Diamond Bank Hold Training for Entrepreneurs

Diamond Bank Hold Training for Entrepreneurs

Diamond Bank, Facebook Hold Training for Entrepreneurs In Nigeria

The Diamond bank is back again to train Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SME), owners how to scale up their businesses through online marketing platforms in collaboration with world giant social media network, Facebook.
The training lasted for a day, in Calabar, Cross River State on the 30th of August, Thursday 2018 with over 120 SME owners in attendance, which is aimed at scaling up the skills of small businesses to cater to millions of Facebook users in Nigeria and beyond.

Nkem Okoro, the Head and Regional Businesses – South, Diamond Bank Plc, reported to the press that, at the event that the training is in collaboration with SheLeads Africa, a representative of Facebook.

Adding to what Mrs. Okoro disclosed to the newsmen, she also stated Entrepreneurs need to sprout fast by harnessing the power of technology to make payments online. She further talked a lot about this convincing us to the extent we believed that most diamond bank users don’t even know the diamond bank transfer code which is so disappointing.
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“As one of the fastest growing retail banks in the country, Diamond Bank is always at the forefront of leveraging technology to drive SME businesses.
The idea behind the training is to give our SME customers an opportunity to merge their personal and business Facebook accounts. There are over two billion people on Facebook and with that, our customers will be able to showcase their products to this large population as well as get leads that will take their businesses forward.

We have over 120 SME customers that are participating in today’s event and we intend to actualize our promise to provide them with financial and non-financial services. We provide such non-financial services knowing that when our customers succeed it will trickle down to us,” said Okoro.

Ayodele Olojede, the head, Emerging Businesses, Diamond Bank Plc, said the bank recognized that access to market was a limiting factor in doing business, adding that, “We also recognize the contributing factor of women in the growth of GDP. It is therefore important to continue to support them to scale up and improve their productivity.

What we are doing today is to teach them how to create and monetize their online visibility. Just by being on Facebook, you can increase your sales by over 33 percent and a lot of women are not aware of this. Facebook is already a market for 26 million Nigerians and yet business owners are unaware. That is the reason for this training- to support businesses to grow. This is one of the first series across the country and we are planning to reach between 10, 000 and 20, 000 customers nationwide.”

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