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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

You Will Never Make It To The Top Unless You Start To Climb! Start Small, GROW BIG………And…………. Start Now!

JOIN THE DEVELOPMENT BANK OF NIGERIA FREE WEBINAR TITLED ‘RISK SHARING: A KEY DRIVER FOR INCREASED FINANCIAL ACCESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR MSMEs.’

The Current realities in Nigeria have highlighted the urgent need for additional support in alleviating the financial constraints faced by MSMEs. Now more than ever, key industry stakeholders, MSMEs, Banks, and Regulators need to openly discuss alternative means of financing and the existence of risk-sharing. To this end, The Development Bank of Nigeria...

A UKAID EVENT – ARE YOU INTO EXPORT BUSINESS? BE PART OF THE NON-OIL EXPORTERS’ DIALOGUE

Date: July 9th, 2020 Time: 11am – 1pm Registration – bit.ly/attendeeslink Password: pdfbridge123

ACCESS UP TO N10 MILLION FROM THE AGSMEIS LOAN

As part of Federal Government’s efforts in the promotion of agricultural businesses and SMEs in the country, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bankers’ Committee , created Agri-Business/Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme AGSMEIS Loan .Interested Nigerians engaged in Agriculture or other SME businesses can access up to N10 Million from the AGSMEIS Loan, at a single-digit interest rate of 9%...

PARTICIPATE IN THE AFRICA INTEGRATED DAY – ROLE OF ECONOMIC ZONE IN SUPPORTING AFRICA TRADE AND BUSINESS INTEGRATION

Be part of the African Union – Africa Integration Day Date: July 8th, 2020 Time: 3pm Theme: Role Of Economic Zone In Supporting Africa Trade And Business Integration AEZO Panel Discussion is rescheduled for *July 8, 2020 at 3 PM (GMT)* . For those who have...

BE PART OF 2ND EPHRAIM ARBITRATION DAY – DUE PROCESS PARANOIA IN NIGERIA ARBITRATION PRACTICE

Theme: Due Process Paranoia In Nigeria Arbitration Practice Date: 24th July, 2020 Time: 4pm – 6pm Venue: ZOOM Registration Link – https://zoom.us/tjYqOqqzgpGNEQMKt2pbMnyCoNiBYcG5pe Enquiry – 07036976382 or 081136942293

ATTEND A 12 WEEKS ONLINE SOCIAL MARKETING COURSE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Fee: Content Creation – N17,000         Virtual Marketing – N17,000     E-Commerce Entrepreneurship – N17,000     Facebook Marketing     ---        --- N17,000    Take All -                                           N53,000    Enquiry – princeagboola@gmail.com    Tel:   08036267828

130 FARMERS TO RECEIVE SEED FUNDING OF N100,000 EACH

The target of the programme is to adopt farmers in 774 LGAs across the country. The National Information Technology Development Agency has kick-started a job and wealth creation programme where 130 farmers will each receive seed funding of N100,000. The programme will be supervised by the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy. According to...

TIP OF THE DAY – TOP 10 SMALL BUSINESS IDEAS TO BRING YOU PROFIT IN 2020

As we enter a new decade and feel the need for change and growth awake in us, many entrepreneurial minds around the world are aroused by this question: What are the top 10 small business ideas to kick ass in 2020? These days, it seems like it’s harder to come up with new business ideas than it...

YOU HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO BUILD SOMETHING FAR BIGGER THAN YOURSELF

You Have Everything You Need To Build Something Far Bigger Than Yourself Start A Business Today And Be Your Own Boss!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Don’t Tell People Your Plans. Show Them Your Results Start Small, GROW BIG …..And Start Now!

PARTICIPATE IN THE DEVELOPMENT BANK OF NIGERIA WEBINAR -RISK SHARING: A KEY DRIVER FOR INCREASED FINANCIAL ACCESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR MSMES

The Current realities in Nigeria have highlighted the urgent need for additional support in alleviating the financial constraints faced by MSMEs. Now more than ever, key industry stakeholders, MSMEs, Banks, and Regulators need to openly discuss alternative means of financing and the existence of risk-sharing. To this end, The Development Bank of Nigeria will...

