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“SMEs add to our GDP. The more of such businesses we can push, the bigger the economy becomes. Everyone gets a piece of a bigger pie than just a few people growing their businesses.”

And so, the kickoff of The Hack began with the Director of Marketing Communications at 9mobile, Saidat Lawal-Mohammed, affirming that it was the first in the series of events to mentor small businesses.

The Hack is a business mentorship and networking programme for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and SMEs held at the Zone, Gbagada. 9mobile facilitated it in partnership with TriciaBiz and other business experts to support and promote budding SMEs and entrepreneurs eager to grow their businesses, network and learn new strategies. The hacks can also be applied to their daily hustle and converted to sales.

It was evident that participants looked forward to learning new things from the faculty as they soaked and actively participated in the sessions.

Tricia Olufemi-Olumide (TriciaBiz) shared six growth hacks with the participants to overcome current and future challenges against expansion. She also discussed market penetration and development, sales channel optimization and promotions.

To demonstrate the practicality of these hacks, she broke the participants into eight groups where they brainstormed and made elevator pitches to the faculty in a lively and interactive session where immediate feedback was provided.

Fittingly, the event was not just about learning how to scale your business; it had its light moments with music, entertainment, and a raffle draw.

Manager, Fixed Solutions, 9mobile, Adedolapo Ilelaboye, and Manager, Enterprise Marketing, 9mobile, Oluwasegun Daodu, also discussed ‘Enterprise Cloud Solution’ and ‘Enterprise ComboPak’ with the participants.

9mobile will take The Hack around Nigeria to guide business owners in simple and practical ways to improve their businesses.

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From left: Director, Marketing Communications, 9mobile, Saidat Lawal- Mohammed; Facilitator, Tricia Olufemi- Olumide (TriciaBiz) and Director of Strategy, 9mobile, Karn Gulati at The Hack, a networking and business mentorship program organised by 9mobile for SMEs held in Lagos.

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Director, Marketing Communications, 9mobile, Saidat Lawal- Mohammed

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9mobile team at The Hack

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Facilitator, Tricia Olufemi- Olumide (TriciaBiz)

 

During one of the breakout/brain storming sessions

During one of the breakout/brain storming sessions

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Panel Discussion

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Participants at The Hack, a networking and business mentorship program organised by 9mobile for SMEs

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Winners of Smart phones, with Sowari Akosionu (Middle); Media Manager, 9mobile

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Anthony Chinonso Ogbonna is the editor of Techuncode media. He is a seasoned journalist whose stint cuts across broadcast, print and, especially, the online media. A graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Anthony holds a Masters Degree in Multimedia Journalism. He aligns his belief with those of world tech communities, holding tenaciously that the world is solely driven and can only be best with tech. Furthermore, Anthony believes that technology is simple, fun and is not what one, especially Africans, should be scared of, hence, his passion for telling compelling stories about tech in ways relatable to the ordinary user. He has his hobbies in reading and designing (new hobby though.)

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