Last year, Omilola Oshikoya International debuted its first Do It Afraid Conference, an annual event organised to inspire business minded individuals who out of fear, lack the will and conviction to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.
In addition to the annual conference, there will now be quarterly sector focused workshops across different sectors.
Do It Afraid Workshops
The workshops are designed to increase technical capacity and provide support for both potential and current entrepreneurs in different sectors. They will also educate these entrepreneurs on how to operate in the Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment.
SMEs are important to growth in Nigeria as there are 24 million of them operating in the country. Additionally, it is estimated that they provide half of the total number of jobs and half of the country’s industrial output. Unfortunately, they are strongly restricted in accessing the know-how, resources and capital that they require to grow and expand, with nearly half of SMEs rating access to finance as a major constraint. It is our objective to ensure that the “Do it Afraid” workshop caters to these areas of constraint and acts as an avenue and platform for growth in the Nigerian SME segment.
The first set of workshops will commence this year with the first one focusing on Agriculture. The theme is “Agribusiness, the Next Frontier”.
Why Attend the Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Workshop?
The current fall in oil price and economic situation in Nigeria has caused a lot of uncertainties across various sectors such as Oil & Gas, Banking & Finance and Telecoms leading to massive job losses. This calls for future entrepreneurs to take a bold action and step out on their own.
Supported by Bank of Industry (BOI), the Agriculture workshop will help enlighten participants about the opportunities in the sector, how they can be seized to generate value, and how they can access the various funds such as the BOI agriculture funds.
This workshop is designed to increase technical capacity and provide support for both potential and current business entrepreneurs in Agribusiness.
The workshop will expand on the following:
- Opportunities across the agriculture value chain.
- Opportunities in creative agribusiness ventures.
- Business lessons from agribusiness entrepreneurs.
- Appropriate financing methods that should be utilised.
- How to finance your agribusiness by Doreos Partners.
- How to gain access to BOI funds.
- Enterprise Development clinic breakout sessions providing information to participants on starting a business.
- Networking Opportunities
Date: Sunday, 6th March 2016
Time: 12pm prompt
Venue: Victoria Island, Lagos
Information on how to attend the conference i.e. registration or ticket purchase Register on www.omilola.com
Contact name, number or email address for sponsorship and enquiries: Simisola Agunbiade – 08035788231 [email protected]
‘Do It Afraid’ Agribusiness Entrepreneurial workshop is supported by Bank of Industry, BellaNaija and Invicta Africa.
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