Moving from Caterpillar to Butterfly

Growth strategies for SMEs in Nigeria

This is the text of a keynote lecture delivered by Uyi Akpata at the Annual BusinessDay Newspapers Top 100 Fastest Growing SMEs in Nigeria event which held in December 2018. 

The presentation covers:

  • Importance of the SME sector in Nigeria
  • Challenges affecting growth & survival of SMEs
  • Strategies & opportunities for growth
  • Key business imperatives necessary to grow from caterpillar to butterfly


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