SME Business Accelerator Programme (BAP)

Dynamic, Competitive & Resilient SMEs

This programme enables SMEs to be assisted through an integrated approach with guidance, including strengthening their core business, building capacity and capability, and facilitating access to financing. Applicants will receive business and technical advisory services, aimed at enhancing their business potential.

Who qualifies?

Sectors coverage

Manufacturing and manufacturing related services


Agriculture (Agro-based Products)


Eligibility Criteria of BAP

SMEs incorporated under the Companies Act 1965

At least 60% Malaysian equity

Valid business / oremises license

Must undergo SCORE assessment

Definition of SMEs


Annual Sales Turnover OR

No. Of Full timeEmployees

Manufacturing, Manufacturing-Related Services & Agro-based Industries

Less than RM25 million OR

Less than 150

Services, Primary Agriculture, Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

Less than RM5 million OR

Less than 50


Components of BAP

  • Framework of BAP
    • Diagnostics
      • SME Competitiveness Rating for Enhancement (SCORE) Programme A diagnostic tool used to rate and enhance competitiveness of SMEs based on their performance and capabilities.
    • Capacity Building
      • Skills Upgrading
        • Short-term corses are provided under the 40 training centres that has been appointed by SME Corp. Malaysia
        • Entrepreneurship Training
      • Brand Awareness 
        • To provide awareness on the importance of branding and packaging as well as training to SMEs across the country.
    • Advisory & Technical Support
      • One Referral Centre (ORC)
        • Provide advisory services for start-up as well as established business by Business Counsellors and SME Expert Advisory Panel (SEAP)*.
    • Facilitating Access to Financing
      • Providing advisory services related to access to financing provided by various financial institutions.