FCMB Drives Growth , Organises Business Finance Training For Abuja SMEs


The First City Monument Bank ( FCMB ) has reiterated its commitment to champion and execute initiatives that would boost the growth and performance of small and medium scale enterprises ( SMEs) through increased lending, capacity building , advisory and value - added offerings that would fast -track overall national development .
The bank gave the assurance during the third in its series of free capacity building programmes, tagged : ‘‘ Business Enterprises and Sustainability Training ( BEST ),’’ organised for existing and start - up SMEs in Abuja on the 1 st of September , 2018 . This followed the success of the first and second editions of the training in Lagos .
The initiative , led by FCMB Training Academy , the bank’s business banking group and seasoned facilitators , focused on business and skills development , marketing, finance and accounting for SMEs . It covered various topical areas such as identifying business opportunities, improving productivity , raising capital , optimising sales, cost and revenue management among others.
Speaking on the BEST initiative , the executive director , Business Development of FCMB , Mrs . Bukola Smith , said the bank recognised the increasing role and impact of SMEs on the lives of people and the society .
According to her, “ The BEST initiative is one of the innovative ways we support the growth of our SME customers because without effective training and exposure , it can be a challenge to succeed . In FCMB , we are passionate about helping our customers thrive in a sustainable manner .
“ We believe that this comprehensive training programme will go a long way to impact positively on the operators of SMEs and propel them to further develop themselves . This will also help them take their respective businesses to the next level and compete favourably within and outside the Nigerian market . We therefore , urge participants to take advantage of the unique opportunities provided by FCMB . ’’
Also commenting , the head , Training Academy of FCMB , Mr . Sola Oyegbade, stated that “ The BEST Initiative is a proof of our commitment to the growth and sustainability of the SMEs . We focus on helping and getting these businesses sustained beyond just focusing on what value they add to our own Business on the immediate , and then overlook the critical need to develop the nation ’s growing economy . A number of our SME partners who have participated in earlier versions of this training , are much better off today .’’
Participants at the capacity training expressed gratitude to FCMB for living up to its value as a simple , reliable and helpful bank that creates opportunities and values .
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