APPLY FOR FATE FOUNDATION ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAMME TRAINING – IT’S FREE!

Application Stage I: Interested applicants must complete the application form here and upload the following documents: 1. A Profile Picture (headshot facing camera) 2. School Certificate or Statement of Result  from an Accredited Tertiary Institution 3. Birth Certificate 4. Resume 5. C.A.C. Certificate 6. Proof of Business Registration and/or...

THE BUSINESS OF AGRICULTURE: ADVANCING WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SEMINAR – JOIN THE WEBINAR

ANOTHER LEADERSHIP BANGER FROM WLI*   *Women contribute to 80% of Agriculture and Food production in Africa. Yet, women in agriculture are excluded from leadership that determines agriculture policy, and most importantly financing and funding.*   *WLI is determined to increase the number and the...

PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIONAID WEBINAR VIA ZOOM – SMALLHOLDERS WOMEN FARMERS ACCESS TO EXTENSION SERVICES AND INPUTS DURING AND POST COVID-19

Theme: Smallholders Women Farmers Access To Extension Services And Inputs During And Post Covid-19 Time: 3rd July, 2020 Time: 3pm Register with Link : https://bit.ly/38c3NTL

NATIONAL TRADE POLICY DIALOGUE 2020 – ECONOMIC NATIONALISM OR TRADE INTEGRATION: WHAT’S NIGERIA TRADE POLICY DIRECTION POST COVID-19?

The Nigeria Private Sector Alliance (NiPSA) in partnership with Network of Practicing Non-Oil Exporters of Nigeria (NPNEN) specially invite you to the *National Trade Policy Dialogue 2020* aimed at discussing the industrial, Trade and Investment Policies of Nigeria with particular focus on improving coordination and dialogue between the Government and the private sector. The theme for this year...

JOIN THE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS NIGERIA MEETING

Date: Saturday 4th, July 2020   Time: 9am   Register: https://bit.ly?2VaiVf6   We are glad to host the CEO of Teejah Fabrics, an emerging market leader in the Fabric business in Abuja as we peer review her business with...

TIP OF THE WEEK – 10 BUSINESS IDEAS THAT DON’T REQUIRE EMPLOYEES

Many entrepreneurs today are going into business alone. Such "solopreneurs" save money on startup costs and payroll expenses simply by doing most of the legwork themselves. While this isn't an ideal arrangement for everyone, it has its benefits. Here are 10 business ideas that don't require you to hire and maintain employees.  

JOIN THE OBAMA FOUNDATION LEADERS AFRICA CONFERENCE

Date: Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 Time: 11am EDT/3pm GMT Theme: Challenges and Solutions For Improved Education Access And Quality In A Post Covid-19 Africa As Co-Founder of the Obama Leaders in Education Hub, do join the Obama African Leaders across the continent to brainstorm on solutions to improve access to quality...

FG TO GIVE N600BN LOAN TO 2.4M FARMERS AT ZERO INTEREST RATE, SAYS MINISTER

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Sabo Nanono, has said that the federal government has set aside N600 billion as loan support to farmers across the country. Speaking in Tofai community, Gabasawa Local Government Area of the state Monday, during the flag-off of the 2020 wet season adoption of improved production technologies among rice farmers, Nanono...

HOW TO KEEP YOUR STAFF MOTIVATED IN A PERIOD OF DOWNTURN

I think it’s fair to assume that not everyone in the business world has significant experience in dealing successfully with recession and the downturns it carries with it. When business flourishes, people are  motivated and enthused with promises of promotions or a bonuses. However, when the cash flow starts shrinking and decision makers start facing stressful situations, negative affect on...

