QRS identifies social research as catalyst for SMEs’ growth
For Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to grow in the country, Group Managing Director of Questers Research Services (QRS) Limited, Mr. Lanre Fasakin, has stressed the need for qualitative social and market research. He spoke recently at the launch of QRS, noting that social and market research could assist SMEs to know how consumers relate…
WhatsApp launches new service to target SMEs
Social media platform, WhatsApp has launched a new service, WhatsApp Business, aimed at small businesses that have thus far been using their accounts, a move that brings it closer to monetising its free platform.
‘SMEs should adapt model to access hybrid funds’
To further improve access to affordable financing by small businesses, stakeholders in the development financing sector have urged such enterprises to explore opportunities made available by innovative hybrid financing sources.
Bank reaffirms support for SMEs growth
Fidelity Bank Plc has reaffirmed its commitment to grow small businesses by supporting efforts geared towards capacity building of entrepreneurs and youths in Nigeria.
Bankers’ committee okays lenders to manage new investment scheme
An entrepreneurial scheme initiated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and other banks 10 months ago has finally taken off with the appointment of seven banks as managers.
National Career Fair mulls roadshow for 10,000 jobs
This year’s National Career Fair, Nigeria’s biggest annual symposium on career information, business development, employment and economic opportunities for students, young professionals and SMEs
Macron announces billion-strong fund for African SMEs
Macron, visiting Burkina Faso at the start of his first African tour, said the money could be used to help firms maximise value from agriculture, but also the digital sector.
Key stakeholders to discuss SMEs, franchising
Franchising has proved, over the years to be one of the most successful ways of conducting business. In both developed countries and emerging markets, franchising has been effective in ensuring business growth with private ownership and skills transfer.