UBA Holds MSME Workshop for Entrepreneurs

MSMEs Sustainability

By Adedapo Adesanya

In its continuous bid to support the growth of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and equip them with the necessary tools aimed at strengthening and sustaining their businesses, pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, is set to organise another MSME Workshop for entrepreneurs.

The workshop, which will hold on Wednesday, July 29 via Microsoft Teams, will host professionals who will share their experiences and give essential tips to MSME and business owners on how to their businesses to the next level.

This workshop, which will be in two separate sessions, will specifically target financial record keeping in business which has been established as one of the major challenges that business owners face and it promises to be an eye-opener to participants.

The founder, Accounting Hub, Mrs Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze, will take the first session as she gives insights and shares practical knowledge on Bookkeeping and Accounting Basics for Small Businesses.

On the other hand, in the second session, UBA’s Group Head, Tax Management, Mr Emeka Amadi, will take participants through practical steps on Tax Management for Small Businesses.

Speaking on this, UBA’s Group Head, Consumer and Retail Banking, Mr Jude Anele, explained that as the engine of any developing economy, MSMEs should be armed with the necessary tools that will help galvanise their businesses.

He said that this necessitated the regular MSME workshops organised by the bank to assist both its customers and non-customers to boost their businesses.

“UBA is committed to the overall growth of its customers beyond banking services, and the bank’s passion is hinged on ensuring that customers and entrepreneurs run businesses that can stand the test of time with the knowledge and experience required to take their businesses to the next level.

“Because of our interest in Businesses and customers, we conceptualised the SME workshop to fill the existing gaps observed in businesses thus assisting them to learn new ways of doing business and how to package their businesses for increased patronage,” Mr Anele noted.

UBA’s Group Head, Marketing & Customer Experience, Mrs Michelle Nwoga, said the seminar is open to all business owners and leaders across Nigeria reiterated its important because of the long-term impact which ranges from strengthened confidence, skills, knowledge, and resources.

Participants will be trained in record keeping, cost reduction, stock compiling, financial and tax planning, maximising opportunities, financial planning and projections.

Mrs Nwoga further explained that the bank is on the constant look-out for top business personalities who are able to share their growth strategies with other upcoming business owners, adding, “Our business leaders for this workshop are experienced in every sense of the word and willing to share insight with others on how to grow their business.”

Mr Emeka Amadi is a seasoned Chartered Accounting and Tax professional with14 years’ experience. He has facilitated several seminars and training to Finance professionals and sensitising SMEs on the importance of Tax and Accounting function in business value creations.

Mrs Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze who is the Founder, Accountinghub, a tech-accounting firm, is a Chartered Accountant. She is a recipient of several awards, both academic and entrepreneurial, as well as an amazing speaker and writer.

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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