FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY TRADE & INVESTMENT (NG) LAUNCHES A GRANT PROGRAM CALLED‘BIG’ FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

The Business Innovation and Growth (BIG) platform is an interactive transaction-enabled web portal, which serves as the primary means of interaction between the GEM project and potential beneficiaries. The objective of the BIG Platform is to provide an easy-to-use and interactive platform for participating firms to access the following services, for FREE: Access online materials and undergo online training courses Register for in-class training courses. These training programs include financial management, business plan development, human resource management, etc as well as industry-specific training as recommended by professionals from your industry; Apply for the Consulting services. This links registered participants to consulting firms selected by our team. Examples of consulting services provided to your firm include the development of a marketing strategy, assessment and optimization of key value chains, development of a robust reporting and forecasting system, development of processes to manage risk and fraud Apply for grants.

Eligible applicants can access various grant facilities. see more

Citizenship

You must be a Citizen of Nigeria and at least 18 years old as at time of application (proof of identity will be required: International Passport/ Driver’s License/ National ID card/ Voter’s card)

Business Location

You must be operating within the national borders of Nigeria
You must choose one geo-political zone that is strategic to your business, where you will be receiving BIG Business Services

Business Operations

You must be operating in any of the following sectors; Information Communication Technology, Light Manufacturing (Agri-Business and Industrial Processing), Hospitality and Tourism, Construction and Real Estate or activities related to one of these Sectors.

Business Regulations

Your business must not entail the production or distribution of weapons, alcoholic beverages, tobacco or/and gambling, or business activities in contradiction with the Nigerian Constitution.

You must have less than 100 full-time employees

Do you meet these criteria? Click here to apply.

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