The first phase of the pilot version of the Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) online support platform will be launched by the end of March, it was revealed on Wednesday.
The revelation was made after a meeting was held Tuesday between technicians from the Economic Information and Documentation Centre and the (Economy Ministry’s) National Program for Small and Medium Enterprises. The meeting was devoted to studying the SME support platform, the Economic Information and Documentation Centre, which is the implementing agency, reported.
The meeting revolved around the presentation of the components of the platform and the extensive explanation of its working mechanisms.
A one-stop platform for SMEs
The platform is intended to be the one-stop-shop for everything needed by those involved in SMEs. This includes a section allocated to innovative projects that need financing from venture capital. Another section is allocated to owners of traditional projects that are looking for financing.
Meanwhile, a third section is dedicated to the owners of existing projects who wish to expand their activities.
The platform will also have sections on statistics, reports, news, advertisements, and training programmes offered by the various partners of the programme.
The Economic Information and Documentation Centre reported that the meeting ended with defining the timetable and the priority components that will be launched in the first phase.