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  Applications are open for the ProvidusBank SME Program. Now organizing its fourth cohort, this program results from collaboration between ProvidusBank and the Enterprise Development Center. It is designed to provide owners of SMEs in Nigeria with the skills and capabilities they need to make their businesses grow and become more profitable.
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Through this program, business owners will learn to craft and execute long-term strategic plans, define their products’ value proposition, and build a network of contacts that will support their growth and success within their target market.
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The ProvidusBank SME Program offers these benefits to participating business owners:
  • Could you enable them to develop a growth plan?
  • Acquire the capacity to lead their teams effectively
  • Define their business’s value proposition as clearly as possible
  • Implement structures that support long-term sustainability
  • Develop a ‘go-to-market’ strategy for products and services
  • Access business advisory that will help address specific challenges
  • Be plugged into a network of valuable business contacts

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This program is open to businesses that meet these criteria:
  • The business owner must be a citizen or legal resident of Nigeria
  • Business should be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
  • For-profit organizations from any sector
  • Must have been in operation for at least 5 years
  • Sales or turnover of at least ₦25-50 million
  • Must keep financial records
Applications will remain open until March 18, 2024. If you want to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE.
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This article was first published on 23rd February 2024 and updated on February 25th, 2024 at 3:25 pm


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.

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