WAKE UP AND MAKE IT HAPPEN

Some People Dream Of Success, While Other People Get Up Every Morning And Make It Happen. Wake Up And Make It Happen! Success Is On Your Way!!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart”

PARTICIPATE IN THE 3RD EDITION OF THE NATIONAL MSME AWARDS –VIRTUAL EDITION

Are you a business owner? Here is a chance to be a winner at the 3rd edition of the National MSME Awards Visit  www.msmeclinics.com.ng to apply now! Registration opens June 1st and closed by 30th June, 2020 Prizes to be won: * Cars  * Millions of Naira in Cash  * Other...

SMES CAN NOW ACCESS ACCESS BANK LOANS FROM HOME

Access Bank Plc has launched Cashflow Loans by Access, a digital lending portal which allows business owners to access loans to grow and expand their business from the comfort of their homes, while staying safe.   Cashflow Loans by Access provides an online platform accessible to Small and Medium Enterprise so that they can apply, process and receive their loans from home. The launch of this platform, according to Victor Etuokwu, the Executive...

FG GRANTS NEW MSMES 80% DISCOUNT ON NAFDAC REGISTRATION

“It is quite clear that the President is committed to supporting existing MSMEs and encouraging the rise of new ones, as a sure way energizing and sustaining our economy through these times.” –Osinbajo The Federal Government has announced that new Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) will access National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) registration of...

400,000 FARMERS TO GET N500 BILLION INTEREST-FREE LOANS – F.G.

The first batch of 400,000 farmers are to  benefit from the N500 billion  Federal Government zero-interest financing project for smallscale farmers under the Agric for Food and Job Plan scheme from next week.  A senior special assistant to the President on Agriculture, Andrew Kwasari told the media in abuja this Tuesday that the project is expected to mitigate the...

COVID-19: IFC INVESTS $100M IN ZENITH BANK TO SUPPORT SMES

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced an investment of up to $100 million in Nigeria’s Zenith Bank Plc to help it increase support to clients and companies whose cash flows have been disrupted by challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. IFC’s loan to Zenith Bank is its first investment in Africa through its COVID-19...

CBN N50BILLION BENEFICIARY –WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I DON’T PAY THE LOAN? NIRSAL RELEASES WARNING STATEMENT

NIRSAL has warmed the beneficiaries to use the loan judiciously as is not for free. The statement from NIRSAL reads: ” CBN COVID-19 LOAN REPAYMENT. If your account has been credited, congratulations but please note that you have not gotten free money. – You are going to...

DETAILED GUIDE ON HOW TO ACCESS CBN AGSMEIS LOAN WITHOUT COLLATERAL

With the CBN AGSMEIS Loan, you can access up to N10M at 5% per year from the Agric, Small and medium enterprise scheme (AGSMEIS), an initiative from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); this is without collateral. What is Agric Small and Medium Enterprise Scheme (AGSMEIS)? AGSMEIS is an initiative of the Bankers’ Committee in...

FG TO DISBURSE N97.3 BILLION TO TECH INNOVATORS, AGRIC ENTERPRISES

The sum of $20 million funds has been approved by the Federal Government for young innovators and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the technology sector. This was announced during a meeting presided over by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting was held for the purpose of reviewing the progress on President...

PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTION AID WEBINAR TITLED – POST COVID-19 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Date -  June 26th, 2020 Time – 10am Theme: Post Covid-19 Funding Opportunities, Innovation And Development Register: https://t.co/HYvD3NgQby https://t.co/yioPbeUGVb Organizer – ActionAidNG Join @ActionAidNG's webinar on Friday at 10am as we engage Development Practitioners, International Donor community, others to discuss emergent issues around the pandemic & funding opportunities that exist...

CBN TO DISBURSE N432B NON-INTEREST LOANS TO FARMERS

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will soon release the framework for the disbursement of some N432 billion non-interest loans to farmers as part of efforts to further integrate non-interest finance into the national financial structure and boost the country’s agricultural development agenda. The apex bank said work had been concluded on the non-interest funding document, adding that it...

