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“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” - Walt Disney

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Our mission

To enhance business management capabilities
amongst MSMEs increasing their chances of growth and reduce their risks of failure.


Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow.


Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.


When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.


Passion, creativity, and resilience are the most crucial skills in business. If you’ve got those, you’re ready to embark on the journey.


Our Partnership

Our commitment to small businesses in Nigeria is a perfect match ensuring the growth of MSMEs through capacity building and improving lives.

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Our community

Our commitment to small businesses in Nigeria is a perfect match ensuring the growth of MSMEs through capacity building and improving lives.

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Past events

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Media Features

Watch some of our media features.

Business & Economy

2020 economic outlook for businesses in Nigeria projections.

Ayo Bankole, co-convener sharing insights about the 2020 business and economic outlook for Nigeria at AriseTV

By Arise News TV

Business & Covid-19

The Great Lockdown: Impact on small businesses.

Nancy Nnaji hosts Ayo-Bankole Akintujoye & Nkechi Oguche on the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on small businesses.

By MoneyLine with NANCY

MSME & Policy

Enabling Policy, Clusters, Key To Boosting MSME Growth In Nigeria.

Enabling policy environment that supports the entire MSME value chain from Micro to Medium enterprises built on Niche Market.



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What People Said

Here's a few of the testimonials we recieved from our attendees and partners from past events

I am proud of hardworking Nigerians and particularly those thriving to improve our society. I believe that building businesses will help us solve our nation’s enormous job challenges. I, therefore, feel very strongly about the importance of SMEs as they provide more than 90% of jobs in most economies. I am therefore proud of you for your tireless efforts to support SMEs.

Arunma Oteh
Former Treasurer, World Bank & DG SEC

It was a privilege for @safebellefoods to participate in the business pitch competition at the #ibadansmebootcamp organized by @ayobankolee and the @lagossmebootcamp team. We are honored to emerge as the first runner up and Safebelle Foods do not take this for granted to be recognized and supported in our small business.

Alice Adeyeye
Safebelle Foods

I was live at #LagosSMEbootCamp where I learnt so much about business and how to scale. I also met with people of value. I never knew @AyoBankole was that funny and thanks for putting this together sir. Coming from Akure down to Lagos was worth it!

Treasure Ibok
Partner, Agatha Sickle Cell Foundation