of Nigerian Plc recently concluded a series of business seminars for Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) as part of its efforts to support the growth of small business operators in the country.
The seminars took place in seven locations across the country including Aba, Lagos, Anambra, Kano, Kaduna, Abuja and Oyo.
The sessions themed ‘Managing a successful small Business’ was designed to provide practical knowledge and guidance in addressing challenges small businesses face in Nigeria.
The workshops included modules on sales and marketing, governance, succession planning and capacity building.
In addition, attendees were equipped with relevant digital marketing and accounting skills to enable them compete favourably in the Nigerian marketplace.
Paul Aseme, head of retail segments, Union Bank, said the bank’s focus is to provide support for SMEs, while highlighting the role of small and medium scale enterprises in boosting a nation’s economy.
“Union Bank has been known for its contribution to the growth of Nigerian businesses. Recognising the role of SMEs in driving Nigeria’s economic growth, these seminars were organised to equip business owners with the knowledge and skills they require to establish a strong foundation for their business, widen their exposure and expand their business connections,” Aseme said.
Participants who attended the seminars appreciated the bank for the free training which they stated is sure to boost their businesses and the SME sector as a whole.