AMI’ October Entrepreneur of the Month
22nd October 2020
Meet Vivien Torbunde of Nigeria, AMI’s Entrepreneur of the Month for October 2020. Vivien is the founder and CEO of ME2U Enterprises, a mobile catering unit and a participant in AMI’s Survive to Thrive Programme.
Watch Vivien as she speaks about her experience in Survive to Thrive, a business growth programme designed to support SMEs navigate the opportunities and challenges of today. For a limited time, full scholarships are open and close on October 25th, 2020.
Customer care can make a small business stand out
ZA Support stands out with exceptional customer service, keeping clients informed and prioritizing their needs. Led by CEO Courtney's passion and dedication, the company thrives on a committed team. Despite challenges, Courtney's journey from adversity to success fuels their desire to solve real problems. A distinctive competitive advantage and a passion-driven team make ZA Support shine in the business landscape.
Creating jobs requires fertile soil for small businesses to survive and grow
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Continuing with the next step while things fall apart
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