SME Boutique Women Entrepreneurs Club (SWEC) is a member-based group of aspiring women in business and leadership, who motivate, inspire, empower and support one another. We exist to walk alongside aspiring women in an atmosphere of comfort, community and a safe zone for our members to come to ask questions and get advice to help them flourish and achieve their goals.
SWEC develops women seeking business growth and personal development opportunities. Powered by Addosser Microfinance Bank, the aim of the club is to create a community of women who are empowered and positioned to succeed through the provision of capacity building seminars and workshops, access to financing and potential investors as well as networking and business support services tailored to suit specific business requirements.
Since the launch of the club in June 2016, we have gathered close to 2,000 members and provided free capacity building sessions to over 1,800 women through our online webinars, business clinics and most significantly our 2016 business accelerator programme and business plan competition.
Through our financial solutions, outreach efforts and educational resources, we help sustain the success of women-owned businesses and continuously support their role in shaping the future of small businesses in Nigeria. This we have achieved through Capacity Building Programs and access to Female Entrepreneur loan that is targeted at hands-on female entrepreneurs of locally managed formal or informal businesses who require financing to scale up their businesses.
We are committed to empowering as many female entrepreneurs as possible especially the start-ups, as we have identified the delicate stage at which they operate and need all the support necessary to scale up. The younger generation of women are creative and broad in their thinking and we hope to maximise the potential that they possess by turning their ideas into great enterprises.
Our community serves to empower, educate, establish and connect women who are on a mission to succeed in business.
We provide online and offline workshops to empower and train our members on skills and knowledge essential for their business growth.
Members enjoy flexible interest rate loans of formal or informal businesses who require finance to scale up their business.
We aim to provide a platform for members to promote their goods, increase brand visibility and reach their target market through business fairs, market place alliances and other online channels.
Our members get to meet and network with other business owners who share a passion to see each other grow and they also get the opportunity to be mentored by successful business owners who empower members to create their very own success map.