Benefits of the National SME Programme
Below are some of the benefits of joining the National SME Programme:
Business support - get access to facilities and incentives, as well as expertise, training, and administrative and technical support in various fields to develop the business.
Participation in foreign exhibitions - receive a suitable space to display locally-made products at international exhibitions.
Financing - members receive financial support at preferential rates and loan guarantee schemes through Emirates Development Bank
Marketing – the programme coordinates with the federal and local government bodies and the private sector to market and display the products of the National SME program members, both inside at outside the UAE, and to provide benefits and incentives for members' projects.
Providing information - members receive access to the programme's specialised database containing up-to-date information on foreign markets. This helps them to identify opportunities and make informed decisions.
Business training - in coordination with the relevant entities, the programme provides training, seminars and workshops to empower and educate SME owners.
The UAE SME Council
The UAE SME Council to Empower Small And Medium-Sized National Entrepreneurs includes representatives from government bodies, which are related to small and medium-sized businesses. The council is primarily concerned with:
- developing strategic plans and policies for small enterprises and projects
- setting the necessary rules and regulations to enhance the coordination between the National Programme for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and participating bodies and following-up on the programme’s performance indicators
- Promoting sustainable economic development in the UAE.