Training and Resources

The Philippines

Hong Kong Productivity Council Industry Support Services

The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is a multi-disciplinary organization established by statute in 1967. HKPC's mission is to promote productivity excellence through the provision of integrated support across the value chain of Hong Kong firms, in order to achieve a more effective utilization of resources, to enhance the value-added content of products and services, and to increase international competitiveness.



iCentre is a startup incubation program and co-working space for entrepreneurs with access to capacity building programmes and the startup ecosystem. iCentre works closely with local and regional collaborators to develop and conduct workshops in the areas of ideation, market validation and fund raising.


Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada's innovation performance, increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.


Institute of Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ISMED)

The Institute of Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ISMED) is tasked to support and coordinate the operations of educational institutions and specialized institutions; develop entrepreneurs and SMEs; transfer knowledge to entrepreneurs and service personnel to SMEs in various forms such as distance learning training, self-study from the media and more; provide services to SMEs such as investment advisory, marketing, investment and joint venture business among others.


Leveraging Training and Skills Development in SMEs

The OECD Leveraging Training and Skills Development in SMEs (TSME) project examines access to training for SMEs across seven regions in six OECD countries and the policy issues related to both low access by SMEs, and recognising the increasing importance of informal training and skills development methods. The project looks at how both formal and alternative ways of training and skills development interact, and identifies impacts at three levels: for the firm and employees; for the industry; and for the local area in which the firm is located.

National Food Institute

The Food Institute is a leading organization in Value Creation for the Thai food industry, both internationally and domestically.


NEC by CU Entrepreneurship Improvement Program

The New Entrepreneurs Creation (NEC ) was started in 2006 by the Research Unit for Industrial and Technology (IMT), Chulalongkorn University and the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP). It aims to respond to government policies that promote the development of SMEs by creating new entrepreneurs and helping to develop existing entrepreneurs who have the potential to survive. 


Network of Business Development Centers

The network of Business Development Centers was set up, which will be the main source of technical advice and support for access to financing and management for micro and small enterprises in the country.


New Entrepreneurs Creation (NEC) Project

The New Entrepreneurs Creation (NEC) Project aims to train entrepreneurs to develop sustainable and business practices that are competitive in the global marketplace. Entrepreneurs and SMEs contribute significantly to Thailand's social and economic development. Over the past 11 years, NEC has built the capacity of over 1,000 entrepreneurs, enabling them to operate successful businesses and serve as important economic contributors. In 2016, 77 participants went through an intensive 10-day training program, focusing on marketing, organizational management and accounting; all critical to running a strong business. Furthermore, through one-on-one consultations, Kenan experts helped each participant develop business plans, which the entrepreneurs presented to a panel of experts. As a result of NEC in 2016, 22 entrepreneurs started or expanded businesses.


New Zealand Leadership Institute

NZLI was born out of a perceived need for more leadership. A sense that New Zealand's businesses and communities were lacking the kind of leadership that would carry them forward.


New Zealand Trade and Enterprise – Export Essentials Guides

No matter where you are in your journey going global, we tailor our services to help you reach your goals and take your business to the next level.


NZTE Capability Development Vouchers

Once your business is past start-up phase, the range of government support opens up, from grants and mentoring to tailored support schemes for different industries and different business goals.


Philippine Trade Training Center

The Philippine Trade Training Center is mandated to develop training modules on export and import techniques and procedures; to raise the level of awareness of Philippine businessmen on export opportunities and the availability of alternative sources of import products or diversified markets for export; to offer specialized courses for specific industry groups directed at overcoming barriers to overseas market penetration; and, to conduct training programs in international trade practices, inspection techniques and exhibition mounting.

Website is Canada's Online Guide to Business Success. Featuring  preeminent stable entrepreneur and expert columnists, PROFIT's full slate of business rankings, podcasts, videos, white papers and Web-exclusive news and analysis, helps the entrepreneur in everyone seize opportunity and succeed in a fast-changing business world.


Saint Paul Consulting Group, Inc. (SPCG)

SPCG is a company with a heart for the SMEs. It designs systems that help small businesses become better at what they do.


SBA Learning Center

SBA is committed to helping small businesses in the US succeed. As such, several programs and laws have been sponsored that directly affect small business owners. Here, you can learn more about how legislation such as the Small Business Jobs Act and SBA initiatives such as the Emerging 200 program can help you and your business succeed.


