Want to do business with the United States from Africa? DO NOT MISS THIS VIRTUAL SUMMIT

Over the years, the United States Government has funded a number of agencies and platforms to support African companies to do business with both the U.S. government itself and with the U.S. private sector.  

To provide more clarity on ways in which the U.S. can assist in growing African businesses and entrepreneurs through trade, investment, and technical assistance, Africa.com is organising a one-day Virtual Summitif you are a Motherland Mogul looking to expand your business into the United States, this is not the one to miss!

This Virtual Summit will bring thousands of c-suite executives and decision-makers of African businesses together with high ranking U.S Government and business officials. It will be held on Wednesday the 14th of October 2020 with the following panel sessions:

Register for The Virtual Summit Here

Panel 1: View From The Very Top
The Summit kicks off with keynote remarks by the highest-ranking U.S. government official responsible for relations with Africa, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, The Honorable Tibor Nagy. Then, the Chairman of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (President and CEO of GE Africa) Farid Fezoua, will deliver keynote remarks from the private sector perspective.

Panel 2: Hear It From The Agency Heads
A panel discussion featuring the Chief Operating Officer of Prosper Africa, a new U.S. government initiative that brings together the resources of over 17 U.S. Government agencies to connect the U.S. and African businesses with new buyers, suppliers, and investment opportunities. Joining this panel are the ‘Africa heads’ of some of the key U.S. Government agencies that do business with Africa, including the International Development Finance Corporation (formerly OPIC); The Export/Import Bank; USAID; and the U.S. Africa Development Foundation.

 

Panel 3: Hear It From African Business Heads
The third portion of the summit is a panel of very senior African business leaders who have done business with the U.S., who will provide their perspectives on their experiences and guidance to those who seek to follow their footsteps.

Panel 4: Views From Ambassadors Country-by-Country
The fourth portion of the summit is a panel of U.S. Ambassadors to several key African countries who will speak about the resources available specifically in their markets to support African businesses.

This event is free so don’t miss this opportunity to take your business international! 

Register for The Virtual Summit Here

We’re teaming up with Visa to hook you up!

We all have that friend whose business is amazing, customer service is on a 100 and product packaging is breathtaking. Your good sis is putting in the work, day in day out but her business isn’t blowing up online. In fact, YOU may be THAT FRIEND.

If there is anything this period has taught small business owners, it’s that online is the way to go. For local businesses that didn’t have a strong online presence, they’ve missed out on critical sales, visibility and customer retention during this time.

If this has been your story, we come bearing good news.

 

We’re collaborating with Visa to provide businesses like yours with the information and tools you need to create a thriving business in your community. This partnership is part of Visa’s ‘Where You Shop Matters’ initiative that aims to champion entrepreneurs across Africa and encourage consumers to support small businesses by shopping local.

Visa’s initiative is supporting small businesses through the Visa Small Business Hub, a merchant platform providing tools and information on how to start, run and grow small businesses.

When you join the Small Business Hub, you can:

  • Set up your own online store for FREE!
  • Learn how to effectively promote your business and accept payments online.
  • Stand a chance to win $200 worth of online advertising on the She Leads Africa platform. (Hurry girl, this offer is limited to the  first 100 SMEs to sign up!!!)

The fun does NOT end there!

As part of this collaboration, we’re sharing the secrets and growth strategies from incredible entrepreneurs from across Africa who have taken their challenges and turned them into opportunities. You do not want to miss out on all of the keys, gems and nuggets that you will gain from this series.

On our website, stay tuned for our #VisaSpotlightSeries feature successful entrepreneurs sharing how they went from brand new idea to solid business in diverse industries such as food, fashion, beauty and more.

On Instagram, we have four digital entrepreneurs coming through to talk about the nitty-gritty behind building an online business. We’re talking data, branding, customer service and growth strategies and the discussions will be FIRE!

Girl, you DO NOT want to miss out on any of this! Sign up now to get updates about these events in your inbox.



