Bizplan4her 1.0 is an interactive business forum designed to reaffirm the importance of and demystify the process of business planning for current and aspiring female entrepreneurs and those that believe in female entrepreneurship. It is an initiative designed to encourage female entrepreneurship across Nigeria.
Benefits of attending Bizplan4Her:
To help make better decisions and understand the costs of starting and running your venture. To help develop effective and efficient business strategies that would increase profits. To help you understand how to quantify and manage resources available to run your venture. To minimise overhead costs of your venture. It is an avenue to network and share thoughts with other female business minded people. Bonus: Access to Free online business materials/training + Free business website domain registration
The maiden edition of female entrepreneurship program was held on 31st March, 2018 at Bridgewater Academy, 4, Community Road, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos. Our facilitators - Mrs Blessing Achu Ebere, CEO of 360creativehub and Mrs Ramatu Oyibo, CEO of Nadim Foods shared their entrepreneurial stories to attendees reassuring them that entrepreneurship is possible for females even in Nigeria. Mrs Blessing Achu Ebere spoke on "transitioning from employee to employer". She mentioned that being an entrepreneur required a different mindset from being an employee. Testing of the market with your product prototype is important to access the market's acceptance of your product. A key point she said was that the cliché "start a business without funds" isn't real for a well structured business. It takes money to get a business rolling till it is profitable. Funding can be accessed from personal savings, family and friends and grants and look away from accessing funds from commercial banks because of the high interest rate. Mrs Ramatu Oyibo, CEO of Nadim Foods told her entrepreneurial story about "developing a business idea". She encouraged attendees to look inward to start a business of interest. A thorough research on the idea's viability was encouraged before spending resources (time, money and sweat) to make the proposed business work. She advised attendees to have a thorough look at the regulatory laws in a potential business that could mar the growth of the business like the ban of importation of certain food items into the country.