Women Entrepreneur Financing Programme (WEP-LEAP)
ACCELERATING THE GROWTH OF WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES
Today, the essential role that women play in creating sustainable economic growth around the world is almost universally recognized. Various studies have shown that a nation’s productivity and competitiveness rise in tandem with the contributions of women entrepreneurs.

To harness this formidable force, the Centre for Entrepreneur Development and Research (CEDAR) has launched the WOMEN ENTREPRENEUR FINANCING PROGRAMME with the sole purpose of enabling high potential women entrepreneurs to fulfill their aspiration in accelerating their business growth.

The programme equips women entrepreneurs 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 Women Entrepreneur Financing Programme (WEP-LEAP) financing application.
Program Structure

Realising the Potentials of Women Entrepreneurs

- Women Entrepreneurship and SMEs Landscape
- Accelerating Business Growth with SME Bank
- Personality Psychometric Analyses

Workshop: Crafting a Bankable Business Plan

- Business Model Canvas (BMC) and Crafting Your Business Plan
- Analytics of Core Business Strategy
- Mananging Financial Resources
- Assesment of Your Business Plan
- Designing Stretegic 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
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 Women Entrepreneur Financing Programme (WEP-LEAP) and how do I join?

WEP-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

Will joining WEP-LEAP guarantee that I get financing from the Financing Programme for Women Entrepreneur (WEP-LEAP)?

Participating in the WEP-LEAP does not guarantee the approval of the WEP-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 WEP-LEAP for Bumiputera only?

No. The programme is open to ALL Malaysians.
DISCLAIMER
Participating in the Women Entrepreneur Financing Programme (WEP-LEAP) does not guarantee the approval of its financing 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 Women Entrepreneur Financing Programme (WEP-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 modeled 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 unforeseen circumstances, CEDAR shall limit its liabilities to refunding the course fee only.

All information in this website is correct at the time of publish (April 2016) and is subject to change without prior announcement.