We believe SMEs are too important for the local economy to be left without the right support.
Since we opened shop 6 years ago, VConnect has invested heavily in ideas that help small businesses grow rapidly.
We’ve built a product that constantly evolves with the needs of small businesses. Our latest update puts the business front and center of our operations with a business owner dashboard that lets you add products for inquiries, a robust reporting tool and a user interface that makes sure visitors get all the relevant information about your business at one glance.
Aside from our last update, we are also doubling down on offline activities we hope will help SMEs grow. It’s why we are hosting an SME conference this year.
We are calling it SME Conference 1.0. The event date is January 19, 2017. (It’s a free event. You can request an invite here.)
Why SME Conference 1.0?
From many years of helping small business come online and manage their online profile, we’ve come to understand that growth finance and effective use of technology are major problems for small businesses.
It’s why we are excited about this conference. We have a real chance to help small business start the new year on the right footing.
Our big idea is that we’ll host about 200 small business along with more than a dozen industry masterminds to talk about these challenges and how to scale them.
Some of these masterminds include Tawa Bolarin of Airtel, Tayo Oviosu who built Paga and Karl Matze from Stanford SEED. (You can request an invite here.)
To host this event, we’ve tag-teamed with Facebook.
Facebook has been pushing to get more businesses online since we can remember and one of its more visible overtures is the Freebasics. It’s why we are excited about them coming on board with us.
The team at Facebook is just as pumped about the event as us.
“This conference will bring these SMEs up to speed on the resources and technologies available to them, and we are excited about this kind of empowerment,” Jennifer Fong, Strategic Product Partnership manager at Facebook told us.
We need you
Our hope is that small business like yours will get instructive ideas from this conference to grow your business. But we need you to attend first.
Although the event is free, seating is limited. So you have to request an invite.
If you have any questions, drop them in the comments for us.
We hope to see you at the event.
SME Conference 1.0 is organized by VConnect and Facebook. The event date is January 19, 2017.