SME Financing Programme (SME-LEAP)
TURNING YOUR EXPANSION PLANS INTO A SUSTAINABLE AND BANKABLE BUSINESS
The SMEs play a vital role in supporting Malaysia’s economic growth and creating job opportunities. Currently, the SMEs account for about 97% of the total business establishments and contribute more than 33% to the Gross Domestic Product.

To further strengthen the role of the SMEs, the Centre for Entrepreneur Development and Research (CEDAR) has launched the SME FINANCING PROGRAMME with the sole purpose of enabling high potential SMEs fulfill their aspiration in accelerating their business growth.

The programme equips the SMEs with the knowledge and skill-sets to enhance their strategic business skills in key functional areas including financial management, marketing, leadership as well as technology. The programme will also help you develop a full set of business proposal for the SME Financing Programme (SME-LEAP) financing application.
Program Structure

DAY 1

REALISING THE POTENTIAL OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
- SME Sustainability and Growth
- Accelerating Business Growth with SME Bank
- Personality Psychometric Analyses
WORKSHOP: CRAFTING BANKABLE BUSINESS PLAN
- Business Model Canvas (BMC) and Crafting Your Business Plan

DAY 2

WORKSHOP: CRAFTING BANKABLE BUSINESS PLAN (continued)
- Analytics of Core Business Strategy
- Managing Financial Resources
- Assesment of Your Business Plan
- Designing Strategic Business Proposal
- A Bankable and Holistic Business Proposal for Financing Submission
Up to 3-Month: Periodical Business Coaching & Mentoring for Business Plan Refinement with a Maximum of 4 Touch Points
FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTION

What is the SME Financing Programme (SME-LEAP) and how do I join?

SME-LEAP is an entrepreneur development programme for new and existing entrepreneurs looking to turn their ideas into a sustainable and bankable business plan. To join, simply click here. here

Will joining SME-LEAP guarantee that I get financing from the Graduate Entrepreneur Innovation Programme (SME-LEAP)?

Participating in the SME-LEAP does not guarantee the approval of the SME-LEAP financing facilities. The success in loan application is subject to the terms and conditions imposed by the SME Bank from time to time. However, the participation in the programme will facilitate the applicant in its preparation and submission of its loan application.

Who will conduct the programme?

The training and coaching programme is conducted by experienced, qualified and certified business coaches and subject matter experts.

I have a business idea but I haven’t started my business. Can I join the programme?

Aspiring entrepreneurs are encouraged to participate in the coaching programme which is modelled on the needs of the relevant skill-sets required by these groups.

Is the SME-LEAP for Bumiputera only?

No. The programme is open to ALL Malaysians.
DISCLAIMER
Participating in the SME Financing Programme (SME-LEAP) does not guarantee the approval of its nancing facilities. The success in loan application is subject to the terms and conditions imposed by SME Bank from time to time. However, the participation in the SME-LEAP will facilitate the applicant in its preparation and submission of its loan application.

Kindly refer to the website at smebank.com.my for more details of the respective loan facilities.
NOTES
All coaching programmes are conducted by experienced, qualified and certified business coaches. The coaches comprise staff from CEDAR, SME Bank and subject matter experts.

Start-ups and micro enterprises are encouraged to participate in the coaching programmes which are modelled on the needs of the relevant skill-sets required by these group of entrepreneurs.

CEDAR reserves the right to alter any part of the published coaching programmes. In the event of course cancellation by CEDAR due to unforseen circumstances, CEDAR shall limit its liabilities to refunding the course fee only.

All information in this website is correct at the time of publish (November 2015) and is subject to change without prior announcement.