UBA Business Series to equip SMEs with performance management strategies

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United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc is set to organise the next edition of its business series as part of its commitment to supporting the growth and sustainability of micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSME).

The UBA Business Series, which is a monthly event, is an MSME workshop as well as a capacity building initiative of the bank where business leaders and professionals share well-researched insights on best practices for running successful businesses, especially in the face of the difficult operating environment that dominates the African business landscape.

Through this initiative, UBA has been assisting with essential tips to help businesses re-examine their models and strategies and ensure that they stay afloat and remain thriving.

The topic for the forthcoming series is ‘Managing performance for business growth,’ and it will be held on Wednesday, April 14 via Microsoft Teams at 2pm WAT. At this session, UBA said the managing director of Secure ID Limited, Kofo Akinkugbe, will be sharing useful tips and insights on the key strategies of performance management to boost business growth.

Mrs Akinkugbe is the founder of SecureID Nigeria, a MasterCard, VISA and Verve certified Smartcard personalisation bureau and digital technology company. She currently serves as the managing director/CEO, Secure Card Manufacturing, – a smartcard manufacturing plant producing high security identity cards and documents for the banking, telecoms and public sectors across Africa and beyond.

UBA’s head of SME banking Sampson Aneke said of Akinkugbe, “With her vast experience garnered over the years from various sectors, she will help business owners understand how performance management strategies can be effectively implemented to ensure business growth.”

He emphasised UBA’s commitment and deep passion for small businesses, which according to him, remains the engine of any developing economy.

“We know small businesses are the backbone of the economy in every country. In many climes, businesses with fewer than 100 employees account for 98.2% of all businesses. This no doubt captures the importance of SMEs to a thriving economy which is why UBA is committed to seeing them flourish,” Mr Aneke added.

Interested participants can register via this link.