SDEC and SBF join forces to propel Sarawakian SMEs through STEDI

  Date Posted: 24 Sep 2023, Sunday

This SME digit­al­isa­tion pro­gramme, sched­uled to run from Septem­ber 2023 to April 2024, is poised to empower Sarawakian SMEs to embrace the digital era through a com­pre­hens­ive series of train­ing and ment­or­ship.

The primary object­ive of STEDI is to provide Sarawakian SMEs with the tools and know­ledge required to digit­al­ise their oper­a­tions and enhance their skills, enabling them to not only sur­vive but thrive in the post-Covid land­scape. This ini­ti­at­ive comes at a cru­cial time when busi­nesses need to adapt and evolve to stay com­pet­it­ive in the mod­ern world.

Through mod­ule cur­a­tion and con­sulta­tion by SDEC, par­ti­cip­at­ing SMEs will receive train­ing in vari­ous digit­al­isa­tion areas for their daily busi­ness oper­a­tions, includ­ing account­ing, stock and invent­ory man­age­ment, project and team man­age­ment, HR pro­cesses, digital mar­ket­ing, digital con­tent cre­ation, and eco­m­merce.

Fur­ther­more, all par­ti­cipants will be intro­duced to essen­tial digital tools such as Chat­GPT, Google Work­space, Set­more, Trello, and more. These tools are care­fully selec­ted to facil­it­ate the seam­less digit­al­isa­tion of dif­fer­ent aspects of their busi­nesses.

The train­ing phase for STEDI will com­mence from Septem­ber to Octo­ber 2023 (eight weeks) while the mon­it­or­ing phase is slated to start from Novem­ber 2023 to April 2024. Upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the pro­gramme, par­ti­cipants will stand the chance to receive a cer­ti­fic­ate in

Digital Entre­pren­eur­ship from the Entre­pren­eur­ship Insti­tute Malay­sia (EIM).

In an excit­ing devel­op­ment, the STEDI pro­gramme will also provide par­ti­cipants with a ded­ic­ated team of digital mar­ket­ing spe­cial­ists from Unifi Busi­ness. This spe­cial­ised team, includ­ing a Cam­paign Man­ager, Cre­at­ive Writer, and Con­tent Developer, will work closely with each of the 25 par­ti­cip­at­ing busi­nesses to pro­mote their products and ser­vices on key digital plat­forms such as Face­book, Ins­tagram, Google, or other web­sites.

The first train­ing ses­sion of STEDI kicked off on Septem­ber 10, 2023, with par­ti­cipants already gain­ing valu­able insights into util­ising tools such as Chat­GPT for data ana­lysis and SWOT ana­lysis to drive their busi­nesses for­ward.

“We are eager to embark on this trans­form­at­ive jour­ney with SBF through STEDI. In these rap­idly chan­ging times, digit­al­isa­tion is no longer a choice but a neces­sity for busi­nesses to remain rel­ev­ant and com­pet­it­ive.

“STEDI is our com­mit­ment to empower­ing Sarawakian SMEs with the know­ledge, tools, and resources they need to thrive in the digital age,” said SDEC CEO Sudarnoto Osman

SDEC and SBF are excited about the poten­tial of STEDI in trans­form­ing Sarawakian SMEs into a mo re digit­ally pro­fi­cient busi­ness and resi­li­ent in facing the dynamic busi­ness land­scape of the future.