It gives us great pleasure to introduce this association whose acronym is ASBON with the motto – Start Small, GROW BIG ……And Start Now, with you.
Micro and Small business owners across the country form over 41.47 million enterprises with total employment in the sector put at about 51.84 million, contributing about 49.78% to the GDP (National Bureau of Statistics). If only each of the 41.47 million small business owners creates just one more job every year, that is about 42 million jobs every year.
If well nurtured with the help of ASBON and other relevant agencies, this sector will generate over 6 trillion naira annually and pay tax and levies of upward of 2 trillion naira annually to the government.
The association was birthed and launched by the former Governor of Ogun State – Senator Ibikunle Amosun on Friday, 1st November of the year 2013.
In our 10 years of existence, our membership has spread to 36 states of the federation including the F.C.T numbering in thousands. We also have affiliations with other organizations in the UK, EU, China, India, and the United States. We project a membership base of 20 million business owners in the next five years.
We have so far imparted positively in many small businesses by way of helping to solve the aforementioned challenges by organizing workshops and symposia to address these challenges and interfacing with overzealous government officials who pose threats to the smooth running of business. In this course, we have a monitoring team with dedicated vehicles that run surveillance on our members’ activities. We have a multifunctional and multifaceted cooperative multipurpose society that finance members with short and long term loans and with low interest rate. We have an advocacy media department that educates the public on viable businesses they can venture into, how to run business aright, and equally interface with government agencies and organizations related to small business and growth.
This department runs a weekly program on two radio stations ( OGBC 90.5FM and EKO 89.7FM) titled – START YOUR OWN BUSINESS TODAY! And on television stations (MITV) including DSTV, GOTV and STARTIMES titled – BE YOUR OWN BOSS.
We run a weekly national newspaper tagged SMALL BUSINESS NEWS and a monthly news magazine with the name SMALL BUSINESS MAGAZINE.
We source for loans, grants, and investment opportunities for members from other financial institutions, NGOs, corporate organizations, and other international organizations, educate members on business opportunities, advocate and represent member’s interests to relevant government agencies, ministries and parastatals, project members businesses through our chains of media programs, help members obtain relevant government approvals and documents including C.A.C., NAFDAC, S.O.N, TRADEMARKS and CUSTOMS papers, organize trade expos and fairs, provide data on business and the economy, design studies to improve products and/or service, open up access to markets amongst others.
It is our belief that with your involvement and support, we have a significant role to play in showcasing the positive ideas and businesses of our teeming entrepreneurs that can turn the lives of millions around from poverty to prosperity and more importantly raise generations of employers of labor.
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