Nigeria: Google Commences Training for 500 Entrepreneurs


Google Nigeria has commenced the "Succeed Online" training series for 500 entrepreneurs to help Nigerian small and medium business owners make better use of the internet in reaching more customers and meeting their business goals.

Bunmi Banjo, the Marketing Manager for SME products at Google Nigeria said that the goal of the "Succeed Online" training series is to educate small and medium business owners on crucial tips that would help them boost the impact of their online presence.

She said having a website gives businesses an opportunity to showcase their goods and services and further benefit from a comprehensive online presence which include good use of social media, listings, blogs and other tools which are available to them at no cost.

Banjo explained that the "Succeed Online" training is an educational series by Google to help business owners understand how to manage a wide range of internet tools that can take their businesses to the next level.

She said this is a part of the Get Nigerian Businesses Online program (GNBO) launched in September 2011, which has so far enabled over 25,000 SMEs in Nigeria to build their own websites for free.

The GNBO program is a joint initiative by Google and partners such as Ecobank to help SMEs create their first websites and help them make the most of the opportunities offered by the internet.