How to Register & Benefits from Nigerian Association of Small And Medium Scale Enterprise

NASME is a best practices Business membership organization that use a combination of research, technology, and consulting to improve the performance of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Lagos and Nigeria.

Our dedicated team fined and forged the best new ideas and proven practices from across our vast network of Nigerian Business leaders. Then we customize and hardwire them into every member of our organization, creating enduring value. Interested in membership? Contact us.

Since NASME’s inception in 1996, we have grown from a small think tank and advocacy group in a single apartment into 26 States in Nigeria and the FCT. And while our impact on MSMEs has multiplied over the decades, our commitment to members has not changed.

Through our membership model, we collaborate with executives and their teams to find and implement the best solutions to their toughest challenges. We offer:

  • Evaluation: In-depth and cutting edge study of best practices
  • Research: Proven, actionable insights inspired by MSME’s most progressive organizations.
  • Technology: Analytics platforms that surface opportunities, hardwire best practices, and accelerate progress.
  • Consulting: Seasoned experts providing strategic, customized support.

Learn more about how we’re helping members transform their strategy, customer care, Product deliveryadministration and Marketing operations—and why organizations look to us as a strategic partner


  • Provide and disseminate useful and timely information for the advancement of its member businesses
  • Facilitate delivery of suitable credits to MSMEs through member financial Institutions, etc
  • Create public awareness of the role of MSMEs in National development
  • Properly co-ordinate MSME activities by interfacing with investors (local and foreign) and adopting strategic approach to issues bothering on the development and well-being of MSMES in Nigeria
  • Development and maintain a comprehensive date bank for MSMEs
  • Ensure and facilitate regular organization of workshops, seminars, lectures, summit and annual international conferences
  • Engage in the provision of practical technical support services to MSMEs and other corporate bodies, especially in the area of business consultancy
  • Sponsor members to trade missions abroad
  • Play more active role in policy advocacy on issues affecting MSMEs through
  • legislative and executive lobby as well as ensure proper representative and
  • participation in state and federal government special committees
  • Foster closer ties with international donor agencies like the IFC, UNIDO, UNDP, CIPE, ENABLE etc. and the World Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME)
  • Provide export promotion service and identification of markets for the products of MSMEs
  • Expose MSMEs to local and foreign markets through trade fair/exhibitions and rad shows
  • Identify and source appropriate technologies and relevant raw materials that can enhance the efficiency of MSMEs


NASME provides Business Development Services for the benefit of her members. Services on offer include but not limited to the followings;

Business Clinic
NASME has put in place free Business Clinic for member enterprises having challenges in their business operations and in need of help. The Clinic is scheduled by appointment and based on needs assessment. Interested members are required to complete and submit a ‘Needs Assessment Form’ and book an appointment to meet with a designated Consultant who will conduct an interview with the enterprise owner to diagnose the business and come up with a check list of recommendations that will assist in stabilizing the business operations. Click NASME Business Clinic Needs Assessment Form to download
Entrepreneurship & Business Management Training
NASME conducts regular training programs on entrepreneurship and management subjects to educate members on various business matters. Also, some NASME member institutions offer training programs on regular basis and interested members can participate at discounted cost. For the current timetable of available training programs, click Training Programs Timetable
Accounting & Financial Services
A major challenge to small business operators is how to keep regular and up to date financial records of business transactions. Reason is that most entrepreneurs lack basic book-keeping skills and the cost of employing or maintaining an accountant or auditor is quite high. To assist our members, NASME offer affordable financial services to members by engaging…….

Capacity Building

CAC Business Registration
NASME has established a good working relationship with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to facilitate registration procedure and filling of annual returns for MSMEs. Members who need assistance in this regard can contact NASME Lagos Secretariat.

Corporate & Income Tax Registration
Many small enterprises operate in the informal sector of the economy and do not pay tax. Payment of taxes and levies is a key statutory obligation of a registered business enterprise and they are expected to file annual tax returns with Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).’NASME members are encouraged to pay their taxes and levies as at when due. Business operators are not aware of tax exemptions and other tax benefits they are entitled to

NAFDAC Product Registration
The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has established a ‘Small Business Support Desk’ at their Lagos office to assist MSMEs looking to register their products and Production Facilities with the agency. NASME has direct contact with NAFDAC officials and facilitate members’ application with the agency. Members requiring assistance should contact NASME Secretariat for details. For more information, Click Procedure for NAFDAC Registration / Renewal

SONCAP Registration
Total Health Trust Insurance Scheme
NASME has in place a health Insurance Scheme with Total Health Trust for benefit of members. The scheme is affordable and enable members to cover their families and employee under the insurance scheme.

Small Business Benefits

There are numerous business opportunities available in the various sectors of an emerging economy such as Nigeria
The various business models are as follows;
Start –ups, Retirees, Unemployed Graduates, Retrenched Workers, one can engaged in. Listed are MSME projects with prepared bankable feasibility studies for individual business promoters can engage in. 151 + 50 Small Businesses for Entrepreneurs by Wale Akinyanmi
Contact NASME Secretariat for details on any of the listed projects..

Franchise Opportunities


Many small businesses have adopted the franchising business model in Nigeria and are doing quite well. Below are franchising opportunities available for you to take advantage of.


Do you have a business Idea that you want to bring to live? Or have an existing business that needs expansion? Are you into

  • Agricultural Investments(production, Storage, Processing, Logistics)b
  • Education
  • Services – Health, Hospitality, Catering)
  • ICT
  • Mining.
  • Creative Industry (Fashion, Design, Crafts, Entertainment,
  • etc.

Then you should take advantage of our training sessions which are organized to empower SMEs with relevant entrepreneurships and managemental skills, business ideas and it also creates a great opportunity for businesses to network and grow.

The sessions are organized periodically and dates are announced to members and the general public when scheduled.  Information about the training schedule will also be published on our website.

How to Register 

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