Over 300 business owners who are customers of Skye Bank Plc operating within the General Commerce sector benefitted from the bank-sponsored business management workshop which took place in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, last week.
02The workshop was part of a capacity building efforts for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) owners designed to bridge the knowledge and skills deficit and gap in the nation?s SME sector.
Welcoming participants, Skye Bank?s Executive Director, South-South/Retail Banking, Mrs. Ibiye Ekong, assured existing and prospective customers of the bank?s continued commitment to support small businesses.
Ekong advised customers of the bank to take advantage of the different financial products available at the bank for SMEs, including the Central Bank?s N200 billion SME loan scheme, to grow and transform their businesses.
She said, ?Skye Bank will continue to provide the support customers need to successfully access the Central Bank facility. This is expected to provide the leverage their businesses require for increased productivity.?
While delivering his keynote address, the Group President, Everyday Group of Companies, Dr. Charles Dimwobi, underscored the importance of effective business planning and creativity in business development.
Dimwobi also encouraged participants to identify where their passion lies, adding that, competition is a given in any business.
?Competition is an important part of the business equation. Instead of wishing away competition or trying to establish a monopoly, a successful small business has to identify and maximize opportunities. That is the way to deal with competition, and ensure business growth?, he said
Some of the participants commended the bank for the initiative which offers a platform where several issues relating to Skye Bank Plc and the Banking industry in Nigeria could be addressed by the bank?s representatives.

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