Malaysian Business Directory
SME Business Directory is a one stop SME information portal and Malaysia business directory for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It provides information on all aspects of SME / SMI development, including financing, advisory services, training programmes, business and networking opportunities as well as other SME developmental programmes/initiatives by the Government and private sector.
To succeed in the current globalising environment the Malaysian SME will need to strive towards achieving greater competitiveness at a global level. There has to be a shift from knowledge based industries to more innovation centeredness. By leveraging on the core values of creativity, innovation and high skills, our SMEs will make great strides towards creating and building a unique and strong Brand Malaysia.
Green technology is another area of focus as it is undoubtedly the driver for economic growth in the future. For the far sighted SME, Green technology offers opportunities and potential in economic regeneration, innovation, wealth creation and high-paying job opportunities. On its part the government has already rolled out the National Green Technology Policy.
This includes the setting up of a legislative and regulatory framework to support development of green technologies and promotion of a culture of resource use optimisation. We believe this will contribute towards creating fresh opportunities for our SMEs in new green businesses, including manufacture of “green products”. Hence, it makes good economic sense for them to embrace the green concept and to leverage on the opportunities it offers.
The government is actively pursuing a new economic model to propel Malaysia from a middle income country to a high growth economy. We foresee a future where industries will move up the value chain and intensify mechanisation and automation and decrease dependence on labour-intensive production processes. This should be the way forward for our SMEs.
Our SMEs have the capability and capacity to be global champions as you all have what it takes to become successful globally. We are heartened by these successes of the many SMEs who have, over the years, ventured into the global arena, competed with and, quite often, beat out more established competitors. It bodes well for the future of the Malaysian economy and our SME sector.
Malaysia to a developed nation by 2030
Malaysia is going through the stage of rapid development in tandem with its vision of achieving a developed nation status by 2020. As we are focused on building the nation, we must also be mindful of the effects of development on our environment. The Government’s vision is to provide quality of life and sustainable living environment for all levels of Malaysian society. To help preserve our natural environment, the business sector can do their part as responsible corporate citizens by ensuring their wastes are collected, transported, treated and disposed off effectively and efficiently.
As SMEs account for a majority of business establishments in Malaysia, they have a strong social and environmental responsibility to uphold. Employers can lead by example by implementing a proper waste management and recycling programme and by educating their employees on the importance of 3R (reduce, reuse and recycle) in the workplace. The Ministry emphasises on 3R and provides enabling provisos through the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act, which provides for, amongst others, mandatory sorting at source, take back system and deposit refund scheme.
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