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PLANNING & RESEARCH

This focusses on MSMEs research and policy advocacy activities. It involves the following:

  •  Carrying out surveys on particular topics to MSMEs.

  • Proactively plan and carry out assessment needs and data collection for different industries.

  • Identifying areas in which SMEDI can support implementation of SMEs policy 

  • Coordinate quarterly meetings for small business forums 

  • Carrying out formal assessments of MSMEs financial needs

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BUSINESS INFORMATION & TRAINING

  • Coordinating businesses training and advisory services for MSMEs startups

  •  Assessing training requirements of MSMEs in relation to current offerings by service providers. 

  • Collaborating with potential service providers to close gaps in MSMEs training and collaborate with them to offer required training programs 

  • Coordinating business training and advisory services for established MSMEs

  • Operating a "One Stop Information center "for start-ups and established MSMEs. 

  • Facilitating linkages between MSMEs and financial institutions.

  • Managing MSMEs information and data and disseminate information to MSMEs.

  •  Linking MSMEs with Potential to access new markets

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OTHER SERVICES OFFERED AT SMEDIs’ ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (EDC) - MPONELA)

This is a training arm of SMEDI with the necessary facilities for training sessions and focusses on: 

  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management trainings 

  • Business Coaching and Mentoring 

  • Provision of accommodation and catering services

  • Provision of conference facilities 

  • Provision of library services 

  • Provision of social club