CBN’S N50 BILLION LOAN: NIRSAL WARNS NIGERIANS AGAINST FAKE LOAN ADVERTS

NIRSAL Microfinance Bank (NMFB) has warned Nigerians to stay clear from advertisements that claimed state governments or organisations partner Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and NMFB on the N50 billion COVID-19 Targeted Credit Facility (TCF) NIRSAL Microfinance Bank (NMFB) has warned Nigerians to stay clear from advertisements that claimed state governments or organisations partner Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)...

HOW TO ACCESS THE N50 BILLION CBN COVID-19 INTERVENTION FUND FOR SMES

CBN introduced an N50 billion Targeted Credit Facility (TCF) as a stimulus package to support households and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that are affected by the coronavirus pandemic The novel coronavirus outbreak has a severe impact on the livelihood of households and business activities resulting to drop in global demand for goods and services, declined consumer...

HOW TO ACCESS CBN LOAN FOR THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY FINANCING INITIATIVE (CREATIVE INDUSTRY LOAN)

In 2019, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in collaboration with the Bankers’ Committee developed a Creative Industry Financing Initiative (CIFI), also known as Creative Industry loan to boost job creation in Nigeria, especially among young people, who are the most active in the creative industry. The aim according to CBN, is to improve access to long-term low-cost...

4 QUESTIONS TO CHALLENGE THE QUALITY OF YOUR BUSINESS IDEA

Defeating confirmation bias in the idea stage of a start-up is crucial, and these 4 questions can help you achieve this. Whilst no entrepreneur likes it, their business idea must be challenged before it becomes a living breathing company. We’re all prone to confirmation bias, whether we like it or not. Instinctively, we cling onto...

CREDIT TO BUSINESSES UP N3.5TRN IN FIVE MONTHS – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has reported that credit to the economy increased by N3.5 trillion or 10.1% in five months from N35.5 trillion in November last year to N39.1 trillion in April this year. The apex bank, in its just released Depository Corporation survey report, stated that credit to the private sector grew significantly by N2.27 trillion or 8.6% during...

CHECK OUT NIGERIA’S TOP 10 AGRIC EXPORTS IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR 2020

Check out Nigeria’s top 10 agric exports in the first quarter of the year 2020. This will guide you on the agriculture products you can invest in, for export purposes.

HOW TO BLOCK YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

*UBA* dial *919*10#  from the mobile line linked to your account *Fidelity Bank* dial *770*911# from the mobile line linked to your account *IBTC Bank* dial *909# from   the mobile line linked to your account *Zenith Bank* dial *966*911# *First Bank* send Block to 30012 via text message 

WHAT BANKS LOOK FOR WHEN REVIEWING A LOAN-TO-VALUE APPLICATION?

Every earning person wants to get a good home for himself. If you are financially sound, you can spend a large sum of cash and get your home in one go. Most people living in the UK do not go for this option because it is not that easy to implement. Hence, they opt for financial assistance and approach banks.  It is...

ACCESS BANK EXCITES SMES WITH DIGITAL CASHFLOW LENDING

As part of its effort to provide access to finance for SMEs to grow and expand their businesses, Access bank Plc has launched a digital lending portal, “Cashflow Loans by Access”, which is a solution for business owners to access loans easily from the comfort of their homes via an online platform while staying safe. This new service is accessible to all...

AFRICAN WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT FUND WORLD AIDS DAY GRANTS 2020

Details Applications call for African Women’s Development Fund World AIDS Day Grants 2020 For World AIDS Day 2020, the African Women’s Development Fund is awarding grants to African women’s rights organizations and groups to support activities that support mental health and emotional wellbeing for women living with HIV and AIDS. The program encourages innovative projects...

12 SMALL BUSINESS STARTUP COSTS YOU SHOULD EXPECT

Starting a new business can be exhilarating. Still, for first-time entrepreneurs, that thrill often coincides with fear that their venture will fail. For instance, you might worry about financial burdens, like if you’ll be profitable in the long term, or how much you’ll spend on starting the business. If you’re unfamiliar with start-up costs, they are the expenses you’ll incur prior to your...

