SME CENTRE@SINGAPORE INDIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
Your Ideal Business Advisor… Today, Tomorrow and Beyond!
The SME Centre@Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SME Centre@SICCI) is a one-stop business solution partner for Singapore-based enterprises that are looking to grow their businesses locally and overseas. Leveraging on the strengths and reputation of the Chamber, we promote and champion the development of enterprises, offering an array of services, ranging from business advisory services to market-related seminars, relating to business, financial, legal and management services, among others.
OFFERING START-UP ADVISORY SERVICES
We provide guidance to start-up enterprises in areas such as business registration, small and medium enterprise (SME) financing, human resource management and business development as they start their businesses. We also assist Singapore-based SMEs expand into India and Southeast Asia as well as assist Indian entrepreneurs and companies seeking to establish their presence in Singapore and the Southeast Asia region.
IDENTIFYING SUITABLE GOVERNMENT GRANTS
We provide business advisory services on relevant government grants and schemes for companies in areas such as financial and legal management, business excellence, technology innovation and overseas expansion. By understanding the companies’ operations and plans, we are able to identify relevant government grants for their consideration. Further to this, we share with them, where applicable, the means and procedures to apply for these grants.
LINKING BUSINESSES TO POTENTIAL PARTNERS
We provide avenues to enterprises to forge partnerships through networking opportunities. Through the organisation of regular seminars and workshops, an ideal platform is created for like-minded businessmen to network with one another. These events also provide essential information on investment opportunities and allow businessmen to gain key insights from captains-of-industry. Apart from providing opportunities through networking, we proactively match companies that exhibit potential business synergy.
PROVIDING TIMELY BUSINESS INFORMATION
We keep the business fraternity updated on latest government grants, commercial developments, globally-emerging opportunities and business-related events through our weekly bulletins. These provide relevant, much-needed and timely information to businessmen to develop their businesses.
PROMOTING PRODUCTIVITY-RELATED INITIATIVES
We equip enterprises in Singapore with information on productivity through our Productivity Management Programme which is fully government funded. Through this initiative, companies are able to assess their current productivity standards and acquire valuable advice on further enhancing their productivity. We work with Singapore government agencies to roll out one-to-one sessions on tax-related savings that can be obtained through the implementation of productivity-focused initiatives in the company.
We strive to be a holistic productivity advocator which is in line with the government’s aspiration to see companies in Singapore benefit from the productivity and innovation drive.
HELPING COMPANIES INTERNATIONALISE
We provide guidance to enterprises in areas such as business registration, financing and capabilities enhancement for their overseas expansion. When required, we match consultants to the companies to assist them in establishing their operations abroad.