Women Entrepreneurship

We all have the symptom: creative imagination, especially Nigerians. We creatively strive to live better, happier. We know that everyone has nagging ideas to make their environment better but do not know how to achieve what their mind pictures.

Do you have an idea nagging you day and night? Then you have come to the right place.

We have the right answer to that burning question: how do I turn my dreams and aspirations into reality?

Business Development Service is the answer!

Recently, Daydah Concepts was part of a fantastic training-the-trainers ILO-facilitated,

world bank-sponsored MSME program and we have a wealth of resources to show for the week long training we recieved, but first we need to introduce some concepts:

BDS Providers
BDS stands for Business Development Service, and every entrepreneur [would-be or existing], no matter your niche, needs one. They serve generally as incubators, and guides, through the murky maze of Entrepreneurship. Contrary to the wide-spread rumour out there, they are not expensive and some even provide essential services free of charge!

 

MDAs
MDA stands for Ministries, Departments and Agencies, and those represented at the training were those that worked very close to entrepreneurship and its sustainance in Nigeria.

Entrepreneurship
Nigerian's are familiar with this term, and to most it means 'starting your own business', and 'not having to work for someone else for the rest of your life', but the essential meaning goes thus: Entrepreneurship is the act of being an entrepreneur, which can be defined as "one who undertakes innovations, finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods". This may result in new organizations or may be part of revitalizing mature organizations in response to a perceived opportunity. The most obvious form of entrepreneurship is that of starting new businesses.

The training, themed, 'A Training Course on Women Entrepreneurship Development', was mapped out to expose the hidden mountains in the country, that were deterring the female entrepreneurs from reaching the zeniths of their businesses. There were three major sectors in attendance - the MDAs, the BDS Providers, and female entrepreneurs from various fields.

It was a very interesting, enlightening training, and the exceptional hands-on practical approach of the facilitators ensured that everyone had a good time as they assimilated the Nigerian Entrepreneurship Environment from new perspectives. At the end of the training, every sector had decided on how to move forward, and more importantly, improve the environment for the Women Entrepreneur's benefit.

The BDS Providers also decided that it was time to create and maintain an association, so that information can be centralized, and the entrepreneurs can have increased access to all they have to offer.

Thus the BD-SPAN forum was born - the Business Development Service Providers Association of Nigeria. Visit the forum for information on Business Providers near you, events and conferences they have planned for you and to see what other entrepreneurs have done and how they have benefited from the BDS providers.

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