BANK LOANS NOT MAIN FUNDING OPTION FOR NIGERIAN MSMES -PWC

New findings contained in the PwC’s MSME Survey 2020 has revealed that Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises do not rely on banks to meet the majority of their funding needs. Instead, they rely on their savings as well as friends and family. Understanding the situation For now, access to credit facilities remains one...

CBN APPROVES N432 BILLION TO FUND CULTIVATION OF NINE COMMODITIES

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has set aside about N432 billion to fund the value chains of nine commodities in the 2020 wet season. The commodities, which are among most of the staple food items on the dining tables of most Nigerians, include rice, cassava, maize, cotton, oil palm, cowpea, livestock, poultry, and fish.

MAKINDE INAUGURATES N1BN SMES DEVELOPMENT SCHEME

As part of plans to hasten the economic recovery of businesses in Oyo state, the state Governor, Seyi Makinde, has inaugurated a N1billion Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Development Scheme. This intervention scheme is expected to stimulate the local economy of the state, and kick off the post-COVID-19 economic recovery plans. Makinde presented cheques...

THESE TOP BUSINESS IDEAS FOR HOUSEWIVES COST LESS THAN N100K TO START

Being a house wife is perhaps one of the most difficult ‘jobs’ on earth especially for former working women who now become solely dependent on their husbands for every financial need.It is more ideal to be a stay-at-home mum who makes...

SMALL BUSINESS LOANS / CASH ADVANCE

Financial support is a significant factor for the development of any business organization, be it a small or big business outfit. If you’re cut loose on this, you may have to face innumerable difficulties in shaping up your expectations and increasing the overall productivity ratio of your business. If you have started a business, or when you’re ready to start your own...

FEDERAL GOVT’S SOCIAL INVESTMENT SCHEME TO TRANSITION BENEFICIARIES

According to the Federal government, plans to exit the foremost beneficiaries of its poverty alleviation scheme from the programme have been concluded. This was disclosed by the Federal Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq. She indicated that beneficiaries of the poverty alleviation scheme, N-Power, will be transitioned into entrepreneurship...

QUOTE OF THE WEEK – DREAM BIG, SET GOALS, TAKE ACTION

DREAM BIG, SET GOALS, TAKE ACTION START SMALL…….. GROW BIG….. AND START NOW

REGISTER TO ATTEND THE ECOBANK AGRIBUSINESS SUMMIT

You are invited to the Ecobank Agribusiness Summit with the theme: Unlocking Productivity and Investment Opportunities Across Nigeria's Agribusiness Value Chain. Date: February 13, 2020 Venue: Grand Banquet Hall, Civic Centre Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos Time: 9:00 am prompt Attendance is free however completing the online registration will guarantees you...

ARE YOU A WOMAN IN BUSINESS AND NEED FINANCIAL SUPPORT? REGISTER TO ATTEND THE SHE VENTURES BY FCMB AND OGUN STATE GOVT

CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM FOR OGUN WOMEN IN BUSINESS DATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2020 TIME: 8.30AM VENUE: METRO RESORT HOTELS, IBARA HOUSING ESTATE, ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE. THEME: Supporting Women Businesses To Scale Up in 2020 ORGANIZED BY: HER EXCELLENCY, MRS BAMIDELE ABIODUN- FIRST LADY OF...

CALLING STARTUP AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS: APPLY FOR THE 2020 TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME

The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme is open to startup entrepreneurs, with innovative business ideas or businesses that have been in existence for less than 3 years, in any sector, from across Africa. Applications will be made through TEFConnect, the digital networking hub for the African entrepreneurship ecosystem, created by the Foundation. Apply Now https://application.tefconnect.com/

REGISTER TO ATTEND THE ECOBANK AGRIBUSINESS SUMMIT

You are invited to the Ecobank Agribusiness Summit with the theme: Unlocking Productivity and Investment Opportunities Across Nigeria's Agribusiness Value Chain. Date: February 13, 2020 Venue: Grand Banquet Hall, Civic Centre Ozumba Mbadiwe, Victoria Island, Lagos Time: 9:00 am prompt Attendance is free however completing the online registration will guarantees you...