SBA Resource Guides

Small Business Resource magazine is the most complete guide to starting and expanding your business. You'll find information on counseling, training, capital, contracting, disaster assistance, business advocacy, local directories and more.


SBR Consulting

SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses.



SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

SCORE provides:

  • Volunteer MENTORS who share their expertise across 62 industries,
  • Free, confidential business MENTORING in person, via email or by video
  • Free business TOOLS, templates and tips here online
    • Inexpensive or free business WORKSHOPS (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)

Supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and its network of 10,000 volunteers, SCORE is able to deliver its services at no charge or at very low cost. Its 300 chapters hold events and workshops locally across the U.S. and its territories and match up entrepreneurs with local, volunteer mentors.


SME Centre @ SICCI

SME Centre@Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SME Centre@SICCI) was set up in 2008 in collaboration with SPRING Singapore (A government body) to offer business advisory services at no charge.

The SME Centre@SICCI hopes to be a one-stop business solution partner for Singapore-based enterprises that are looking to grow their businesses locally and expand overseas.



SME Centre@ASME provides an even more robust range of assistance and services than   before. This includes greater in-depth services comprising business needs and productivity advice, capability and awareness workshops; business leads facilitation, as well as guidance on tapping on government schemes and grants.



Established in 2006 and formerly known as the Enterprise Development Centre@SCCCI (EDC@SCCCI), SME Centre@SCCCI (the Centre) is a collaboration between SPRING Singapore and Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI). Its mission is to provide holistic general business advisory and capability development services to local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and aspiring entrepreneurs.



SME Centre @SMCCI was established in 2006 with a mission to provide one-stop services to assist local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) amidst the backdrop of the challenging global economic landscape.

As a strategic partner of SPRING Singapore, SME Centre @SMCCI partners with aspiring entrepreneurs and SMEs to help them grow and transform their businesses through a diverse range of services such as: (1) complimentary one-to-one general business advisory to identify business needs and chart milestones; (2) capability development services to improve business processes and performance; (3) business diagnostic assessments to eliminate gaps and increase productivity; and, (4) themed-based workshops to facilitate sharing of business tips and trends for companies to remain relevant and trends for companies to remain relevant.


SME info

The SMEinfo is a One Stop Information portal for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It provides information on all aspects of SME Development including Financing, Advisory Services, Training Programmes, Business and Networking opportunities as well as other SMEs Developmental Programmes/initiatives by the Government and the Private Sectors.


SME Roving Academy (SMERA)

SME Roving Academy (SMERA) is a continuous learning program for the development of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to become competitive in the domestic and international markets.


SME Strategy

SME Strategy was founded in 2011 to help small and medium sized enterprises (SME's) create and fulfil on their strategic plans.


Tax basics for small business

If you are starting a new business, or already running one, this series of short videos will help you understand your tax and superannuation obligations.




Thailand Automotive Institute

The Thailand Automotive Institute is responsible for developing policies and the master plan to facilitate growth of the country's automotive industry, comprises of representatives from the government and private sector, as well as, academics.


Thailand Textile Institute

The Textile Industry Development Institute is an independent organization which  serves as a hub for the promotion and development of the entire textile and apparel industry. Its vision is to provide support and facilities to SMEs to enable them to compete with foreign countries; and expand the scope of services to include future fashion entrepreneurs. It directs and drives the textile and apparel industry to develop in the right direction, supporting and promoting the competitiveness of the textile industry. In the global marketplace, it is central to linking networks and exchanging services with various agencies to provide services to operators, operators, and operators. 


The University of Auckland Entrepreneurs Challenge

The University of Auckland Business School Entrepreneurs' Challenge provides up to one million dollars annually for investment in growth-oriented SMEs.

Since the launch in 2009, made possible by a generous $4 million gift from Kiwi philanthropist and businessman, Charles Bidwill and a further 1 million dollars from an anonymous donor, 20 companies have been awarded funding - companies, we believe embody the excellence and ingenuity of New Zealand's best entrepreneurs.

Funding is provided in the form of a loan and possibly some equity warrants offered on terms more favourable than those prevailing in the market for companies of a similar age, stage and risk profile.