A. Introduction of SME Centre and a little bit of history
SME Centre@SMF, supported by SPRING 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 one-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
SME Centre@SMF, in collaboration with the North West Community Development Council (CDC) and South West Community Development Council (CDC) established the satellite centres SME Centre@NorthWest and SME Centre@SouthWest . The satellite centres, situated at North West CDC at Woodlands Civic Centre and at South West CDC at JTC Summit, provide a holistic offering of business advisory services. This includes facilitation on one-on-one advisory on government schemes, outreach workshops, employment placement services and facilitated corporate social responsibility initiatives. The network of SME Centres is also supported by SPRING Singapore.