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE 2020 TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME

Applications for the 6th cohort of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is now open. This is a call to all young African entrepreneurs across the continent to apply for the Programme. About the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF)—Africa’s leading philanthropy focused on empowering African entrepreneurs—is looking for the most...

10 AVAILABLE BUSINESS GRANTS IN NIGERIA TO EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS

Now, you don’t have to worry about funding anymore. Use this list of available business grants in Nigeria to expand your business. Money. Funding. Capital. Without any of it; your dreams. Your entrepreneurial aspirations will not happen. Harsh reality. But, true. So, what...

INVITATION TO ATTEND THE 2020 CVL ANNUAL LECTURE

Welcome to 2020!   You are cordially invited to the 17th CVL Annual Lecture & International Leadership Symposium on “Intra African Trade: Growth and Economic Development” scheduled to hold on Thursday February 6, 2020, at Shell Hall Muson Centre, Lagos by 10 am.   Our choice...

TONY ELUMELU ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I apply for the programme? All Applications must be submitted ONLINE through the APPLICATION PORTAL. You must complete an application form by answering a series of mandatory questions and uploading additional documents and identification materials. After submission, you will receive a confirmation email of receipt within 1 working day. What if my company is a...

ARE YOU IN THE AGRIC VALUE CHAIN? CHECK THE YEAR 2020 EXPORT CALENDAR

Arm yourself with relevant trade information, trade in fast selling commodities

FLEDGE16 ACCELERATOR PROGRAM – GET FUNDING AND MENTORSHIP

Fledge is an intense program of entrepreneurial education and mentorship, guiding entrepreneurs through the complex path from idea to revenues and profits. Fledge16 is the sixteenth iteration of our award-winning accelerator program.  We’re seeking the most impactful startups from around the world. Over the past 7+ years, we’ve worked with and invested in 95 startups from 27 countries, including a...

YOU’VE GOT LARGE QUANTITY CASSAVA TO SELL AND NEED A BUYER? CHECK THIS OUT

Minimum tons of 30 tons – 200 tons daily For Enquiry, Tel: +2348146424047, +234809731109 Address: Interchange, Behind FRSC Office, Along Ibadan Express Way, Shagamu, Ogun State Email: extondave1903@gmail.com

ATTEND THE CONNECT NIGERIA BUSINESS FAIR

DATE: 06 - 07 Mar 2020 VENUE: Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, Nigeria TIME: 9am – 6pm Daily Attendance: FREE To Register, Click Here      -        https://www.connectnigeria.com/bizfair/2020/register "Africa's Largest Business Fair" Connect Nigeria's Business Fair is aimed at fostering collaboration and empowering businesses in Nigeria. The primary objective of the Business Fair...

ATTEND THE EQUIPMENT AND MANUFACTURING WEST AFRICA

DATE:  28 - 30 Apr 2020 VENUE:  Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria TIME: 10am – 5pm Daily Entry Fee: FREE

ATTEND THE WEST AFRICA AGRIBUSINESS SHOW

DATE: 18 - 20 Feb 2020 VENUE: Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria TIME: 8am – 5pm Daily Entry Fee: FREE "Accelerating Food Revolution in West Africa" The West Africa Agribusiness Show is the only regional agribusiness Exhibition in West Africa that benefits stakeholders from all sectors in...

NIGERIA ENERGY FORUM (NEF) 2020 AFRICA ENERGY IDEAS COMPETITION FOR EARLY-STAGE BUSINESS IDEAS

The 5th Africa Energy Innovation Challenge is set to advance the sustainability of early-stage energy firms across Africa. The aim is to develop clean, innovative and bankable energy services for households and businesses, based on low-carbon technologies. This competition challenges early-stage energy entrepreneurs from Africa to collaborate with local research institutions or industries to develop a prototype model of a key device/equipment for a social...

