Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria and indeed across Africa drive the growth of their businesses when they leverage partnership, innovative solutions and viable financial products, Olawale Akanbi, Group Head, Growth Marketing, Merchant and Ecosystem at Interswitch has posited.
Mr. Akanbi made this position during the SME event hosted by Nelly Agbogu popularly known as Naijabrandchick and Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze the promoter of the Accountinghub on Instagram. The event-themed “LET’S TALK: YOUR BUSINESS & SALES” was held in Lagos. The SME event was sponsored by Quickteller Business.
According to him, for practical business strategies and skills needed for SMEs to increase their revenues, SMEs must leverage partnership, innovative solutions and viable financial products to drive the growth of their businesses.
“The SME sector is fundamental to driving the economic development of any nation, critical skills such as business management, bookkeeping and basic accounting processes are necessary for SMEs to stay abreast and scale. This is why Quickteller Business is in partnership with impactful initiatives such as this event to avail SMEs the opportunity to learn and grow their businesses efficiently,” he said.
He noted that Quickteller Business is committed to building capacity and supporting SMEs across the country. He urged SMEs to take advantage of all the offerings on the Quickteller Business platform, explaining that the integrated platform is designed to help them better navigate the challenges around payments collections which invariably allows them to focus on their core businesses, with their diverse transaction requirements taken care of through the versatile platform.
Some of the offerings he urged the SMEs to leverage on the Quickteller Business platform include; escrow services, split settlement, pay with USSD, International acceptance on POS, Quickteller mobile app and ubiquitous android terminals among others.