MORE than 300 business owners who are customers of Skye Bank Plc benefited from the bank’s business management workshop in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, recently.
The workshop was part of capacity building efforts for owners of Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, designed to bridge the knowledge, skills deficit and gap in the nation’s SME sector.
Welcoming participants, Skye Bank’s Executive Director, South-South/Retail Banking, Mrs. Ibiye Ekong, advised customers of the bank to take advantage of the different financial products available at the bank for SMEs, including the Central Bank of Nigeria’s N200 billion SME loan scheme to grow and transform their businesses.
In his address, the Group President, Everyday Group of Companies, Dr. Charles Dimwobi, underscored the importance of effective business planning and creativity in business development.
“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 maximise opportunities,” he said.
Some of the participants commended the bank for the initiative which offered 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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