United Bank for Africa (UBA) Ghana has held the second series of the 2022 SME capacity building edition in Kumasi.
The initiative reaffirms the bank’s purpose to equip SMEs in the country with the financial advisory services and requisite knowledge to expand their business.
Speaking on the theme, ‘Maximizing SME Business growth opportunities in Ghana’ at the Sunset Hotel, Sylvia Inkoom, Deputy Managing Director at UBA Ghana noted that the bank is working in these annual workshops to offer customers real opportunities and scale their businesses.
She noted that UBA assists its customers through all stages of their businesses and the capacity building workshop is one of the ways to achieve that.
“When your businesses grow, we grow with you and when you are out of business, invariably, we also. Therefore, we have an interest in your business growth,” says Sylvia.
The Deputy Managing Director added that UBA offers consumers access to market opportunities through a variety of actions.
This year’s keynote speaker, Owusu Achiaw Kwaakye, CEO of Naton Olives Consult, revisited his theme of “scaling up your business growth through access to the new market” by covering a variety of themes, such as identifying and evaluating market prospects.
The attendees from Kumasi left the Sunset Hotel with plenty of useful advice on how to run and expand their businesses.
The Accra and Kumasi workshops have thus far had good feedback.
A participant in Kumasi said, “I have learnt a lot today from this workshop and the speakers. I have gained so much information. And I’m also happy that I get to connect with other SMEs who attended this workshop”.
Customers and participants were urged by Peter Dery, Head of Retail Bank at UBA, to enhance their record-keeping culture in order to obtain support from the Bank. That, he said, would be one method for figuring out what their company was really worth.
He promised that UBA would continue to provide them with customized solutions and expand its capacity-building workshops, SME clinics, and other programs.