For Nigerian-Based Businesses: How to Register Your Micro, Small, or Medium Scale Business with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN)



The SMEDAN Mandate


The mandate of SMEDAN as contained in the enabling Act can be summarized as follows:


* Stimulating, monitoring and coordinating the development of the MSMEs sub-sector;

* Initiating and articulating policy ideas for small and medium enterprises growth and development;

* Promoting and facilitating development programs, instruments and support services to accelerate the development and modernization of MSME operations;

* Serving as vanguard for rural industrialization, poverty reduction, job creation and enhanced livelihoods;

* Linking MSMEs to internal and external sources of finance, appropriate technology, technical skills, as well as to large enterprises;

* Promoting and providing access to industrial infrastructures such as layouts, incubators, industrial parks;

* Intermediating between MSMEs and Government [SMEDAN is the voice of the MSMEs];

* Working in contact with other institutions in both public and private sector to create a good enabling environment of business in general, and MSME activities in particular.


What is the SMEDAN MSME Registration about?


The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has commenced the mass registration of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria.


This mass registration exercise will facilitate the development of a comprehensive database for MSMEs in Nigeria, and each MSME will have a Unique Identification Number created for them.


Who Can Register?


This registration exercise is open to all Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises operating in Nigeria, including Artisans, Traders, Tailors, Fashion Designers, Spare Parts Dealers, Barbers, and so much more!


If you run a business, you are qualified to register.


Why Register?


Registering as an MSME on this database will enable critical stakeholders in the private and public sector to provide you with the necessary support, policies and programs tailored for you.


Registered MSMEs will be the direct beneficiaries of various SMEDAN programs, as well as other public and private sector organizations.


What are the Benefits of Registration?


The registration exercise is simple and easy to complete within minutes.


More importantly:


* Creation of a SMEDAN Unique Identification Number (SUIN);

* Access to the SMEDAN Conditional Grant Scheme (Grants of up to ₦50,000 per MSME);

* Priority funding from public and private sector financial institutions, including International Donor Agencies;

* Empowerment Programs and Entrepreneurship Training;

* Business Insurance;

* And many more!


What do You Need to Register?


Firstly, it’s completely free to register.


Then, asides the normal business related questions you can easily answer about your business, the following are some of the items you should keep handy as you commence the registration process:


* CAC registration number, if your business is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria.

* Means of Identification of the Principal Owner of the business, like, Driver’s License, International Passport, National I.D. Card, Permanent Voters’ Card (PVC), etc.


How to Register?


To register, go to the following link:  


What if You cannot Register for Yourself?


You can contact us here, and we will be more than glad to help.

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