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TOPIC: SMED Program by Phil. Chamber of Commerce and Industry

SMED Program by Phil. Chamber of Commerce and Industry 6 years 7 months ago #85268

Good to know there are programs for Small and Medium businesses, below are the complete list of agencies to deal with, kayo na po bahala checking their respective websites.

At least we are informed that our government has something for this group. Thanks to the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) FYI.

SMED ( Small and Medium Enterprise Development )

PCCI Virtual SME Center

It has been acknowledged worldwide that the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) play a significant role in the development and economic growth of a country. MSMEs are powerful force for poverty reduction. A dynamic SME sector can galvanize an entire economy by creating jobs and spurring growth.

However the development of MSMEs is impeded by several constraints, including but not limited to, limited access to the banking sector, low levels of professional and management skills, market access constraints and lack of access to relevant information.

While there are a lot of information available to help address the needs of MSMEs, these are not readily available. This is where the virtual SME Center anchors.

The PCCI Virtual SME Center is envisioned to be a repository and dissemination facility of relevant and updated information for micro, small and medium entrepreneurs and interested parties. It contains business support services in the areas of marketing, information communication, technology, financing, and human resource development.


Business Advisory

Connects entrepreneurs to people, information and business resources to enhance competitiveness and profitability.

Professional managers, trained advisers and specialist from various organizations are available to help develop SMEs into more competitive and transformed firms. They shall

•Assist in identifying and removing potential barriers to continued growth.
•Direct entrepreneurs to key marketing and export resources and help firms become export-ready.
•Help export-ready firms increase or diversity exports by identifying international market opportunities.
•Help entrepreneurs forge partnerships with leading financial sources and other professional services.
•Provide public and private-sector information and contacts to deal with growth-related issues.
•Help identify and overcome potential barriers to continued growth.
•Identify support for new technology
•Provide opportunities to develop new business and strategic alliances.
•Identify innovative growth firms; provide advice, information, and linkage to other service providers.


•Department of Trade and Industry (


•Management Association of the Philippines
•Financial Executive of the Philippines


•Canadian Expert Service Organization (CESO) (
•Senior Experten Service (SES)
•PUM Netherlands (


The concept of financing as a developmental tool has never been as relevant as today when efforts by both the government and the private sector are evident and concurrently directed towards the development of small and medium enterprises.

A number of specialized loan and guarantee programs geared towards SMEs to set them on the right growth path exists. These financing programs address the need of small and medium entrepreneurs on the sources of credit and the mechanics of borrowing as well as guide the entrepreneur in choosing a financial package that can best complement his project according to the size of his business.

Government Financing Institutions (GFIs)

•Land Bank of the Philippines (
•Development Bank of the Philippines (
•SB Corporation
•National Livelihood Support Fund (NLSF)
•People’s Credit & Finance Corporation

Private Commercial Banks

•Planters Development Bank (
•Asia Trust Bank (
•Other Commercial Banks

Private Lending Companies

•Tulay sa Pag-unlad (
•Philippine Business for Social Progress (

Provides entrepreneurs on available information on latest technology which they can use to improve their business.

•Bureau of Animal Industry (
•Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic resources (
•Bureau of Plant Industry (
•Forest Management Bureau (
•Industrial Technology Development Institute
•National Food Authority (
•Product Development and Design Center of the Philippines
•Technology and Livelihood Resource Center (
•Packaging and Research Development Center (
•Bureau of Post-harvest Research Center (
•Philippine Coconut Authority (


Entrepreneurs gain access to business opportunities and information of business organizations and government agencies that can assist them market their products.


•DTI Bureau of Domestic Trade (
•DTI Bureau of Export Development
•DTI Bureau of International Trade Relations
•Center for International Trading Corporation (PITC) (
•Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Service (


•Foreign Buyers Association of the Philippines (FOBAP)
•Philippine Retailers Association (PRA) (
•Philippine Association of Supermarkets (PASI)
•Philippine Exporters Confederation (PHILEXPORT)
•Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Multilateral Agencies

This page list of multilateral agencies with micro, small and medium enterprises.

•Canadian International Development Authority (CIDA)
•German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
•Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
•Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
•United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
•The Asia Foundation
•Ford Foundation
•International Labor Organization (ILO)
•United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
•Association for Overseas Technical Scholarships (AOTS)
•Pacific Resource Exchange Center (PREX)
•Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
•Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA)
Business Registrations

Provides entrepreneurs information on the requirements, process and fees of business registration

•Board of Investments (BOI),
•Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),
•Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA),
•Department of Trade of Industry (DTI),
•Cooperative Development Authority (CDA),

Training and Education

Provides list of organization that caters to the training and education needs of MSMEs.


•Cottage Industry Technology Center (CITC)
•UP Institute for Small Scale Industries (UP-ISSI) (
•Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA) (
•Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC) (
•Technology Livelihood and Resource Center (
•Center for Industrial Competitiveness (CIC)
•National Wages and Productivity Council (NWPC) (
•National Livelihood Support Fund (NLSF)


•Asian Institute of Management (AIM) (
•Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP)
•Philippine Exporters Confederation (PHILEXPORT)
•Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP)
•Management Association of the Philippines (MAP)
•Financial Executives of the Philippines (FINEX) (
•Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
•Personnel Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) (
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