Small and Medium Enterprise Courses

SME 01

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Entrepreneurial Management Training
People on paid employment after ignore the fact that they too can establish an enterprise to employ others. It is therefore part of corporate responsibility, besides provision of fat remuneration to employees, to provide for their employees an active service life when they retire from their present emplyment. The course is specially designed to focus on the development of entrepreneurial traits of employess. This will in effect, develop their venture ideas and help them to transform such ideas into real business entity.

For Whom
Suitable for officers that are about to retire from two years to the time of retirement, retired officers and officers in charge of personnel and pensioners.

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  • development of venture ideas
  • business opportunity guidance
  • achievement motivation training
  • setting up a business enterprise (Business Plan)
  • financing small ventures
  • basic record keeping and accounting
  • time and stress management
  • examples of small businesses case study

SME 02

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Effective Management for Small and Medium Enterprises
In Nigeria, small and medium enterprise operate in a horible state of poor infrastructure, adverse economic climate, lack of access to funding, high input costs, serious competition and ignorance of the owners in many respects. This condition often leads to high rate of business failure. These challenges call for small and medium entrepreneurs to acquaint themselves with core management skills and competences. This course is designed to develop managerial capacities of small and medium entrepreneurs for them to survive the harsh business environment.

For Whom
Owners and managers of small and medium enterprises, management consultants, enterprise advisers, bankers and public institutions dealing with SMEs.

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  • an overview of management of SME's environmental challenges and survival strategies
  • planning, organizing, motivation and control functions
  • operation issues
  • product and services technical matters
  • resources requirement
  • marketing of product and services.

SME 03

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Understanding the Operation of Microfinance Banks and Microfinance Funding
With the offshoot of the microfinance institutions in the banking industry, it is necessary for all concerned, especially those who want to source funds for SMEs to understand the operation of the new generation banks for the masses and how they source funds from them.

For Whom
Suitable for operators and regulators of microfinance banks, owners of SMEs and managers.

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  • an overview of microfinance
  • beneficiaries of microfinance
  • origin of microfinance
  • access to credit facilities
  • finding sources operation of microfinance
  • prudential guidelines for microfinance by CBN
  • interest rates regime
  • microfinance methodologies

SME 04

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Micro Finance Strategy
This intensive training course is specially designed for any organization planning to start micro credit business or has just commenced it. It is an introductory course that will cover the basic planning process and how to run a successful trade.

For Whom
Directors and officers of micro-finance institutions, finance managers and credit officers.

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  • an over view of the operations of micro-finance institutions/banks
  • review of its accounting and internal control
  • cash control review
  • risk asset review
  • prudential review
  • planning loan portfolio and loan portfolio tracking system
  • report writing.

SME 05

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Personal Financial Management for Small and Medium Entrepreneur
One of the keys to business success is ability to interpret financial statements and appreciate the need to keep good financial records. One of the record keeping and inability to understand the financial status of business. The course is designed to make managers of small and medium enterprises appreciate the rudimentary ingredient of financial management.

For Whom
All small and medium business owners.

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  • basic financial principles
  • functions of cash flow management
  • cost/profit/volume relationship
  • financial control
  • ratio analysis.

SME 06

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Simplified Accounting for Small Scale Enterprises
Many small and medium businesses in Nigeria fail because of lack of book keeping and proper accounting system. The course is therefore designed to equip SMEs business owners on how they can keep simple accounting records to keep track of their financial transactions.

For Whom
all small and medium business owners and those who want to start a new business.

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  • principle of accounting equation
  • introduction to simple book keeping
  • converting incomplete records into proper accounting system
  • accounting concepts and principles
  • types of accounts
  • trial balance
  • profit and loss statement and balance sheet

SME 07

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Using ICT to Foster Development and Growth in SMEs
In recognition of the importance of SMEs sector and its contribution to the National Vision 2020, government has continued to design and implement a number of policies and programmes supportive to the development of the sector, which includes;deploying ICT to improve productive processes, increasing competitiveness of productsand services, and extending outreach and market access.This is therefore part of the key strategies that respond proactively to the emerging opportunities& challenges.

It is in this regard that we have developed comprehensive lecture materials that will aid the usage of ICT in fostering the development and growth of the SMEs.

For Whom
Suitablefor all SME owners, operators, regulators and the general public.

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  • SMEs and development goals
  • what are the SMEs?
  • information and communication needs for SMEs
  • application of information and communication technologies to SMEs
  • using Open Source Software (OSS) in SMEs
  • ICT areas and cost implications.

SME 08

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Understanding the Mortgage Institutions and Mortgage Management
As part of the present government objectives, every citizen, especially those in employment is to own a shelter. The mortgage institutions are specialized vehicles for achieving the purpose. The course is to provide a platform for stakeholders to understand the operation of he mortgage institutions, how funds can be accessed and how mortgages can be properly managed by those concerned.

For Whom
Suitable for executives and senior management staff of mortgage institutions, senior staff of housing, executives and senior staff of regulatory authorities and those who have taken or intend to take mortgage loans.

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  • mortgage institutions in Nigeria
  • review of legal issues and legislations
  • an overview of mortgage operations
  • mortgage institution: credit admin and analysis
  • accounting for mortgage operation
  • prudential requirements
  • market research
  • risk mortgage reviews.

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