ABOUT US

The Centre for Entrepreneur Development and Research (CEDAR) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SME Bank. Established in 2013 to complement the developmental role of SME Bank, CEDAR aspires to be a centre of excellence for entrepreneur development and transformation. Its mission is to continuously develop the capability of entrepreneurs to sustain their growth in support of the national economic agenda.

Today, SME Bank stands out as the only Malaysian development financial institution with a subsidiary like CEDAR. Applying concept of business coaching and engagement, the centre conducts research-based coaching, function-based facilitation and entrepreneur-focused mentoring. Programmes undertaken by CEDAR are unique, with an identity that defined the Group’s slogan of ‘beyond financing’ that is championed by the Bank.

OUR VALUES TO ENTREPRENEURS
Experienced Business Coaches to handhold entrepreneurs
Experienced Business Coaches to handhold entrepreneurs
Provide knowledge important to enhance entrepreneurial competencies
Provide knowledge important to enhance entrepreneurial competencies
Delivery methodology through guided tutorial and bespoke coaching
Delivery methodology through guided tutorial and bespoke coaching
Practical and industrial-based programme content easily understood by entrepreneurs
Practical and industrial-based programme content easily understood by entrepreneurs
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP
Our strength and experiences in entrepreneur development and research have attracted various government agencies, government-linked companies as well as a large number of private corporations and non-profit organisations involved in SME development to foster strategic collaboration with CEDAR.

Government Agencies

Partners 01
Partners 13

Non-Governmental Organisations

Partners 42

Government-Linked Company (GLC) & Government-Linked Investment Companies (GLICs)

Higher Learning Institutions