Over 150 business entrepreneurs in Arusha have benefited from business training organised by the National Microfinance Bank (NMB) in the northern zone.
The training is meant to empower businesspersons with key business tips, which in turn will bolster their daily ventures.
Among other things, entrepreneurs who are in the established NMB clubs will be trained on how to look for markets for their products.
Northern Zone NMB manager Vicky Bishubo said his bank has managed to bring together more than 150 businesspersons in Arusha, who regularly meet and discuss key issues related to their daily activities.
“Such kinds of training are important tools towards improving their businesses in their respective areas,” Bishubo said on Tuesday when opening the one-day training to Arusha-based NMB club of entrepreneurs.
According the manager, the training is also meant to give businesspersons a special package that will make them ably re-pay their loans.
“This training is also an important platform for the business community in the northern zone to have an opportunity to exchange views with bankers and their counterparts.
So, through this we believe it will take them into an extra mileage,” Bishubo insisted.
The tailored training packages are expected also to reach the business communities of Manyara, Kilimanjaro and Tanga regions.
NMB has a total of 450 members in its clubs formed in the northern zone regions, who are being drilled with different business skills every year.
Chairman of NMB club in Arusha, Adamu Shayo commended the bank for preparing the training saying it will be used as an important tool towards improving their business skills.
“Our business activities are facing a number of challenges, hence having such training will make us move ahead,” Shayo said.
He added that relying solely on the local market is an outdated fashion of doing business “we need to get access to the regional market and if possible an international markets.”
Shayo was optimistic that the training will make the business community in Tanzania be able to tap potentials available in the East African Common Market, which was officially launched in July 2010.