mSME Focus

mSME FOCUS Helping Lao businesses grow

As an mSME ourselves, we’re proud of the work that we do to support other mSMEs in Lao PDR, wherever they may be, to achieve business success. Because mSMEs are the backbone of the Lao economy, their success drives the success of all of us. 

Some of our work do in this area to help other mSMEs includes:

  • The BIZGROW project with Maruhan Japan Bank Lao and DoSMEP to support Lao mSMEs in transforming their business models and staying strong during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The E-commerce Solutions project with the Asia Foundation and AusAID to help mSMEs across the country develop their e-commerce skills and capabilities and address ways to remove blockages in bringing Lao products and services to people across the country and the world.
  • mSME Essentials – a series of Lao language online learning modules for ECCIL and GIZ aimed at helping mSME owners and employees build their skills and knowledge in areas such as business planning, financial management, marketing and sales, customer service, food safety and hygiene, and sustainable innovation.
  • Lao Business Awards sponsorship – through providing additional training and support to applicants and award winners.
  • The mSME Clinic – through a project sponsored by GIZ in collaboration with the SME Service Center and LNCCI, we provide coaching support to mSME owners.