9mobile is to empower Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in and around Lagos at its quarterly business networking and empowerment platform, Market Access scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017 to further show its commitment to the growth of small businesses in the country.
Market Access, organised in partnership with the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan- Atlantic University, is a platform for SMEs owners to interact with large corporations to share knowledge and strategies that could enable the growth of start-ups and small businesses.
The Lagos edition will hold at Zone Conference Centre, Plot 9, Gbagada Industrial Scheme, besides UPS, Gbagada Expressway, Lagos with the theme: Access to Sustainable Market For SMEs: Challenges And Opportunities.
Speaking on the forum, the Director, Enterprise Market Segment, 9mobile, Plato Syrimis, said 9mobile Market Access empowers potential entrepreneurs by facilitating opportunities for them to network, share knowledge and ideas, as this was an important driver towards achieving their individual goals.
“SMEs are enablers of national economic development and one of the ways that we can help them to fulfill that role is to empower them with the essential knowledge and strategies they require to nurture their businesses. 9mobile is an innovative network and we are delighted to continuously be at the forefront of empowering SMEs across Nigeria through the Market Access platform,” he said.
Syrimis added that Lagos, as the ‘Centre of Excellence’ is also Nigeria’s economic nerve centre. Therefore, hosting SMEs in the city has a much wider reach and impact.
“One of the major benefits of bringing entrepreneurs together under one roof to interact and share ideas is to empower their burgeoning businesses at no cost to them. This is another demonstration of how 9mobile delivers quality service in keeping with its Naija spirit,” he stated.
Since it launched services into the Nigerian market nine years ago, 9mobile has supported enterprises across various sectors through the development of innovative solutions and platforms, which include the SME Arena, MoreBusiness 2.0, Millionaire Hunt, KwikCash, 9mobile Prize for Innovation and 9mobile Prize for Literature, among others.