dfcu Bank, in partnership with Enterprise Uganda, has today announced that it will hold 12 business clinics for its Small and Medium Enterprise customers. The announcement was made during a press briefing which also doubled as the first training session at Mackinnon Suites. The clinics will be held over the course of the next six months and will centre on growing the skillsets of the beneficiaries.
They will also focus on the five functional areas of a business; Marketing, Finance, Human Resource, Strategic planning and Operations. The announcement comes a week after dfcu Bank was unveiled as the main sponsor of the 2017 Top mid-sized Companies’ Survey.
Speaking at the press briefing, the dfcu Bank Managing Director, Juma Kisaame said the Business Clinics were part of the Bank’s strategy to empower the SME business community.
“Using the M-S-F Model, Enterprise Uganda will provide both practical and theoretical training to our SME clients. These training sessions will cater to 35-40 people per session and will cover various aspects related to operating a successful business operation. For the next six months, we will mobilize our customers to attend two training sessions each month- and our expectation is that they will be better equipped to manage their businesses,” Kisaame said.
Kisaame emphasized the Bank’s commitment to the Ugandan market saying, “dfcu Bank is firmly dedicated to offering tailor-made solutions to our clients with the belief that in turn, they will help them grow both their personal and business investments. The Business Clinics will cover a range of topics including marketing, branding, human resource management and several more, which we believe will offer invaluable learnings to business owners and managers.”
Kisaame concluded by saying all participants in the clinics would be required to create action plans- which would be used during the advisory sessions scheduled to take place a month after the completion of the clinics.