To support SMEs in the country, Wema Bank through its SME Business School recently trained a total of 156 entrepreneurs in Port Harcourt.
The 4th edition of the Wema Bank SME Business School was designed to impart business management skills and first-rate entrepreneurial knowledge to SMEs operating in the South-South region of the country.
Launched in Lagos in 2021, the Wema Bank SME Business School aims to boost the capacity and skills of SMEs and help them to achieve their objectives. The second edition took place virtually, while the third edition happened in Abuja. The fourth edition which recently held in the South-South geopolitical zone of the country, has further helped to equip SMEs in various parts of the region with the needed business management knowledge and skills to effectively run their businesses.
The recently held SME Business School was centred on issues that have held SMEs in the country back. The faculty also comprised of experienced and highly knowledgeable subject matter experts across various aspects of business management.
The areas covered during the training include: Macroeconomic Review of Nigeria; Business Strategy and Innovation by Reap and Arcenciel; Sales and Marketing by Matt Anthony Consulting; Financial Management and Taxation by Deloitte; Personal Branding by Nexford University and Business Risk and Reputation Management by ParminderVir, OBE. Arthur Nkemeh and OluwaferanmiOwolabi of Wema Bank PLC also made presentations on Financial Literacy and Customer Experience Management respectively.
According to Wema Bank, the Wema SME Business School is an initiative aimed at bridging key knowledge gap for SMEs in Nigeria. It is specifically designed to impart skills and knowledge that are relevant to players within the SME segment, and it takes cognizance of the diversity of its target audience in the simplicity of course delivery.