RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

7 Challenges of a Rising Entrepreneur

Jul 21 2015 / Published in Growing

Most times, people say there is nothing as good as being self employed. It is easier said than done. Before now, I got a quote while watching CNN

Challenges Hindering the Growth of Nigerian SMEs

Aug 17 2015 / Published in Research & Development

The central bank of Nigeria in one of it's researches, published a report titled "SME: Issues, Challenges and Prospects" written by Prof. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka Director

Government Supported Event Launches its First Edition in Lagos

Aug 16 2015 / Published in News

SME and Franchising Nigeria Exhibition and Congress, organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, is Africa’s first and largest business to business platform with a focus on SME and Franchising. The event will take place for the first time on December 2-3 2015 at the Eko Hotel International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. SME and Franchising Nigeria is supported by governmental bodies SMEDAN, NOTAP, NIFA and NASME. It provides a unique platform for Nigeria's entire SME and franchising value chain to meet under one roof.

According to Simon Page, Managing Director, Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, “We are pleased to be launching this initiative and tapping further into Nigeria’s rich and growing economy. It is important to be on the forefront of its development and this event seeks to provide numerous opportunities for SME and Franchises to further expand their presence and grow. The event offers anunrivalled opportunity to meet and network with potential partners, suppliers, customers and investors.”

With 500m2 of exhibition space, local, regional and international companies can meet, network and forge new business ties with entrepreneurs and SME's in Nigeria. The event also enables face-to-face relationships to blossom with potential franchisees who are interested in finding out more about the exhibiting brands.

The event will attract more than 1000 attendees, entrepreneurs, decision makers and business leaders, all in search of lucrative business opportunities. It's the ideal channel for those who attend to expand their reach and connect to likeminded professionals. A number of local, regional and global exhibitors will showcase their products and services at the two-day SME and Franchising Nigeria Exhibition including industry giants such as IBM, Microsoft Nigeria LTD, and FCMB.

The conference programmes will feature keynote presentations, real-life case studies and interactive discussions. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from key industry experts, who will share their expertise and experiences on how to start their own businesses in Nigeria as well as updates on Nigeria's franchise outlook, growth opportunities, government input and risk management. They will also help them identify viable franchise opportunities and provide an analysis of which direction the industry is headed in.

For more information about SME and Franchising Nigeria, please call +971 408 2813 or visit www.smeandfranchisingnigeria.com .

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How Entrepreneurs can be More Successful in Africa

Jul 19 2015 / Published in Innovation

Two major things that are driving the business world every entrepreneur must tap into are on-demand economy and knowledge economy. These two represent how