• Thursday, April 18, 2024
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Veritasi mentors 30 entrepreneurs on creative business skills

Veritasi Homes and Properties Limited

Veritasi Homes and Properties Limited has mentored thirty entrepreneurs drawn from across the country on innovative skills to scale their businesses.

The mentorship programme, which is the maiden edition and tagged ‘Learn Business with Nola’, trained entrepreneurs on the needed practical guide to succeed in their business ventures.

“In this our maiden edition, we have empowered 30 entrepreneurs, and as we await the next edition of the event, we are grateful for the success of this,” said Adetola Nola, convener and founder of Veritasi Homes and Properties Limited, during the event held recently in Lagos.

“The aim of ‘Learn Business with Nola’ is to make businesses work in Nigeria by creating interactive training sessions and teaching business owners the right measures to grow as statistics show that 80 percent of small businesses fail within the first five years,” Nola, who was recently listed as one of the Forbes Africa 120 game changers in 2019, said.

On key takeaways for entrepreneurs, he stated that creating wealth can be learned as it does not always have to be based on hereditary factor.

He assured participants of a more promising second edition which is still under the planning phase.

The training sessions were in three parts: first on the basic/essential requirement for starting and registering a business, second on life-saving negotiation skills and the third on financial intelligence.

Participants also had the opportunity to network and connect with stakeholders and fundraisers during the mentorship program.

Since the commencement of the event, several social media posts on the impact of the programme have been put up by various participants with the hashtag – #learnbusinesswithnola.

 

Josephine Okojie