ScaleUp Africa Ignites A Global Growth Movement For Black Enterprises

Press Release

ScaleUp Africa organised one of the biggest diaspora targeted entrepreneurship events in August 2020 attracting Entrepreneurs, Business Growth Experts, Investors, Creative Artistes and Innovators from North America, The Caribbean, Europe and across Africa. 

According to Einstein Ntim, the CEO of Global StartUp Ecosystem, main sponsors of ScaleUp Africa’s Festival, ”ScaleUp Africa has truly set the bar for curating an impactful international convening of the entrepreneurship ecosystem. We just witnessed a powerful, well-organised Africa-focused virtual business event and we’re very proud to have been able to sponsor such a historic event.”

With over 40 Virtual Panels, Workshops, Interviews, Presentations and Artiste Performances featuring seasoned experts from a wide range of fields, the Festival put the spotlight on bottom-up Policy Frameworks, Tech, Agriculture and Creative industry opportunities as well as business insights from African music labels, artistes and professionals from around the world. 

On The Role of Corporations: 

African Angel Investment veteran, Tomi Davies of the African Business Angel Network (ABAN) said: ”Corporations must understand that one of the best ways to innovate is to tap into the early stage entrepreneurial ecosystem. This is not to be viewed as old fashioned CSR or Charity. Engaging with and supporting the entrepreneurship ecosystem should be viewed as an integral part of Innovation, R&D and overall Strategy.” 

Joe Mensah, former President of the American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana and Country Director of KOSMOS Energy said,”We must all lend a hand to support this effort and encourage more boards to report on entrepreneurship and innovation programmes as part of their Environmental, Social and Governance metrics.”

For Amma Gyampo, the Co-Founder ScaleUp Africa, a women-led entrepreneurship advisory and business support firm based in Accra, Ghana and the conveners of this event, the message is simple: “Let’s build up the trust, systems and partnerships required to grow stronger, profitable, job-creating businesses while delivering on social impact.

“There’s an entire community of entrepreneurial leaders that have built world-class talent, tech and solutions but it’s important to connect them to distribution channel opportunities that governments and corporations hold the keys to. Even investors are innovating to boost the growth and performance prospects of this community. This ecosystem has so much value, data, insights, new business models and potential solutions to offer. We facilitate deeper engagement with corporations, foundations and DFIs to promote the growth of our most cutting edge small businesses.”

ScaleUp Africa: A New Breed Of Black & African Business Leaders

The Festival attracted over 3000 registered attendees and streaming viewers including active Investors that shared their insights about their current deals in Africa during the Pandemic. In attendance were a number of leaders and influencers from the African creative sector and Black entrepreneurship ecosystems from countries including Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Ghana, Nigeria, Mauritius, South Africa, UK, Canada, USA.

Attendees were encouraged to study macro-trends like digitalisation, self-reliant agriculture, tech and industrialisation as a way to boost their chances of growth and sustainable business success.  There was also an emphasis on building profitable businesses from the start and promoting venture investor community building to improve access to funding for Black founders globally.

International venture investors that were present at the event included Maya Horgan Famodu, Eric Osiakwan and Rodney Sampson.

Global brands, affiliates and personalities in attendance were Fuse ODG, Paul C Brunson, Chocolate City, Afropolitan, Ubiquitous Games, RocNation, Afrochella, OHUB, Africa Business Angel Network (ABAN), IFFAC (Roberta Annan), The Adinkra Group, Year of Return, Africa 2.0, The Office of The President of Ghana (Diaspora Affairs), The Tony Elumelu Foundation (Parminder Vir, former CEO) and GUBA (Dentaa Amoateng MBE) among others.

Support organisations like ScaleUp Africa play an important part in the global, African and Diaspora conversation around bridging the racial wealth gap and the need to provide better, longer term support for Black and African Entrepreneurs. 

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Here’s why you should attend the She Means Business 2020 Training

She Means Business is back for the third year in a row and we are here for it. Want to know why? We are all about helping you get all the resources you need to be one hundred percent that Motherland Mogul.

