ONLY 10 PCT OF SMES ACTIVE IN TERENGGANU

16 Jul 2013 07:54

KUALA TERENGGANU, July 15 (Bernama) -- Only 10 per cent of the 28,000 small-and-medium entrepreneurs in Terengganu remain actively involved in business and receive funding from government agencies to expand their businesses.

Terengganu Entrepreneur, Rural Development, Consumerism and Cooperatives Committee Chairman Roslee Daud said there were some who were very independent and developed their business without any government assistance.

"The rest are inactive after registering their business with the Companies Commission of Malaysia. We hope they will make a come back to active business soon.

"The government is providing a lot of assistance like for instance the Terengganu Entrepreneur Development Foundation which is focused on assisting 30 entrepreneurs market their products overseas via the "Groom Big" programme," he told Bernama today.

Roslee said new and young entrepreneurs in the state would be assisted and guided by consultants via various workshops and courses.

"All they have to do is get in touch with agencies that conduct such workshops and courses and sign up for them.

"They can obtain assistance in the form of capital and advice," he added.

-- BERNAMA

KAK AZM VMD