FCMB launches initiative to boost SMEs Productivity and Performance

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In a bid to demonstrate its commitment to the growth of the Small and Medium Enterprises, First City Monument Bank has created a platform to connect them to experts among other initiatives.

The initiative tagged, “Top-5-in-5,” a digital video knowledge sharing and capacity building series designed to give the SMEs practical insights into different areas of businesses to inspire them to operate optimally and successfully according to a statement by the bank .

The “Top 5-in-5” initiative was one more way FCMB aims to add value to the SMEs and ensure they could thrive as well as boost the productivity and overall performance of businesses.

The series which would feature accomplished thought leaders and experts across diverse areas of business who would deliver five quality tips in five minutes during each episode, it will help the SMEs explore solutions to specific challenges or pain-points.  The series would run for an initial period of seven weeks, with a new episode released every week.

The series will showcase an impressive line-up of experts including Senior Partner at Verraki Partners, Kelvin Balogun; Managing Director of  DCSL Corporate Services Limited, Bisi Adeyemi; Chief Executive Officer/Founder Naija Startups, Aramide Abe; Managing Director, CMC Connect, Yomi Badejo-Okusanya; Chief Operating Officer, TISV Digital, Omotolani Tayo-Oshikoya; Executive Director,  Business Development, FCMB, Bukola Smith and Managing Director, FCMB Asset Management, James Ilori.”

Some of the topics the series will cover  are ‘Building a sustainable business that outlives you’; ‘Differentiating your business through innovation and raising funds for your business, ‘Making your network work for your business’; and ‘Growing a thriving side hustle and diversifying your investment income’.

The videos and other information on the series, including a section that offered viewers the opportunity to download useful resources, could be accessed online according to the statement from the bank.

FCMB stated that it had remained resilient and sustained the tempo of its support for businesses despite the challenges of the environment, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic.



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