This course description is indicative, and only for reference purposes. The course is not scheduled unless advertised in our calendar. If you are interested in this course, or require a customized course that is similar to this, please note that fees start from USD 25,000 for a two-week course. This fee is for a customized course for ten or fewer participants. For additional participants, the fee is USD 2500 per participant.
For these fees, the client may customize the course to the precise needs of the client's organization. Scheduling will be in consultation with the client.
Participants: Policy makers, administrators or officials from public, state or local government and non-profit organizations.
Course Brief: Supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is a key factor in alleviating poverty. This advanced course in SME development is designed to help countries, provinces, and local municipalities spark sustainable growth in SMEs.
The course explores four broad themes: improving the business environment, improving SME access to finance, improving SME access to markets, business skills, and information, and creating new opportunities through innovation. The course introduces Targeted Product Innovation, and other strategies appropriate to SMEs, for crafting and testing new products and services, and then transferring those innovations to those who can deliver solutions to underserved SMEs. The course also explores the critical strategy of linkage programs to develop SMEs.