A Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) capacity-building company, Powerup Project Abuja is collaborating with the AUN Center for Entrepreneurship to train Northeast-based entrepreneurs.
The Center’s Assistant Director, Dr. Raimi Lukman of the School of Business & Entrepreneurship, said the one-day boot camp of April 26 was designed to provide formal training targeted at addressing some of the major impediments which limit SME growth, sustainability, and expansion in an emerging economy like Nigeria's.
"Powerup Project Abuja and the Center wanted to develop entrepreneurs in the Northeast, so both startup and existing entrepreneurs were trained in areas of deficiencies to help grow their businesses effectively."
Dr. Raimi who applauded the initiative said the AUN Center for Entrepreneurship played a major role in its success. "The company chose AUN to be the hub for developing entrepreneurs in the Northeast and we used our expertise to mobilize over 250 participants."
Other active partners of the initiative include the Adamawa Chamber of Commerce, Women Volunteer Leaders, Adamawa, and Goggojl Initiative, Adamawa.
The participants were trained on cash flow management and record keeping, accessing local and foreign finances, understanding SME accounting and basic tax principles, Scaling up SME Products and Services for Business Expansion and IT Security as a Business Enabler.
Reported by Tina Bitrus