Diamond Bank Plc, a leading advocate for emerging businesses, has set the stage for the selection, training and empowerment of 50 entrepreneurs in the seventh edition of its Building Entrepreneurs Today (BET) initiative.
The training, which is in partnership with the Enterprise Development Center of the Pan Atlantic University, is a core of the Bank’s corporate social responsibility initiative, and aimed at creating a new generation of entrepreneurs who will not be overwhelmed by the challenges posed by the harsh operating business environment but will, with new skill sets and seed capital from the Bank, provide the needed value to the economy.
According to the Bank, the BET initiative is in line with its strategic quest to ensure that entrepreneurs in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are properly trained, equipped with up-to-date business knowledge and given enough capital to effectively play in the economy, adding that the 50 entrepreneurs that will be selected for the six months entrepreneurial training programme would be those whose businesses have the potential to stimulate sustainable economic growth and development in Nigeria.
Diamond Bank believes that training entrepreneurs will add the needed value to economic activity and boost production and employment. These informs the passion to drive the training of entrepreneurs at the MSME sector and ensure that they are empowered with the knowledge to succeed and build sustainable businesses. By helping them to build capacity and providing them with seed capital, it is obvious that their chances of survival will be higher and they will be better positioned to continue to contribute to the GDP”.
The theme for this years training season is: innovation and social impact, and the training will focus on entrepreneurs in all sectors of the economy with entries expected from all the geographical zones in Nigeria.
Diamond BET is inviting innovators and entrepreneurs from all walks of life to take on this opportunity, potential beneficiaries are encouraged to apply to get on the program as it is open to entrepreneurs in all sectors, across different ages with focus on innovation and social impact.