ATTEND THE BAKERY TECH EXPO WEST AFRICA

VENUE:   Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria TIME:  10am – 6pm Daily Entry Fee: FREE "Exploring the Innovative Trends & Strategies in Bakery Technology" Bakery Tech Expo West Africa is an avenue for One-on-One meeting platform between Bakers and Bakery service providers for business network, as well as to source for latest innovation in...

NIGERIA ENERGY FORUM (NEF) 2020 AFRICA ENERGY IDEAS COMPETITION FOR EARLY-STAGE BUSINESS IDEAS

The 5th Africa Energy Innovation Challenge is set to advance the sustainability of early-stage energy firms across Africa. The aim is to develop clean, innovative and bankable energy services for households and businesses, based on low-carbon technologies. This competition challenges early-stage energy entrepreneurs from Africa to collaborate with local research institutions or industries to develop a prototype model of a key device/equipment for a social...

THE PLATFORM NIGERIA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS BOOT CAMP (YPB) 2020 FOR YOUNG NIGERIANS

The Young Professionals Boot camp (YPB) is a 4-day in-residence program for high potential 20-25-year-olds to acquire world-class practical training, inspire innovation, drive success in the marketplace and ultimately lead to the transformation of the Nigerian economy. YPB is an initiative of The Platform Nigeria, powered by Covenant Christian Centre. This year’s edition (the fifth since its inception in 2016) focuses...

TIP OF THE WEEK: SIX THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR BUSINESS STANDOUT AMIDST COMPETITORS

Are you in need of surefire tips to make your small business attract customers and stand out in the midst of your competitors? Well, if you are starting your business from scratch, it’s very pertinent you put in place some certain things that will help the business to attract customers and grow exponentially. Informatively, there are plethora numbers of...

ATTEND THE BAKERY TECH EXPO WEST AFRICA

DATE:  22 - 24 Mar 2020 VENUE:   Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria TIME:  10am – 6pm Daily Entry Fee: FREE "Exploring the Innovative Trends & Strategies in Bakery Technology" Bakery Tech Expo West Africa is an avenue for One-on-One meeting platform between Bakers and Bakery service providers for...

THE PLATFORM NIGERIA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS BOOT CAMP (YPB) 2020 FOR YOUNG NIGERIANS

The Young Professionals Boot camp (YPB) is a 4-day in-residence program for high potential 20-25-year-olds to acquire world-class practical training, inspire innovation, drive success in the marketplace and ultimately lead to the transformation of the Nigerian economy. YPB is an initiative of The Platform Nigeria, powered by Covenant Christian Centre. This year’s edition (the fifth since its inception in 2016) focuses...

ATTEND THE LAGOS INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FAIR

DATE:  25 Apr 2020 VENUE:  Renaissance Lagos Ikeja Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria TIME: 10am – 5pm’ Entry Fee: FREE "Schools expo" Lagos International Student Fair is dedicated to helping institutions recruit prospective international students from Nigeria. This fair is open to all institutions worldwide, helping you meet and recruit a wide...

JOHNSON & JOHNSON/THET AFRICA GRANTS PROGRAMME (AGP) 2020/2021 FOR HEALTH WORKERS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

THET is pleased to announce a fourth round of grants under the Africa Grants Programme (AGP) with support from Johnson & Johnson. The AGP supports the training of health workers in low- and middle-income countries, through engaging partnerships between health organizations in the UK and Ireland and their counterparts in Sub-Saharan Africa. The fourth round of the Africa Grants...

4 POWERFUL WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS

A business is only going to be successful if it is able to keep its customers happy. Solid customer relationships are not built with a single transaction. If your company does not have good relationships with its customers, you will see this reflected in the profits. Customers are not going to stick around for very long when they are not happy with...

WELCOME TO 2020

We thank you for your patronage and cooperation last year and wish you a … HAPPY NEW YEAR WELCOME TO 2020!

