The entrepreneur ECER programme supports participants in their efforts to scale their micro enterprises into Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) by helping them improve productivity, increase market penetration and further expand into international markets. ECERDC facilitates this process at every stage, from helping entrepreneurs secure seed funding to mentoring them in the process of scaling up their operations and including them in international trade missions.
a) Entrepreneurial Enhancement
ECERDC works alongside SIRIM to equip participants with the skills for success, including industry-specific technical skills, sales and marketing, business strategy, leadership as well as product development.
b) Funding Assistance
ECERDC facilitates funding for entrepreneurs to expand their businesses via collaborations with Maybank and Agrobank, and even absorbs 50% of the bank charges in order to ease their financial commitment throughout the funding period.
c) Market & Match
ECERDC supports and funds entrepreneurs who produce distinctive Malaysian products and are export-ready to participate in international expos and trade exhibitions. Arrangements are made to facilitate business-matching opportunities for the entrepreneurs’ products to enter the international market.
Read about how companies are successfully scaling up with the support of our programmes.
Mohd Kamarul Ariff bin Hassan
Curry Spices and Cooking Spices
Through courses and guidance under the ECER SIRIM entrepreneur programme, Hassan Majid was able to successfully produce mixed spice products under the Rose brand. This product is loved by the people of Terengganu and is now increasingly popular among consumers throughout Malaysia.
Zainun binti Salleh
Bimbingan yang diperolehi melalui program entrepreneur ECER SIRIM adalah persediaan premis, bahan mentah, pengurusan dokumentasi dan permohonan dan audit. Hasil daripada bimbingan ini, usahawan berjaya memperoleh status Halal dan MeSTI dan sekaligus membantu usahawan memasarkan produk ke Pasaraya Mydin di Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Syed Agriculture Sdn. Bhd., Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Starting small, this company was guided under the entrepreneur ECER SIRIM programme and successfully improved their product quality, branding, and labelling. They subsequently obtained MeSTI & Halal certification. As a result of this guidance, these products were able to be marketed to Giant and have also successfully penetrated into the Thai and Saudi Arabian markets.
Goh Hock Soon
Pembekal dan Pemasaran Sayuran dan Buah-buahan
Program pembiayaan entrepeneur ECER MAYBANK telah membawa peningkatan pengeluaran tanaman daripada 35 ekar kepada 45 ekar dan beliau berjaya menguasai sebanyak 20% bahagian pasaran (market share) di Cameron Highlands. Perkembangan ini turut memberi impak kepada peningkatan peluang pekerja.
Inderapura Sdn Bhd, Temerloh, Pahang
Pinjaman yang diperolehi di bawah program entrepreneur ECER MAYBANK telah digunakan bagi tujuan peningkatan produk sedia ada dan penambahan produk baharu. Produk-produk ini telah berjaya memasuki pasaran besar antaranya Giant, TESCO, NSK dan AEON BIG.