SME Digital Academy and SMEDAN

The SME Digital Academy and SMEDAN are in partnership to give digital skills to several business owners. There are many courses on this platform that address various problems faced by individual business operators such as finance, record keeping, content creation, and marketing. Click here to access the courses. So I will be addressing various questions being frequently asked. Some of the are as follows:

What’s the difference between CAC and SMEDAN?

CAC – Corporate Affairs Commission

CAC stands for Corporate Affairs Commission. It is a body that registers, regulates, and formulates policy for business formations in Nigeria. Corporate Affairs Commission was established to regulate and supervise the management and formation of business.

SMEDAN – Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency

SMEDAN caters for 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 programmes, instruments, and support services to accelerate the development and modernization of  MSME operations;  

SMEDAN Digital Academy

SME Digital Academy is the first major Online Learning Platform with a growing collection of  Online Courses and Lessons for Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria and indeed across Africa. The Academy portal houses courses that cover areas such as technical skills, soft skills, business tricks, experiential knowledge, crafts, business information, success tips, and many more.

What is the benefit of SMEDAN?

There are key benefits SMEDAN provides to SME businesses. Over the years, SMEDAN makes loans available to SMEs through collaborations with other agencies of government such as BOI (Bank of Industries ), and CBN – Central Bank of Nigeria. This is because SMEDAN is not a loan or credit agency but it can help SMEs secure loans after meeting some criteria.

What can I do with my Smedan certificate?

One of the major advantages of SMEDAN certificate is that it positions you well when applying for bank loans. Although this is not a total guarantee that you will be offered the loan. Having this as part of your documents really helps. More than enough is better than not enough.

How can I register for SMEDAN ?

You can register your business with SMEDAN here. It is simple, easy, and free.


Keep sharpening your skills as a business person, productivity is tied to this. Never stop learning.