A Guide to Doing Business in Nigeria 2018-19

This factsheet, produced as part of the AFFORD Business Club’s services, provides a route map of the exciting business opportunities in Nigeria for existing and potential investors within the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) sector. It aims to bring together useful information and insights that will ease business and country operations for diaspora and other businesses in the complex Nigerian market. The ABC Guide opens with an overview of the country’s economy, political and social context, with basic market insights into the business opportunities that exist in key sectors. In addition to access to finance, which is one of the biggest challenges for diaspora SMEs, this guide provides information of useful statutory and private sector organisations whose functions may have implications for businesses operating in Nigeria. It provides case studies of some of the situations businesses frequently encounter and the strategies adopted to successfully overcome them. It concludes with tips and advice gleaned from the experience of AFFORD and its partners about operating successfully in Nigeria. There will be regular updates of ABC Guide to Doing Business in Nigeria.

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