Quick warning: This article might make you sign up for the She Means Business training.

So what is She Means Business? 

She Means Business offers digital training sessions for entrepreneurs to come together to learn how to effectively grow their business online and share strategies for success. 

In partnership with Facebook, we are providing entrepreneurs and creatives with the tools and resources needed to thrive during COVID-19 so you can tackle new business challenges and survive this period. We know times are still tough and we have your back.

Do you know the best part? It is completely free and happening online so there is absolutely nothing blocking your success this time.

And now the benefits

Well now that you know what She Means Business is, here’s a look at the benefits you will be getting from the program this year:

  • Informative and hands-on training from our seasoned trainers to teach you how to use online tools to grow your business and reach new customers. 
  • Insightful weekly Facebook Live sessions, with experienced entrepreneurs sharing their journeys about running a digital business, and the tools they have used to help them grow their businesses.
  • Weekly Instagram Live sessions where you can connect with other entrepreneurs in your industry, share business issues, and get advice live on the spot.
  • Tools, tips, and online features, to help your business survive during the COVID-19 period.
  • Certification of attendance to be distributed post-training and so much more!

Want to get access to the training and resources you need to grow your online business? Then sign up for the She Means Business training.

Click here to start learning

Webinar with Afua Osei & Yasmin Belo-Osagie: How to keep your business afloat – Online or Offline

With the stock markets plunging, COVID-19 cases rising, and global economies bracing for the worst, businesses are struggling to deal with the interruption of their operations.

We understand how hard it is for small business owners to thrive during these trying times, and for employees to stay safe while keeping their jobs. While no one knows when the pandemic will settle, there is no need to panic. It’s time to hatch an action plan.

What does this mean for you as a business owner or an employee? 

It means we are changing the rules of work. Working remotely or taking business from offline to online is the new cool.

……and honey, you need to jump on this wagon now, if you’d like your business or employers to stay afloat during these hard times.

Many employers are aware of some of the benefits of allowing their employees to work remotely, however, they are hesitant to allow it because they feel there is no way to keep people accountable and productive.

This is why She Leads Africa co-founders, Afua Osei and Yasmin Belo-Osagie are about to teach you practical ways to take your business digital.

Whether you are an employer who needs to figure out how to manage a team of remote workers or an employee who needs to boost their productivity and work effectively online, this is a webinar you must not miss.

Join our fave power women on Friday, 27th March, as they co-host a FREE webinar to share some secrets to keeping your business afloat, online or offline.

Yasmin and Afua will also be sharing some proven ways to successfully building an A+ team that can successfully thrive online or offline.

Click here to sign up!

This webinar is for you if:

  • You are an employer wondering what business approach to take now
  • You need to learn how to be a more effective remote worker
  • You need tips and tools to improve your work productivity

This webinar is for business owners, employees, and anyone who wants their business or livelihood to survive during the COVID-19 lockdown.

About Afua Osei

Afua Osei is a Co-Founder of She Leads Africa where she leads the marketing and sales & partnerships teams.

Prior to starting SLA, she worked as a management consultant, served as a Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia, worked in the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama in the White House, and consulted on more than 6 different political campaigns in communications. 

She completed a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, studied International Management at the London School of Economics, and graduated cum laude from Allegheny College.


About Yasmin Belo-Osagie

Yasmin is a Co-Founder of She Leads Africa where she leads the content, events and finance teams.

Prior to starting SLA, she worked as a management consultant where she focused on developing multi-year growth strategies for large organizations across Africa. 

She graduated from Princeton University (majoring in history) and completed a JD/MBA at Harvard Law School and Stanford Business School.

Join the FREE Webinar with Afua & Yasmin

Here’s what you missed from SLAY Festival Joburg 2020

For the first time ever, SLAY Festival was held in Johannesburg South Africa, on March 7th and it was a VIBE!

More than 1200 women came together to attend a one-day learning and networking experience. There were speed networking sessions where we saw our SA boss ladies work the room, and make new connections, and then our Keynote Speaker Bonang Matheba, made her entrance and taught us all about making money moves. 

All attendees had direct access to some of Africa’s biggest and brightest innovators, including celebrity chef and entrepreneur Mogau Seshoene, youth activist Zulaikha Patel, TV presenter and model Kim Jayde, Africa Director for Global Citizen Chebet Chikumbu, doctor and mental health advocate Dr. Khanya Khanyile, Managing Director for TRACE Southern Africa Valentine Gaudin, actress Ayanda Thebethe, author and personal finance coach Mapalo Makhu, Head of Marketing for Google South Africa Asha Patel, Swiitch Beauty CEO Rabia Ghoor and many more.

It was a full day of interesting mainstage panel discussions, networking sessions, masterclasses, mogul talk sessions, shopping from local vendors and loads of fun. Our Mzansi queens showed up, and showed out!


So whether you missed the event, or you want to relive the SLAY Festival Joburg 2020 experience, this is your first behind the scene look, at the brands, experiences, and fun that went down at SLAY Festival Joburg 2020.

We upgraded our business skills with AUDA-NEPAD

In line with their flagship project, “100,000 SME’s by 2021, AUDA-NEPAD Senior Programme Officer, Unami Mpofu, led an interesting conversation on growing a sustainable business and accessing funding for a business.

We learned new career and digital skills with Women Will

Women Will, a Grow with Google program hosted private mentorship sessions and masterclasses throughout the day, focused on career growth for millennial women in the workplace, and tips on how women can use digital skills to grow their business.

We slayed our hair with Dark and Lovely

Dark and Lovely our official haircare partner, treated our queens to a full glam station, where they were able to try new products and get new hairstyles. During a special masterclass, they also got to learn the latest styling techniques, to keep their hair slayed and popping.  

We bloomed with Glade

Glade brought a one-of-a-kind sensorium experience that was just the breath of fresh air guests needed. They also hosted an engaging discussion on how women make Africa bloom with Poppy Ntshongwana, Monalisa Molefe, Nkgabi Motau and Martha Moyo and Christine Jawichre.

We discussed topical issues with Global Citizen

Global Citizen allowed attendees to engage in conversations on issues affecting women, and other topical issues, which was very enlightening for our  SLAY Festival attendees.

We vibed with Trace

Our official media partner Trace, brought in the entertainment and cool vibes with their interactive photo booth and green screen, and there was never a dull moment there.

There you have it, this was your official behind the scenes look at what went down at SLAY Festival Joburg 2020.

We Came. We SLAYed. We were WITHIN!

SLAY Festival Joburg 2020 was a vibe and more. The moment the gates were opened, to when the last person left the room, we learned, unlearned and relearned, while having so much fun.

So here’s raising a glass to all our SA queens who made the time, energy and resources that went into planning SLAY Festival Joburg totally worth it.

Click here, to watch the highlights from SLAY Festival Joburg 2020.

5 Experiences You Shouldn’t Miss At SLAY Festival Joburg 2020

Warning: This article might make you rush off to get your SLAY Festival ticket.

SLAY Festival is coming to Johannesburg, South Africa for the first time on 7th March 2020, and we are getting ready to have an absolute blast and unforgettable experiences.

Want to know what experiences to expect at SLAY Festival Joburg 2020? Here’s your ultimate checklist so you know when and where the magic is happening. You’re welcome sis, you know we always got your back!

Upgrade your skills with AUDA-NEPAD

AUDA-NEPAD is the development agency of the African Union with a deep commitment to providing economic opportunities for Africa’s next generation.

At SLAY Festival,  AUDA-NEPAD is coming through for all the ambitious Motherland Moguls with training and skills development opportunities. So if you’re coming for a mix of fun and learning, AUDA-NEPAD has you covered.

Join Glade in conversation and celebration of South African women

Glade South Africa will also be bringing a breath of fresh air with an exciting discussion celebrating how women make Africa bloom. So make sure to look out for Glade’s sensorium and enjoy an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

Slay your crown with Dark and Lovely

It’s okay to be obsessed with your hair and want all the details on how to keep it healthy and slayed all year long. Get all your hair tips and tricks from Dark and Lovely at SLAY Festival, so you can make a bold hair statement all through 2020.

Unlock new levels of growth with Women Will

Get the upgrade you have been looking for with Women Will. If you’re looking for the perfect opportunity to learn new digital skills and connect with other young professional women like you, then don’t miss Women Will, a Google initiative at SLAY Festival.

Engage with Global Citizen on global issues

You can be a part of the change with Global Citizen. If you’re looking for an opportunity to have important conversations about ending world hunger and other topical issues, then join Global Citizen in conversation at SLAY Festival.

Get your groove on with Trace

Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to vibe all day because Trace will be at SLAY Festival, bringing music, positive vibes and fun for all the queens looking to unwind and have some fun.

There you have it girl. This has been your ultimate SLAY Festival Joburg 2020 experience checklist. So if you’re still wondering whether or not to attend, we just gave you 5 reasons plus one, why you should. 


We can’t wait to meet you at SLAY Festival Joburg 2020 queen, so until then, make sure you stay glued to our Instagram account, so you can see the updates as they happen.

iCreate Africa, building skills for the next generation of Nigerian youths.

Held in one of the vibrant cities of Nigeria, Lagos, by iCreate Africa, the iCreate Skill Fest is Africa’s biggest skills competition with over 2,500 people gathered to experience 80 skilled candidates compete at the National finals.

What went down at iCreate Skill Fest!

The two- day event featured 14 skilled trades varying from Construction, Creative Art & fashion, Technology, Educational Training Conference, the iCreate Skills Awards, and lots more. Out of the contestants, 13 ladies competed in cooking, fashion, art, carpentry, barbing and more, of which Mojisola Akin-Ademola emerged the only female gold medalist and Champion (top in her category, fashion).

As a way of curbing unemployment and empowering youth, the iCreate Skills competition is an innovative strategy designed to promote skills-trades professions amongst the youth as a means to bridge the skill gap, thereby boosting the economy.

The iCreate Skill Fest partnered with GIZ SKYE, Robert Bosch Nigeria Limited, Sterling Bank Plc, AGR Ltd, Siemens Nigeria Ltd., The Fashion Academy Abuja, Trace, House of Tara, Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Society of Nigerian Artists, Soundcity, ULDA, Pedini, amongst many others.

The iCreate Skills Fest 2019 champions!

Emerging top in their category are, Ibraheem Ridwan (Carpentry), Christopher Olaniyi (Tiling), Miracle Olasoyin (robotics), Mojisola Akin-Ademola (Fashion), Ifedayo Emmanuel Bello (cooking), Emmanuel Abanobi (make-up), Kelvin Hassan (Barbing),

Oluwaseun Akanbi (Electrical installations), Chima Solomon (plumbing), Leonard Manzo (automobile technology), Toheeb Ogunbiyi (Website development), Precious Audu (graphic design), Lot Madaki (leatherworks), and Oluwaseun Akinlo (Art).

The Idea behind iCreate Africa

The Founder/CEO iCreate Africa, Bright Jaja aims to use iCreate Africa to create five million jobs in five years. Bright Jaja aims to rebrand the general perception of skilled workers and place more importance on technical and vocational skills through the skills fest. 

iCreate Skills Fest is a platform that promotes skills excellence, showcases skills standards and careers, demonstrates benchmarks of excellence in teaching and learning and creates interest in public sector agencies and private organizations to invest in skills development. Winners of the iCreate Skills Fest 2019 receive technical training from various partners.

"Nigeria is full of many talented, resilient and entrepreneurial young ladies but the society is not giving enough support to promote their endeavors." – Anne Dirkling, Director of partnership, iCreate Africa. Click To Tweet

The platform iCreate Africa has created for young female artisans, is paramount for gender equality and inclusive economic growth in the continent.

After recording huge success last year by hosting 4 competitions across four regions, directly empowering 180 skill trade professionals with startup capital and equipment.

iCreate Africa is creating a skills ecosystem and projecting skills in the mainstream, they are most convinced that the concept is a viable solution to curb youth unemployment and prepare the youth for the future of work.

Skills are the future of Nigeria! iCreate Africa urges the public to invest in skills and target the next generation of Nigerian youths. These youths will power the economy, across the world.

iCreate Africa,
Skills change lives.

6 Things You Missed From SLAY Festival 2019

Warning: This article might leave you with a lot of FOMO. 

SLAY Festival went down on September 28 in Motherland Mogul history as the one that brought more madness!

While you can now enjoy the best of the festival with the SLAY Festival 2019 Digital Pass, there are a couple of IRL moments you might have missed.

Here is a list of everything you missed from #SLAYFestival2019. 


Anita Brows shared her secrets to the perfect look with Maybelline NY

No one could stop the makeup enthusiasts who wanted to see The Makeup Surgeon at work. Anita Brows shared her secrets to creating the perfect brows at the Maybelline Beauty Masterclass.

All attendees went home with exclusive Maybelline NY gift bags.


Google helped 50 Motherland Moguls shoot their shot with mentors

What would you ask if you got a chance to have lunch with your role model? 

Women Will, a Google initiative, gave 50 women the chance to connect and get advice from women in leadership across industries. Talk about a networking opportunity that will change your life!

The initiative also powered the Redesign Stage which brought in panelists like Akah Nnani, Fisayo Fosudo, Lola Masha, and Onyeche Tifashe.


Jemima Osunde gave fans a little bit of herself with Lux

Jemima Osunde came glowed up and hung out with her fans at the Lux Meet & Greet. Fans raved over the exclusive gift bags designed with Jemima’s face and free samples of Lux Even Complexion.  


Motherland Moguls secured the bag… literally  

Motherland Moguls got a headstart on their personal and professional finances. 

FSDH powered the Refresh Stage and brought in their experts to share investment advice and help Motherland Moguls open new investment accounts.

Get access to all Masterclasses from SLAY Festival 2019


Celebrities showed out for the fans

If you wanted to show out on the ‘gram, SLAY Festival was the place to be. 

Celebrities who came for this year’s festival included Smart Money Arese, Chigurl. Dimma Umeh, Juliet Ibrahim, Osas Ighodaro, Deyemi Okanlawon, Akah Nnani, the cast of Men’s Club (Ayoola Ayolola, Baaj Adebule, Efa Iwara, Daniel Etim Effiong), Mama Burna and more. 

Imara Africa Consulting hooked up the VIP and Speakers lounge where all celebrities and influencers stayed.


It. Was. Lit!  

SLAY Festival would be incomplete without the fun, food, and freebies!

Foodies found their haven with Maggi Nigeria‘s free jollof rice bar. Moms kicked back knowing their babies were in good hands with The Baby Lounge. No music lover left Vaseline’s Karaoke session with ashy skin.

Thrill-seeking Motherland Moguls enjoyed This Day’s funtopia featuring the bouncy castle. Molped got everyone hyped and competitive with the spinning wheel of freebies. Rexona had everyone swagged out and smelling right. 

MAX brought the ultimate photo booth for creating social media FOMO for that cool biker chick post. 54 Gene hooked it up with free reproductive health tests and educated attendees on the importance of early diagnosis in detecting cervical cancer.   


Feeling the FOMO? Experience SLAY Festival 2019 with your LIFETIME digital pass. Get it here.

She Means Business 2019

She Means Business is back for the 2nd year in a row! And we are super excited and pumped because this year, we are doing it bigger and better!

Wondering what we’re on about?

#SheMeansBusiness is a FREE Digital Marketing training offered in partnership with Facebook. This training will teach you how to utilize digital resources to help you take your business online and compete in a global marketplace.

So what are we doing differently this year? In addition to training our boss ladies (female entrepreneurs), we will be bringing the training to some campuses all around Nigeria!

University Tour

The She Means Business training will kick off with the campus tour starting from The University of Lagos on Thursday May 16th!

What To Expect…

  • High-level digital marketing and business strategy skills training to get your current side hustle to the next level.
  • Energetic training from our seasoned trainers to get you thinking about launching your business while in school.
  • A day to hang out and network with your fellow schoolmates and the SLA Team
  • A chance to win some Facebook swag souvenirs
  • Light lunch
  • A certificate of attendance distributed post training… and so much more!

Check out the FULL schedule of the #SMBCampusTour & the list of Universities we’ll be visiting…

Thu, May 16University of Lagos
Sat, May 18Obafemi Awolowo University
Mon, May 20University of Ilorin
Wed, May 22University of Port Harcourt
Thu, May 23University of Nigeria
Sat, May 25University of Abuja
Mon, May 27Kaduna State University
Tue, May 28
Ahmadu Bello University
Thu, May 30University of Ibadan

Spot your Uni above? CLICK HERE to sign up.

The training is completely FREE but you must sign up to secure a spot!

Entrepreneurship Trainings

Motherland Moguls get in here! We’re kicking off our nationwide entrepreneur trainings in Lagos on Jun 1st.

What To Expect…

  • Learn new ways to use Facebook tools to either start that dream business or take your current business to the next level
  • A breakdown of online marketing, content creation, social media hacks for business and much more!
  • Your fav business moguls and guest speakers sharing their journey to building their existing businesses using these tools
  • A day to hang out and network with fellow boss ladies
  • A chance to win some Facebook swag souvenirs
  • A certificate of attendance distributed post training… and so much more!

Check out the FULL schedule for the #SMBEntrepreneur & the dates we’ll be in your city…

  • Abuja – Jun 14, Jun 15, Jul 4, Jul 27
  • Abeokuta- Jun 29, Jul 26
  • Benin – Jul 6, Jul 27
  • Calabar – Jun 21, Jun 22, Jul 24
  • Enugu – Jun 19, Jun 21, Jul 5, Jul 13
  • Ibadan – Jun 27, Jun 28, Jul 19
  • Jos – Jul 13
  • Kaduna – Jun 29, Jul 19
  • Kano – Jul 6
  • Katsina – Jul 20
  • Lagos – Jun 1, Jun 17, Jul 11, Jul 27
  • Port Harcourt – Jun 7, Jun 8, Jul 17

CLICK HERE to sign up to save your spot.

** Please note that dates on the sign-up form will include later dates as we cross cities off our list.

The training is completely FREE but you must sign up to be admitted! Make sure you sign up today so you do not miss out on this opportunity!

FAQs:

What are the venues for the training?

You will receive a reminder email the week before your selected training date asking you to RSVP to confirm your spot. The first 150 people to RSVP will receive an email with details including location, time and what to bring.

What if I am not one of the first 150 people to RSVP for training?

If you are not one of the first 150 people to RSVP, we will ask you to please re-register for another available date. We are doing our best to accommodate absolutely everyone who wants to participate, but due to high demand, spaces on a first come first serve basis.

What time will the training start?

Training will take place from 9:00am-5: 00 pm.

Why can’t I see previously listed dates for my city?

While we’re doing the best we can to accommodate everyone who would like to participate, unfortunately, spaces at each training are limited and sign-ups are therefore first come first serve. The dates you see on the form above are those that still have space.

Will there be more dates added to the registration form?

We will inform you if that happens. Watch your mailbox and keep checking back.

How much is training?

Training is FREE!

Is there anything given to me as proof that I attended the training?

Yes, you will receive a certificate of attendance after you’ve completed the participant survey post training.

***If your question is not answered above, please email ore@sheleadsafrica.org.