Local resources for entrepreneurs

Startups - local resourcesA screenshot of MaGIC’s site. MaGIC provides a collaborative platform for entrepreneurs. – Pic from MaGIC


The world of self-employment has endless possibilities. For those who are just starting up a business, ideas may clash, information can get distorted and 10 people will tell you 10 different things. It is really up the entrepreneur to screen through the resources to learn about what he needs. There are ample official channels that target niche entrepreneur markets and these includes specific programmes for hawkers and traders like the 1Malaysia Micro Entrepreneur Programme, techpreneurs, retailers and many more. Check out these agencies that provide training, consultancy and advisory services for entrepreneurs and small-medium businesses in general.


MaGIC – Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre

Whether you an existing or aspiring entrepreneur, MaGIC plays an advisory role and connects you with collaborating agencies. Consider them as your physical Google to provide answers to your enquiries and possible solution to your challenges. They also have a pretty comprehensive virtual collection of over 700 products and services from 180 organisations within Malaysia for references.

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Quirkily dubbed the Emergency Room for Entrepreneurs, ER360 gives professional coaching, mentoring and consultancy services for businesses. Entrepreneurs can get their ideas, products or services evaluated for branding and financial advice and assistance through collaborating agencies and banks.

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Micro enterprises or small and medium businesses can consider this as one-stop resource site. Apart from business directories and programmes for SMEs including infrastructure (premises, licensing), financing, official advisory services, technology and human capital services, SME Info links up networking channels for businesses to connect. The site is operated by SME Corporation Malaysia, the secretariat arm of the National SME Development Council (NSDC) which coordinates SME developments across ministries and agencies.

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Majlis Amanah Rakyat

An agency under the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, MARA’s Entrepreneur Development Division facilitates training, business advisory and integrated marketing programme among other things to assist local entrepreneurs establish a strong local and global market for their products and services.

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We know MSC Malaysia propels the growth of the ICT-related industries and businesses. They also have the MSC Malaysia for Startups Programme that opens up the opportunities for potential ICT companies to participate in MSC Malaysia beyond the designated MSC intelligent cities as long as they promote technology or development of K-Economy initiatives.

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