Friday, January 19, 2007

Pilot project targets SMEs for e-business development

Pilot project targets SMEs for e-business development

THE Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry is implementing a pilot project aimed at enhancing the e-business development of small and medium-sized enterprises...

The project was initiated by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific and the Greater Mekong Sub-region Business Forum in January in collaboration with business organisations in the six GMS countries...

...A background paper prepared by Ms Kelly Hutchinson, an ESCAP consultant, for those attending the stakeholder consultations, said the GMS countries had a large number of SMEs, which accounted for most of the businesses in their economies.

The paper said the main objective of the project was to develop the capacity of enterprise support agencies and business development services to enhance the e-business development of SMEs.

Ms Hutchinson defined e-business as the conduct of business on the internet, which was not only buying and selling but also servicing customers and collaborating with business partners.