A Special Invitation to the 3rd DICL Business Manager Planning Workshop

Entrepreneurship is far from wishful thinking, it takes commitment and dedication to kick-start an idea and pull it through. As a small business owner you must make it a duty to attend training and self-development courses and seminars as often as you can.

For 3 years running now, I have not missed the Domino Information Company Limited Business planning workshop series – a business seminar I recommend for every entrepreneur or world be entrepreneur out there.


The Business Manager Planning Workshop Series are designed to help Nigerian entrepreneurs create their plans in a most conducive and stimulating environment, working with peers. DICL and her partners provide the tools, expertise and guidance that are needed.

The success of business depends partly on effective planning. Business planning is an ongoing process for all businesses – or at least it should be. Effective planning keeps established companies on track and serves as a guide for companies that plan to reach important milestones within a given time frame.

History of the BM Workshops

This is the third in the series being organized by Domino Information Company Limited in collaboration with several partners with theme ‘Leave Nothing to Chance’. The workshop series debuted in 2011 with about 25 participants in attendance. In 2012, DICL partnered with MoneyCom, a microfinance bank and BusinessDay to organize the workshop which was themed ‘Success in 2012’. The workshop which was held at the Peninsula Hotel, Lekki was well attended by over 40 participants and had Mr Uzo Nduka, CEO, Domino Information Company Limited and Sola Olubode, MD, Moneycom Microfinance Bank speaking at the event which lasted 2-days.

Objectives & Goals

The Business Manager Planning Workshop Series seeks to create an environment, as well as provide expertise and tools, for the entrepreneurs to produce their own business plans for the year – 2013. The workshop also provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to network and share ideas on common business challenges.  Every participant should leave with a full knowledge, strategy and action plan for their business including a clear financial picture of where the business stands as at the end of 2012 and where they expect it to be over the New Year-2013.

The objective of organizing such a workshop is to strengthen the management capacity of MSMEs operators and equip them with management system and tools they need to compete in today’s economy

Our Partners

As its fast becoming our custom now, this year BusinessDay is our official media partner for the event. Other Partners have indicated interest in collaborating with us, these include: Sterling Bank Plc, Quest Advisory Services Limited, Mind+ Facilitation Company Limited, and Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA).

The Workshop

This is not your everyday workshop where tons of lectures are given; this is a practical workshop where all participants will be expected to work out their goals with guidance from our facilitators. The workshop is scheduled to hold for 2-days in Port Harcourt and Lagos on 20th – 21st Feb & 27th – 28th Feb, 2013 respectively. The Lagos workshop will hold at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja while the Port Harcourt leg will hold at Novotel.

Who Should Attend?

  • This workshop is for everyone who wishes to start a new business this year, 2013.
  • It is for every micro, small and medium entrepreneurs (MSMEs) that are already in business or managing a business
  • Managers, leaders of NGOs and non-profit organizations
  • CEOs or frontline Managers in charge of Planning, Admin or Projects of SMEs

Why should you attend?

  • You will learn how to craft strategies and action plans to drive your business
  • Learn how to translate your plan into everyday language
  • Learn how to use tools and skills to measure performance
  • All participants will get a free gift of the invaluable 150+ business management forms and templates
  • Free copy of The Business Manager for Entrepreneurs (hardcopy edition)
  • Network and connect with people sharing the same passion and work
  • Receive free 3months subscription to BusinessDay Newspaper
  • Participants will also have access to loan financing

Workshop Activities

The first part of the workshop will be an information sharing session with seasoned, experienced professionals who will talk on Nigeria Economic Outlook for 2013, Leading and Rewarding People for Business Success, Legal and Statutory Requirements for Businesses, Healthy Living for Busy Managers and Financial Management amongst others.

The second day of the workshop will be dedicated to perfect the business plan for every individual present. Our aim is to ensure that every participant will leave the venue with their own 2013 Business Plan that will help their businesses remain focused throughout the year

A tentative workshop Agenda is given below:

Topic Facilitator Center
Day 1
Nigeria: Macro-Economic Outlook 2013 – Focus on SMEs Bayo Rotimi, MD/CEO Quest Advisory Services Ltd Lagos & PH centers
Financial Management and Raising Funds for Business Omolara Akinfolarin – Branch Manager, Sterling Bank Plc Lagos & PH centers
Creating a Marketing Plan that works James Agama – Strategic Planning Manager, Mantrac Nigeria Lagos & PH centers
Leading and Rewarding People for Superior Business Performance Noruwa Edokpolo – CEO, Mind+ Facilitation Company Limited Lagos & PH centers
Legal & Statutory Requirements for Business Kameos Omosivwe – Principal Partner, Glenville Solicitors Lagos Center
Healthy Living for Business Executives Dr Gbenga Adebayo – CEO, Living Health International Lagos Center
Pre-Workshop Activities Review Uzo Nduka, CEO – Domino Information Company Ltd Lagos & PH centers
Day 2
Business Planning Uzo Nduka, CEO – Domino Information Company Ltd Lagos & PH centers

Value Proposition to Partners

Our value proposition to our partners is:

  • Partners get the opportunity of participating in a social cause to contribute to the collective good of the society
  • Our partners receive publicity in National Newspaper
  • Our partners join forces to contribute to the success of SMEs in Nigeria thereby adding value to the economy
  • Opportunity to network and share ideas

For Bookings and Reservations, get in touch with:

Atinuke Afolabi

Don’t forget to mention CFA when asked how you got to find out.