SME Desk

We understand your needs. We get your ambition. We want to go on the journey with you.

We can help your business grow.

We know running your small business is challenging and sometimes frustrating, so having an adviser who is on your side is invaluable. Whether you have a background in business or simply a passion for what you do, we can support you to grow your business and make it successful. 

SME Desk is a PwC Nigeria social impact initiative to support small businesses and the role they play in the economy. It is one of the ways we are helping to build trust in society and solve important problems by giving small businesses a greater chance to succeed under an often difficult environment.

PwC Cares COVID-19 support for SMEs

Many small and medium-sized entrepreneurs are affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This brings a true sense of uncertainty. How can I best guide my business through this crisis? How do I take care of my employees in the best way? And can I get support from the government?

PwC wants to provide guidance to you. Of course, we won't be able to answer all your questions. Much is still uncertain, even for us. We will do our best to help you get started as well and quickly as possible.

Complete our business impact assessment form to begin the process.

How do I access the SME Support?

As part of our PwC Cares COVID-19 intervention we will be providing pro bono business continuity support services to small businesses employing between 5 to 50 employees who undertake to retain all their staff during this period.

Fill out our Impact Assessment form by clicking the button below



Our dedicated SME Desk advisers provide insights on these areas;

Finance and Accounting

  • General ledger clean-up
  • Bank reconciliation
  • Bookkeeping using accounting software
  • Management reporting
  • Statutory reporting


Tax compliance

  • Tax registration
  • Tax computation
  • Income tax filing
  • VAT & PAYE returns
  • Tax clearance certificate
  • Discounted tax academy training



  • Statutory audit
  • Other Assurance services


General Business Advisory

  • HR Advisory
  • Financial Management
  • Strategy
March 2020

CBN: 23 March | Guidelines for the implementation of the N50 billion targeted credit facility for households and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that have been hit by the COVID-19. 

Learn more and apply for the facility through Nisral Micofinance Bank here

APRIL 2020

CBN: 13 April | Statement from the CBN reassuring loan seekers and SMEs that they are not required to pay any amount as application processing fee to apply for loans to cushion the effects of COVID-19.

CBN: 29 April | Statement from the CBN announcing resumption of sale of FX to commercial banks for further sales to customers wishing to pay school fees and SMEs wishing to make essential imports needed to revive economic activities.

MAY 2020

NAFDAC: 15 May | The Agency has launched a number of palliatives targeted at MSMEs in compliance with the Federal government's agenda of Ease of doing business in response to challenges of COVID-19.

Q: Is the PwC COVID-19 support for SMEs a financial grant?

A: The PwC COVID-19 Support for SMEs is not a financial grant. It is in the form of business continuity support services and general advisory.

Q: I am the only employee of my business, can I benefit from the PwC COVID-19 Support for SME?

A: The COVID-19 support programme for SMEs is targeted at SMEs with between 5 and 50 employees who undertake to retain all their staff during this period.

Q: I meet the requirements stated and I am interested, how do I access the support?

A: SMEs that are interested and meet the criteria can indicate interest by filling out the Impact Assessment form available on our SME Desk page.

Q: My SME is not based in Nigeria, can I apply?

A: We love to support small businesses wherever they are but this support is for SMEs based in and operating in Nigeria.

Q: Does registering immediately qualify a small business for the support?

A: No. But it is an important first step. The information you provide will help us better understand your business and your suitability for our support. We will contact all successful SMEs after our assessment.

Q: How long will PwC provide the support for?

A: The nature and duration of the support will depend on the particular needs of the SME. This will be communicated in our subsequent interactions. 

Q: Besides the COVID-19 Support in what other areas can PwC support my small business

A: Apart from the COVID-19 support, our dedicated SME Desk advisers are able to provide insights, advice and support your small business in the areas of audit, finance & accounting, tax compliance, training and general business advisory

Q: How do I contact someone at PwC for help?

A: You can use the contact details provided on this web page or fill out the contact us form here.

Contact us

Esiri Agbeyi

Esiri Agbeyi

Partner | Private Clients & Family Business Leader, PwC Nigeria

Tel: +234 (1) 271 1700

Abisola  Atitebi

Abisola Atitebi

Partner, PwC Nigeria

Tel: +234 1 271 1700

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