How Small Business Can Boost Sales on Black Friday

By David Along _______________ What is Black Friday?  A brief origin of the event can help to understand why sales promotions and deals are usually flying around the traditional media and digital media during this period of the year. Black Friday is a day after United States Thanksgiving, the fourth Thursday in November, an event that showers the commencement of Christmas holidays and shopping season dated back to 1952. During this period, people turn out for Thanksgiving – families, friends, associates and community members have their time to come together…

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Access Bank announces N50 billion interest-free loan for small businesses

Access Bank receives regulatory approval to acquire South African lender

Access Bank has announced N50 billion in support of Nigerians through interest-free loans and grants to support communities, the youths as well as micro, small and medium-sized businesses. The bank disclosed this through its official LinkedIn page. It said the move was to support businesses following the crippling COVID-19 lockdown as well as the looting and arson that trailed the #ENDSARS protests. According to the bank; “Now more than ever, we remain committed to our purpose of impacting lives positively. ” In light of the recent occurrences, we will be…

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Digital Solutions for Small Businesses in the Middle East and North Africa

By Inutu Lukonga Small and medium-sized enterprises dominate the business landscape in the Middle East and North Africa region. These enterprises account for more than 90 percent of the region’s businesses and, in some countries, contribute as much as 50 percent of employment and 70 percent of GDP. Yet they face impediments to growth, and their contribution to employment is below potential. In much of the region, small and medium-sized enterprises are handicapped by limited access to credit, unfavorable business environments, and talent gaps. Digital technologies present new opportunities for…

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Best Digital Strategies For Small Businesses To End 2020

Best Digital Strategies For Small Businesses For The Rest Of 2020

By Alonge David When the first news of COVID-9 was announced in Wuhan China in December, 2019, most people could not have projected its larger effect in 2020. In many cases the virus had been referred to the Chinese virus that would be contented in no time and it’s of less concern to the larger world on how the virus is going to be cubed. Adversely today, the so-called Chinese virus has affected the global economy and systems. Just last week, the United Kingdom officially announced their first recession in…

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