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18.03.2016 Business & Finance

Airtel Business builds capacity of SMEs in Kumasi

Airtel Business builds capacity of SMEs in Kumasi
LISTEN MAR 18, 2016

Airtel Business, the Enterprise solutions sub brand of Airtel Ghana on Thursday 10th March hosted its second SME breakfast series for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) within the Kumasi Metropolis.

The the ultimate purpose is to empower them to face their internal and external business challenges while innovatively taking advantage of opportunities in country.

Under the theme “Innovation – the wheels for driving today’s business” the session empowered SMEs through knowledge sharing and capacity building. The session covered topics such as harnessing the transformational power of technology to grow businesses, Human Resource management processes and best practice in financing for SMEs amongst others.

Kwame Annor, HR Business Partner at Airtel Ghana advised business owners on best practice HR practices to harness the best from employees whilst urging the latter to work not only for their salaries but for the ultimate development of their employers.

On his part, Sebastian Yalley, Group Head, eBusiness at First Atlantic Bank shared with participants the various ebusiness platforms in Ghana that they could use to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in their financial administrations. He recommended Airtel Money as the most preferred Mobile Money platform service in the country.

“As the leading provider of unparalleled solutions for SMEs in Ghana, Airtel brought together more than 100 business owners and decision makers from the business community in Kumasi under the same roof to engage, network and share ideas that will propel their business. The SME Business series provides a platform for SMEs to learn, benefit from the wide array of bespoke communication, connectivity and collaborative solutions we have at Airtel to enhance their businesses. Today’s session has been truly impactful and we will be organising these sessions regularly to support our SME sector.

Airtel’s Director for Legal and Corporate Affairs, Hannah Agbozo encouraged participants to strive for excellence in their operations. She said “the SME sector is critical to Ghana’s economy contributing significantly to GDP and employment. All the big businesses in the world started off as SMEs but with commitment to excellence, innovation and the right partnerships have transformed into the big businesses we see today. We live in a rapidly transforming operating environment and innovation is the key driver for business success. Airtel Ghana is committed to the SME sector through the cutting edge solutions we have to support your dreams as you steer your businesses to the greatest heights. We will journey with you all the way”.

Airtel Business provides custom-made end-to-end business and enterprise solutions with cutting-edge technology that delivers great value propositions for all forms of businesses – large, medium and small enterprises.

Airtel Business solutions for SMEs includes, hybrid solutions to provide unmatched value and reduced cost, fixed voice for business contact lines, Airtel money for M-commerce, Airtel internet for all connectivity needs and Audio conference for business collaboration.

The Breakfast series was instituted by the Smartphone Network to empower businesses and provide a platform for business owners and senior business people to engage and network.

Airtel is Ghana’s fastest growing telecom network and leader in data and digital innovation offering unparalleled telecommunications and lifestyle products and services to its customers.

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