QUOTE OF THE WEEK: NOTHING WORKS UNLESS YOU DO

Nothing Works Unless You Do Start Small, Grow Big …….And Start Now

NEED FUNDING FOR YOUR BUSINESS? ATTED THE 1ST OGUN MSME BUSINESS CLINIC

Date: Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 Venue: Centenary Hall, Ake, Abeokuta, Ogun State Time: 10am – 3pm Do your best to attend!

BE PART OF THE NIGERIA INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE INDUSTRY FAIR

Date: 4 -7, November, 2019 Venue:  Hall 1, Tafawa Balewa Square

LEVENTIS FOUNDATION (NIGERIA) ONE-YEAR TRAINING PROGRAMME IN MODERN AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 2019/20

Leventis Foundation invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for: Title: Admission into a One-Year Training Programme in Modern & Sustainable Agriculture Description The comprehensive one-year training exposes the participants to several areas of agriculture and other farm businesses.Admission is open to both male and female candidates.Tuition and...

ATTEND NATIONAL AGRIBUSINESS CONFERENCE 2019

Date: 18 -21 November, 2019 Venue: NAF Conference Centre, Abuja For Registration, visit: www.iamnconference.com

BE PART OF THE ABUJA FAIR AND FASHION SHOW 2019

Date: 26, October, 2019 Time: 9am Venue: Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja

BE PART OF THE NIGERIAN TRADE FORUM 2019

Date: 5 – 6, December, 2019 Venue: Radisson Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos

ATTEND THE NIGERIA FREE ZONES SUMMIT & EXPO 2019

Date: 2nd – 4th December, 2019 Venue: Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. Time: 9am – 5pm Daily Enquiry: 08086783097

ATTEND ALIMOSHO COMMUNITY SME TRADE FAIR

Date: Nov. 28th  – December 1st 2019 Venue: Oaks Garden Cultural Center, Powerline Bus Stop, LASU Expressway, Isheri Idimu, Alimosho, Lagos Time: 9am – 6pm daily Entry: Free Enquiry: 08034707553      

TIP OF THE WEEK – 10 PRICING STRATEGIES YOU NEED TO KNOW AS A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER

Are you about to start a new business? Well, congratulations in advance. Now, you’ll have to put a lot of thought into how you are going to price your products and/or services. It takes more than calculating your costs to set a price. It requires research and understanding consumers and the market. To fix an effective price, you have...

APPLY FOR THE STARTUPXS CHANGEMAKERS SEED GRANT OPPORTUNITY 2020

StartupXs has launched “ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2020” for startups and social enterprises who want to change their community with their innovative business ideas. The aim of the ChangeMakers Seed Grant Opportunity 2020 is about identifying and promoting the best early-stage business idea of innovators, startups and social enterprises. StartupXs supports young entrepreneurs through the early stages of their company development. We believe...

APPLY FOR THE BRITISH COUNCIL #IDEASCHANGELIVES GLOBAL INNOVATION CHALLENGE 2019 (£20,000 PRIZE)

British Council #IdeasChangeLives is the global innovation challenge to find digital solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems. British Council is looking for people with a fresh, entrepreneurial spirit and a big idea that has the potential to make a positive impact on communities across the globe. The winning pitch will get £20,000 to invest in their idea, as well as mentorship and support from...

THE GIZ-SAIS INVESTMENT READINESS PROGRAMME FOR FOR AFRICAN AGRITECH AND FOOD START-UPS

African agritech and food start-ups, listen up! Have you successfully developed innovative digital solutions for the agricultural and food sector with a positive impact on income generation? Are you still looking for company development support to scale your business and increase your impact? The GIZ-SAIS Investment Readiness Programme provides tailor-made company development measures aimed at improving...

AFDB’S USD 5 MILLION FUNDS CREATE ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN YOUTH IN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

About YEI MDTF The Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi-Donor Trust Fund (YEI MDTF) is a key grant-making vehicle of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). The YEI MDTF’s objectives align to the AfDB Ten-Year Strategy (2013-2022) to promote inclusive economic growth including through accelerated investment in Africa’s youth. YEI MDTF is a financial instrument...
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