As businesses seek to overcome post-COVID challenges, Quickteller Business, a leading payment platform, has said it will continue to provide support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through various value propositions that are designed to drive growth for the sector. The firm disclosed this during the SME event hosted by Nelly Agbogu, popularly known as Naijabrandchick and Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze the promoter of the Accountinghub on Instagram.
The event themed: “LET’S TALK: YOUR BUSINESS & SALES” was held in Lagos. The SME event was sponsored by Quickteller Business. In his opening remarks, Olawale Akanbi, Group Head, Growth Marketing, Merchant and Ecosystem, enumerated practical business strategies and skills needed for SMEs to increase their revenues. He said SMEs must leverage partnership, innovative solutions and viable financial products to drive the growth of their businesses.
Akanbi stated: “The SME sector is fundamental to driving the economic development of any nation, critical skills such as business management, bookkeeping and basic accounting processes are necessary for SMEs to stay abreast and scale. This is why Quickteller Business is in partnership with impactful initiatives such as this event to avail SMEs the opportunity to learn and grow their businesses efficiently.” He noted that Quickteller Business was committed to building capacity and supporting SMEs across the country.
Akanbi urged SMEs to take advantage of all the offerings on the Quickteller Business platform, explaining that the integrated platform was designed to help them better navigate the challenges around payments collections which invariably allows them focus on their core businesses, with their diverse transaction requirements taken care of through the versatile platform. Some of the offerings he urged the SMEs to leverage on the Quickteller Business platform include escrow services, split settlement, pay with USSD, International acceptance on POS, Quickteller mobile app and ubiquitous android terminals among others.
He stressed on the need for SMEs to have financial discipline as this will save costs and increase their bottom line. Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze, founder, Accountinghub.ng, educated participants on the strategies on how to increase their sales in the next six months. She also expressed her gratitude to Quickteller Business for sponsoring the event.
She emphasised the inherent value in the synergy between the three brands at the event. She explained that while Nelly (Naijabrandchick) teaches online marketing, Chioma (Accountinghub) teaches general business management while Interswitch powers collection payment and requisite technology. She enthused that the Let’s Talk Business event is an amazing collaborative initiative for small businesses to leverage for growth.