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GrowBiz Programme

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SME Corp. Malaysia is looking for a capable Implementation Partner for GrowBiz 2023 micro enterprise business transformation programme.

 

Background

GrowBiz Programme is one of the initiatives under the Program Pembangunan Perniagaan Usahawan Mikro (BizME) specifically to enhance knowledge and provide guidance to entrepreneurs in upgrading their businesses from micro to small-sized companies while improving business efficiency and productivity. GrowBiz will be implemented by a firm appointed by SME Corp. Malaysia which will be known as the Implementation Partner (IP).

 

Objective 

GrowBiz employs a hand-holding approach on micro enterprises that includes elements of training, coaching and monitoring to guide micro enterprises to scale up their businesses to the next level.  

 

Training Module

Implementation Partner (IP) shall conduct a customised and structured training for GrowBiz 2023 participants which include these modules:

  • Module #1: Self-Transformation
  • Module #2: Entrepreneurial Journey
  • Module #3: Business Communication 
  • Module #4: Operations Management
  • Module #5: Marketing & Branding 
  • Module #6: Resource Management & Finance  
  • Module #7: Business Compliance & Legislation 
  • Module #8: Technology Transformation & Digitalisation 
  • Module #9: Customer Relationship Management 
  • Module #10: Business Models & Systems
  • Other relevant modules 

 

A pool of at least 100 micro enterprises will be selected to participate in this programme including at least 30 women-owned and 15 youth-owned micro enterprises.

 

Training Requirements

  • This programme offers intensive training to eligible participating micro enterprises.
  • Training and coaching sessions for participating micro enterprises shall be conducted hands-on by the Implementation Partner (IP).   
  • Participating micro enterprises shall be monitored by the Implementation Partner (IP) within six (6) months from the commencement of training session and six (6) months after the completion of the programme for impact assessment of companies participating in the GrowBiz Programme. 
  • Implementation Partner (IP) is responsible for obtaining participation in consultation with SME Corp. Malaysia.
  • Implementation Partner (IP) shall manage the SCORE rating processes and documentations of participating companies during the implementation period of the GrowBiz 2023 Programme to evaluate their current performance.
  • Implementation Partner (IP) shall ensure that participants register MSME Status to validate that a company / business is a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME).

 

Qualifying Criteria for Implementation Partner (IP) of GrowBiz 2023 Programme

Implementation Partner (IP) is required to possess these criteria:

  1. Open to all companies with experience in consultation and coaching for business scale-up.
  2. Business registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) under the Companies Act 1965 or 2016 & operates in a business premise with a valid business license from the Local Authority.
  3. At least 60% equity owned by Malaysian.
  4. Has experience in related field of at least five (5) years.
  5. Submit latest Audited Financial Statements of at least one (1) year.
  6. Has sound financial capabilities.
  7. Validation of MSME Status if under the category of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

 

Invitation

  • Company interested in applying as Implementation Partner (IP) of GrowBiz 2023 Programme are required to:
    1. attend the GrowBiz 2023 Programme Briefing Session
    2. submit an application form and project proposal based on the scope of implementation of the GrowBiz 2023 Programme
  • Only project proposal from companies that have attended the Briefing Session shall be processed and evaluated.
  • Submission to state acceptance of Expression of Interest (EOI) by interested companies starting from 22 November until 21 December 2022.
  • The GrowBiz 2023 Programme Briefing Session will be held at SME Corp. Malaysia on 15 December 2022. Please fill out the confirmation of attendance form for the session at the following link latest by 12 December 2022: http://tinyurl.com/RSVPSesiTaklimatProgramGrowBiz
  • Upon receipt of confirmation of company's attendance, Secretariat will shortlist and invite companies that fulfill the qualifying criteria of IP via email to attend the GrowBiz 2023 Programme Briefing Session.
  • Upon attending the GrowBiz 2023 Programme Briefing Session, companies interested in becoming an Implementation Partner (IP) need to submit the application form as attached and GrowBiz 2023 Programme project proposal via letter or email to SME Corp. Malaysia at the following address latest by 21 December 2022:

 

Secretariat of GrowBiz Programme

Policy Monitoring and Inclusive Development Division
SME Corp. Malaysia
Level 6 Block C Platinum Sentral
Jalan Stesen Sentral 2, Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur

Infoline: 1 300 30 6000

Download Application Form for Implementation Partner under the GrowBiz 2023 Programme [PDF] 
Download Expression of Interest (EOI) [PDF] 

 

For more information, please contact 03-2775 6061 / 6174 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date: 21 December 2022 

 

CONTACT US

SME Corporation Malaysia
Level 6, SME 1, Block B 
Platinum Sentral
Jalan Stesen Sentral 2
Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50470 Kuala Lumpur

Info Line: 1300-30-6000
Fax Line: 03-2775 6001
Email: info[at]smecorp[dot]gov[dot]my

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