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UBA holds another edition of its monthly Business Series to equip SMEs

by Salami Azeez

As part of its commitment to support the growth and sustainability of Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises in the continent, pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa Plc, is set to organise the next edition of its UBA Business Series.

The UBA Business Series, which is a monthly event, is an MSME Workshop as well as a capacity building initiative of the bank, where business leaders and professionals share well-researched insights on best practices for running successful businesses, especially in the face of the difficult operating environment that dominates the African business landscape.

Through this initiative, UBA has been assisting with essential tips to help businesses re-examine their models and strategies and ensure that they stay afloat and remain thriving.

The topic for the next edition of the series is: “Managing Performance for Business Growth.”

It will be held on April 14, 2021 via Microsoft Teams.

At this session, the Managing Director, Secure ID Limited, Kofo Akinkugbe, will be sharing useful tips and insights on the key strategies of performance management to boost business growth.

Akinkugbe is the founder of SecureID Nigeria, a MasterCard, VISA and Verve certified Smartcard Personalization Bureau and Digital Technology company.

She currently serves as the Managing Director/CEO, Secure Card Manufacturing, a Smartcard manufacturing plant producing high security identity cards and documents for the Banking, Telecoms and Public sectors across Africa and beyond.

The capacity building event is a virtual session, which is open to all, including business owners and leaders, and will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 2pm WAT.

Interested participants can register via: http://bit.ly/UBASMEWorkshopMarch2021

UBA’s Head, SME Banking, Sampson Aneke, said of Akinkugbe: “With her vast experience garnered over the years from various sectors, she will help business owners understand how performance management strategies can be effectively implemented to ensure business growth.”

Aneke emphasised UBA’s commitment and deep passion for small businesses, which, according to him, remains the engine of any developing economy, adding: “We know small businesses are the backbone of the economy in every country.

“In many climes, businesses with fewer than 100 employees account for 98.2 per cent of all businesses.

“This no doubt captures the importance of SMEs to a thriving economy, which is why UBA is committed to seeing them flourish.”

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