United Bank for Africa Plc is set to organise a workshop to support the growth of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises. The workshop, scheduled for Wednesday via Microsoft Teams, will host professionals who will share their experiences and give essential tips to MSME and business owners on how to take their businesses to the next level.

The two-session workshop will specifically target financial record keeping in business, a major challenge that business owners face.

The Founder, Accounting Hub, Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze, will take the first session that will give insight and share practical knowledge on Bookkeeping and Accounting Basics for Small Businesses. The second session, by UBA Group Head, Tax Management, Emeka Amadi, will give practical tips on Tax Management for Small Businesses.

According to UBA Group Head, Consumer and Retail Banking, Jude Anele, MSMEs, the engine of any developing economy, should be armed with the necessary tools to help galvanise their businesses.

Anele adds: “UBA is committed to the overall growth of its customers beyond banking services, and the bank’s passion is hinged on ensuring that customers and entrepreneurs run businesses that can stand the test of time with the knowledge and experience required to take their businesses to the next level.

“Because of our interest in Businesses and customers, we conceptualised the SME workshop to fill the existing gaps observed in businesses thus assisting them to learn new ways of doing business and how to package their businesses for increased patronage.”

UBA Group Head, Marketing and Customer Experience, Michelle Nwoga, says the event is open to business owners and leaders across Nigeria. Participants will be trained in record keeping, cost reduction, stock compiling, financial and tax planning, maximising opportunities, financial planning, and projections.

Nwoga explains that the bank is on the constant look-out for top business personalities who are able to share their growth strategies with other upcoming business owners, adding: “Our business leaders for this workshop are experienced in every sense of the word and willing to share insight with others on how to grow their business.”

Amadi, a seasoned Chartered Accounting and Tax professional with 14 years of experience, has facilitated several seminars and training to finance professionals and small businesses.

Ifeanyi-Eze is the Founder, Accountinghub, a tech-accounting firm. She is a Chartered Accountant and has received several academic and entrepreneurial awards.