OPEYEMI Ojesina, head, SME Banking of Unity Bank, has stressed the need for creating wealth through conscious financial management skills in a paper he presented at the Women Conference held in Lagos last week. Ojesina, who spoke on ‘The Place of the Women Entrepreneur’ enjoined them to shift from mere buying and selling to creating long lasting businesses enterprises. He urged the women to strive to have a clear understanding of the concepts of the businesses they engage in order to attract funding from banks. Ojesina, who noted that good business ideas are as important as finance for budding entrepreneurs, urged women to be open to sharing creative business ideas that could be the leverage upon which funding support could be found.
“Believe that you can start small and shelve the idea that you must have all the money or materials to take off. Existing businesses attract funding easier than yet-to-take-off ones” Ojesina said.
He commended the Amazing Amazons, the organisers of ‘The Lagos and The Women Conference’ for the support and awareness for wealth creation through entrepreneurship development. He noted that the initiative tallies with Unity Bank’s focus of supporting rural economy aimed at reducing the vulnerabilities of the rural dwellers and creating opportunities that could enhance their standard of living.
— Oct 24, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT