As a business development Consultant with Barclays Bank Kenya, I have been working with SMEs in the major cities and towns of Kenya. I have come to realize that most SMEs owners have limited skills in the areas of business development. Many just follow their passion and go along. However, I have also noted that the SMEs that succeed are the ones where the own invests in acquiring business development skills. I would like to hears the views of the forum participants in this topic.