A. Introduction of SME Centre and a little bit of history
SME Centre@SMF, supported by Enterprise Singapore, was established in May 2005 as a subsidiary of SMF. SME Centre@SMF provides small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with easy access to business advisory services to help them start, sustain and grow their businesses. The first-stop SME Centre's services include business diagnosis, information on government schemes and capability workshops.
Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) was founded in 1932 as a national body representing manufacturing companies with a membership base of over 3,000 corporations categorised into 10 industry groups. SMF is governed by an elected council. It is one of Singapore's leading business associations with corporate members from Multi-National Companies (MNCs) to SMEs.
B. SME Satellite Centres
The SME Centre@SouthWest and SME Centre@NorthWest were established in collaboration with South West Community Development Council (SWCDC) and North West Community Development Council (NWCDC) situated at JTC Summit and Woodlands Civic Centre respectively. Both satellite centres provide 1 to 1 business advisory services, access to government programmes, capability workshops, business networking, employment placement services and facilitated corporate social responsibility initiatives. The network of SME Centres is supported by Enterprise Singapore.