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30 November 2015



NOVEMBER; LAGOS – Templars Managing Counsel, Zelda Akindele, was a Facilitator at the 7th Business Skills Workshop on November 27, 2015 organised by the Global Shapers Community (Lagos Hub) – an initiative of the World Economic Forum.

The workshop’s aim was to train micro entrepreneurs in legal and tax requirements for new businesses. It was attended by dozens of young entrepreneurs with diverse business interests ranging from trading and fashion design to blogging. The attendants shared their experiences as well as challenges with enthusiasm, and gave positive feedback about the framework proposed by Zelda.

Speaking after the session, Zelda said “Every single business starts with an idea. Our youth have the ideas and are clearly hardworking, but certain business skills need to be learnt, including a basic understanding of the legal issues involved in setting up and operating a business. At Templars, we value initiatives like this as opportunities to educate and inform burgeoning entrepreneurs and expand their capabilities. We use our participation to transfer knowledge and contribute to growing the economy.”

Lagos Hub curator, Lanre Messan, said “The workshop was great and one we would always cherish. The participants look forward to applying lessons learnt.”

Since establishing in 2010, The Lagos Hub Global Shapers Community have held a variety of workshops on topics pertinent to business including Finance, Technology and Strategy.

The gallery below shows pictures from the event.

Click here for Zelda Akindele’s presentation to the workshop






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