There was so much discussion yesterday and it was impossible to take down everything but here are just a few points that stood out for me at the 12th SME Conference powered by EDC themed The Future of Work: Re-inventing your organisation for competitiveness.
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Flexible working is becoming the norm. In America half the workforce now work from home.
Ensure your business has soul and encourage feedback.
KEY NOTE SPEAKER
It’s always a pleasure to hear from Ndidi Nwuenli. She is simply amazing.
1. She puts God first in everything
2. She has several mentors for different aspects of her life
3. She surrounds herself with good advisers and she on several boards
BONUS In order to scale up and be taken seriously you should have a board.
Some questions that Ndidi posed for ladies
1. Are you self aware?
2. Are you innovative?
3. Are you ethical?
At the breakout session led by Nneka Okekearu, Deputy Director at EDC, three powerful women spoke about their businesses namely:
Three things that stood out with all of them are the following:
Be dedicated to your dreams. It involves a lot of sacrifice and discipline.
Always stay focused on the vision of the business.
Take risks and invest in things that will take your business to the next level.
Social media is a great platform for building your personal brand (Joy)
Go the extra mile to listen to staff and attend to their needs. This will keep them loyal and motivated.
Example provide food for staff especially if they work in a food environment or provide good cooling systems especially if they work in a hot environment. Just try as much as possible to cater to their needs and see staff as an investment.
All of the ladies were down to earth, humble and approachable and I was inspired to do more to scale up my business.
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