MTN Partners Microsoft to Empower 50 SMEs in Lagos with Digital Training
Recognizing the significant contributions of SMEs to the country’s economy, MTN Nigeria, in partnership with Microsoft Nigeria, has undertaken the first edition of its MTN-Microsoft Training Program which is aimed at driving growth within the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment of the Enterprise Business in Nigeria.
The training leverages Microsoft’s technologies and MTN’s innovative expertise to empower and create string value propositions for Nigeria’s fast-growing SME sector. These include providing entrepreneurs with a comprehensive set of Microsoft Office skills required to help them streamline their financial and business processes, improve customer interactions, and address some of their challenges which in turn would help grow the sector.
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And for this first edition, over 50 SMEs benefited from the 6-hour session and gained firsthand experience on how to use Microsoft Excel to improve accounting and record keeping. The programme also gave entrepreneurs first-hand training on how to standardize their entire organizational business processes, including sales, finance, human resources, operations, logistics, and marketing to function as one integrated whole.
It does this by connecting data across accounting, sales, purchasing, inventory and customer interactions, using technology.
Speaking at the training, Onyinye Ikenna-Emeka, General Manager, Enterprise Marketing said:
We believe we can make a significant impact by providing free resources for a generation of entrepreneurs who are passionate about developing and commercialising small scale businesses. MTN Nigeria has decided to open its doors to all SMEs who are committed to learning and building. We are interested in supporting anyone and everyone who can contribute to improving Nigeria’s economy.
The training is the first in the series of training collaborations MTN has planned for small business owners across various regions in the country to deliver value to businesses and in turn grow the country’s economy.
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