Google Nigeria is collaborating with Flutterwave to train over five thousand (5,000) Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the country at a forthcoming event tagged Digital Business Compass on how to take advantage of the web in growing their businesses.
The event will include a number of training sessions over a period of three (3) days in the Centre of Excellence Lagos. Participants will get the opportunity to learn from industry experts on how to leverage the best tools, technologies and data necessary in achieving business success in the digital world of today.
Part of activities to be executed at the digital training include practical case studies and real-time sessions channeled towards giving participants practical tips and strategies on how Google, as well as Flutterwave tools, are already being used by businesses across the world to stay ahead of their competitors. Going further, the sessions will offer one-on-one interactions with digital business experts – providing solutions to concerns or enquiries the participants may have.
Speaking about the upcoming event, Google Partners Lead, West Africa, Tolulope Akinyele, stated that the 37.07 million of micro, small and medium-sized businesses in the country do not have the necessary skills needed to grow their businesses on the web. Hence, Google is joining forces with Flutterwave to correct that deficiency. Through this initiative, both companies hope to create consciousness in Nigerian businesses to leverage the web in scaling their businesses.
CEO and Co-Founder of Flutterwave, Olugbenga Agboola, shared a similar thought. He is optimistic that participants of the programme will leave with the skills needed to do exploits in the digital space. The effect of the event will be felt across the continent as it will birth more digital savvy businesses doing bigger things in their spaces.