Barclays Educates Over 300 Businesses

Some business owners at the SME clinic

BARCLAYS BANK Ghana has held the 5th edition of its SME clinic for owners of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) at its Kwame Nkrumah Circle branch.

Over 300 companies have so far benefitted from the tailor-made capacity building programme of the bank. The programme is aimed at educating and assisting the SMEs on running sound and sustainable businesses.

The SME clinic is also designed to equip business owners with relevant skills and information to grow their businesses.

This event adds to earlier clinics held in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tema for over 250

Participating clients were extensively engaged by experts from the bank and an external resource person from the Ghana Freight Forwarders Executive Committee. Customers were taken through sound credit practices, group imports and how they could access import documents and business payment solutions.

Beneficiary SMEs were also coached on leveraging the business club proposition to build the relevant business capacity they require. They were introduced to various products and services developed by the bank for their benefit.

Key among the new products and services were Digital Banking, Mobile Money Transactions and Barclays Business Club.

The bank indicated that it would extend this initiative to other parts of the country this year as it transitions to Absa.