Post Image

If you’re an entrepreneur and you struggle to keep your business’s accounts updated, or can’t understand the myriad legal requirements you’re supposed to abide by, you’ll need help to get a grip on them. That’s because you’ll be coming up against them at some point in your enterprise building journey if it takes you as far as you’d want with it.

Thankfully, there are agencies that can help you with the technical aspects of your business. Research and advisory service companies exist to take the burden of market research, bookkeeping, and complex regulatory requirements off your back. Some of them will help you with vital, business-transforming information; others will handle the more complicated aspects of your work so that you’re able to focus on your core business functions.

This article mentions five of such firms- easily the most recognizable in their niches –and tells how they could help you tackle those tiresome brain-wracking issues you’ve been having with your venture.

1. Accounting Hub

How about hiring a remote accountant that helps you manage your accounting records?

Accounting Hub lets you do exactly that. It’s cast as Nigeria’s small business accountant, and it has taken on the bookkeeping duties for numerous SMEs. Thanks to its reliance on cloud systems, it’s able to share the data it collects and records with its clients on a regular basis.     

General financial consultancy services are also available at Accounting Hub.

2. Agile P3

If you’re in need of professional Project Management training, you might consider checking Agile P3’s services.

But there’s a lot more that Agile P3 does. As a management consulting outfit, they work to develop human capital within companies and improve the way their client businesses are run. Clients undergoing its academy training will expect to acquire communication, case analysis, risk management, and business reporting skills, among others.

3. DIY Law

One of the more well-known legal services startups, DIY Law is building a reputation for itself as a smart response to the demand for legal advice from a generation of young tech-savvy entrepreneurs.

They deal with the usual intersections of law and commerce in Nigeria: business registration, trademark registration, tax issues, website privacy and non-disclosure agreements. The great thing about them is that you can order documents like employee contracts, non-disclosure agreement, and document notarization from them via their website, and have them delivered to you.

You can also find the contact details of lawyers you can engage with on their website.

4. The Longe Practice

The Longe Practice is a legal advisory firm which works principally with startups to resolve their regulatory, contract, and other legal issues. Their services cover a wide stretch of the startup pathway, from incubation to early-stage growth.

The possible standout features of the Longe Practice’s offerings are its flexible payment options. There’s also an emphasis on breaking down complex legal jargon into simple terms that their client can understand.       

5. Valucon Business Services

Valucon offers business and enterprise development services to small businesses. They assist SMEs seeking funding from financial institutions with advice that could help them get their loan requests approved. They also develop bankable business plans, design growth initiatives, and equip their client entrepreneurs with skills through enterprise management and building training.

Featured image source: Accounting Hub

You might also like:
This article was first published on 14th June 2019


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

Comments (109)

109 thoughts on “5 Business Advisory Service Providers for SMEs in Nigeria”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *