From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos
In pursuit of empowering businesses with Information Technology, leading Pan African Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Company, Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Plc, has developed business model that will ensure momentous growth in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector.
The cloud based business model: SMERP and Webshop are designed to enable the 17.7 million MSMEs in Nigeria increase sales and run their businesses more efficiently.
CWG Plc CEO and Entrepreneur in Residence at the Columbia Business School—New York, Mr. Austin Okere made this known during a visit to the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency Of Nigeria (SMEDAN) Director General Alhaji Umar Masari Bature.
CWG Plc has continued to engage with partners and stakeholders working to improve the business of the 17.7 million MSMEs in Nigeria after its participation in the SME Summit, a side event of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa where her cloud based business model: SMERP and Webshop were demonstrated live to the numerous SMEs owners.
Okere said enabling existing MSMEs to even employ one more person in a year creates millions of jobs and grows the economy much more than any gigantic investment would.
The SMEDAN DG on his part said the key role that SMEDAN is playing in midwifing the various programmes that the Federal Government and her agencies are directing at the SME sector. “These programmes include the National Enterprise Development Programme (NEDEP), YouWin and others which have placed on SMEDAN the responsibility of guiding, training, mentoring and generally helping the SMEs to succeed.” Bature said.
It is expected that in partnership with CWG Plc, SMEDAN will make available to MSMEs around the country affordable technology that will allow them to manage their operations better, justify the funding they receive and also grow their market across the world.