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Providus Bank SME Programme 2024: (Cohort 4) for Young Nigerian Entrepreneurs

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Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024 Providus Bank SME Program tailored for young Nigerian Entrepreneurs.

In collaboration with the Enterprise Development Centre, ProvidusBank has established the ProvidusBank SME Program with the aim of enhancing the capabilities of business owners in Nigeria. The program seeks to equip participants with the necessary skills and competencies to formulate comprehensive strategic plans for the advancement of their businesses and the enhancement of profitability.

Program Advantages

The ProvidusBank SME Program offers the following benefits to participants:

  • Formulation of growth strategies for their businesses
  • Enhancement of leadership skills to effectively manage teams
  • Definition of the value proposition of their businesses
  • Implementation of structures to ensure long-term viability
  • Develop a comprehensive ‘go-to-market’ strategy for your products and services.
  • Receive personalized one-on-one business advisory sessions to address specific challenges faced by your company.
  • Engage with a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, fostering the exchange of ideas and sharing of industry best practices.
  • Establish a valuable network of contacts for both business and personal development purposes.

Application Procedure:

Step 1 – Eligibility Criteria:

  • The business proprietor must be a Nigerian citizen or have legal residency status.
  • The business must be officially registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Nigeria.
  • The business must operate on a for-profit basis within any sector.
  • Applicants must be available to commit to the training schedule upon acceptance.
  • The business must have been operational for a minimum of five years.
  • The business should have a minimum sales/turnover of 25-50 million naira.
  • Maintain proper financial records.

Contact Information:

Jude –

Chukwunonso –

For Further Details:

Application Deadline: March 29, 2024

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