Becoming an EDC member makes you a part of a growing network of small and medium business owners who through the EDC vast resource of Business Development experts, Training Programs and Networking are able to address problems associated with starting-up, growing and expanding. EDC provides their members with special services that will help them compete effectively.
- Alumni member
- Non-Alumni member
How to become a Financial Member
Complete the membership form and pay a life membership fee.
EDC services are available to members and non-members, however financial members benefits include:
EDC Life members enjoy priority on all events/programs
Provide you with training to help ensure the sustainability of your organization with twenty percent (20%) discount on all EDC training, seminars, and workshops. This is applicable to members and all their staff
Promotion of international trade through meetings with visiting foreign business delegations, participation in Trade Fairs/Exhibitions and business delegations abroad
Free EDC network meeting on a first come first serve basis. This can be breakfast, lunch or dinner meetings. To qualify, members must pre-book once the notice is sent. Members can also come with guests at N10,000 per person.
Access to EDC Resources Centre
Financial members and their staff can borrow without charge from EDC library, various entrepreneurial, leadership and business books that can help you grow your business. Members get free copy of the bi –monthly Enterprise digest.
Members get to speak with professionals about problems and challenges facing their businesses on a one on one basis at the EDC centre on a periodic basis. Once the notice is sent out, members are expected to pre-book. Because this is one of our popular services, bookings are made on a first come first served basis.
Nigeria SME Toolkit
Members have access to the Toolkit through the EDC website giving access to a vast resource of information and business directory. In addition, EDC Financial members have access to premium services on the toolkit.
Access to EDC pool of SME focused consultants that are able to quickly diagnose and provide solutions to various business problems at subsidized rates. This include but not limited to Business Plans development, Investment Readiness, etc.
Members enjoy quarterly visits from EDC visiting team as a follow up on their businesses. This creates a forum for a mini business clinic for them where issues affecting their enterprise are raised and addressed.
These retreats help provide holistic customer driven strategies for organizational growth. This service is discounted for all EDC Financial members.
Opportunity to gain mileage
All EDC Financial members automatically earns points and gets an opportunity to gain mileage on the EDC mileage system.
Access to market Place
Financial members will enjoy assistance to trade and industry in becoming competitive in national and international markets. Every Financial member will be listed on the EDC directory which will be within the “members only” section of EDC website. And only members will have access to FULL information on this members only section. In addition, every member will be invited to various market place products as they become available.
Free online marketing of company products/services Special Discount
- Regular and timely Information
EDC financial members will enjoy regular and timely information on latest national and international policies .Govt. Legislations and entrepreneurial developments. EDC will also help generate awareness and gather public support regarding specific aspects of business for overall business development for her life members.
Members also enjoy a percentage discount on the following companies:
- Qatar Airline
- Virgin Atlantic
- South African Airlines
- Cleanace Drycleaners
- Transcorp Hotel Calabar
- Protea Hotel Port Harcourt
- Hotel Presidential Port Harcourt
- Kenya Airways
- Twice as Nice
……….. And more!