The Domino Information Company Limited (DICL) small business enterprises workshop has been more than a blessing to me personally, it presented me another opportunity to learn from much more experienced entrepreneurs and consultants and I say kudos to the DICL team for putting this together.
One thing was clear at the event;
….for any economy to develop, Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises have to be supported and nurtured to grow, otherwise there will be no meaningful development for that economy.
The Small Business Enterprises workshop was very successful because of the quality of training and resource persons that delivered them.
Agenda for the 1st day of the event was as follows;
- Planning Process
- Previous year’s review of small business enterprises
- Panel session on Finance and Human Resource Management
While I appreciated the presentation and past year’s review, I enjoyed the panel discussions most because it presented small business owners the opportunity to ask questions on issues that are bothered them most.
The panel discussion sessions featured 6 people; 3 for Finance and HR respectively:
Finance Panel discussion on financing your business plan had;
- Mr A. Sowunmi – Development Finance Directorate
- Mr Sonny Ekadayen – Bank of Industry
- Mr Sola Olubode – CEO, Money Com Micro Finance Bank
The panel discussion on HR management strategies for Small Business Enterprises had;
- Mr Emmanuel Etomi – Former, Head of Recruitment, Shell Nigeria
- Ms Aisha Maina – CEO, Aquarian Consult, Abuja
- Mr Dele Ajisebutu – CEO, Global Outsourcing Services Ltd
Both panel discussions were moderated by the CEO of Domino Information Company Limited, Mr Uzo Nduka.
It was a great event. We picked the brains of the discussants as much as we could and as always I learnt so much.
The workshop continues tomorrow, with the sole aim of helping all participants present to come up with at least the first draft of their business plans.
I intend to follow their guidelines to produce a business plan for an Internet start up idea currently being pursued by our team.
Trust me to post my experience after tomorrow’s session until then…. I have to go now.
If you would like to attend this event, then I suggest you call Onome on 08166263527 right away!