SME Enrichment & Enhancement Programme (E²)

Dynamic, Competitive & Resilient SMEs

This programme enables Micro Enterprises (Mes) 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 E²

MEs incorporated under the Companies Act 1956

Fulfill the definition of Micro Enterprises (MEs)

At least 6 months inoperation

Valid business license / premise

Must undergo M-CORE assessment

Definition of Micro Enterprises


Annual Sales Turnover OR

No. Of Full timeEmployees

Manufacturing, Manufacturing-Related Services & Agro-based Industries

Less than RM250,000 OR

Less than 5

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

Less than RM200,000 OR

Less than 5


Components of E²

  • Framework of E²
    • Diagnostics
      • Micro Enterprise Competitiveness Rating for Enhancement (M-CORE) Programme
      • A diagnostic tool used to rate and enhance competitiveness of MEs 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.