About the Project

The Transforming SME Programme

The Transforming SME Programme aims increasing durableness of SMEs and young entrepreneurs which are struggling due to Covid-19 in the fields of technology and finance and to this end, implements training and support programs for SMEs and young entrepreneurs. Within the scope of the Transforming SME Programme, by reaching 600 SMEs and young entrepreneurs, it is aimed to prepare business development plans for 30 SMEs by attending Entrepreneurship Camp and Accelerant Programme at the end of the year and to provide grant support to 3 SMEs chosen by the jury in the end of the programme.

In this context, besides Financial Risk Management and Digital Transformation trainings, webinar series on these issues are also planned.

To be able to take the opportunity to attend Entrepreneurship Camp and Accelerant Programme at the end of the year and get the grant support, full participation is required in Digital Transformation and Financial Risk Management training sessions.

Project Activities

With Covid-19 Durableness Increasing Trainings, the aim of the programme is to enhance capacity building of 600 SMEs regarding financial risk management and digital transformation.

Financial Risk Management: SMEs will take this training to reduce the risk factors which occur due to the pandemic and to preserve the economic value of their businesses.

Digital Transformation: SMEs will take digital marketing training and learn how to use digital tools to ensure the digital transformation of their businesses and to increase their presence in the online environments.

Entrepreneurship Camp and Accelerant Programme: 30 of SMEs that participate in Covid-19 Durableness Increasing Trainings will be included in Entrepreneurship Camp and Accelerant Programme and they will get help about constructing their own transformation plans and taking lessons from the trainings. During the intense 10-day training in the camp, these 30 SMEs will get support to manage the needs analysis of their businesses and to increase their technical and financial sustainability. Participants who can successfully complete the programme will present their business plans to the pre-jury. 6 of the participants chosen by the pre-jury will achieve the chance to attend Demo Day.

Demo Day: After Entrepreneurship Camp and Accelerant Programme, 6 of the participants chosen by the pre-jury will present their business plan on the recovery after Covid-19 pandemic and sustainability. Then, 3 SMEs chosen by the jury will get the grant support.

Online Webinar Series: Online Webinar Series will take place once a month about the topics like Business Support Service, Financial Risk Management, Financial Management and Digital Transformation for businesses.

Training Programmes

Financial Risk Management Training
  • Financial Literacy for SMEs
  • Business Budget Planning and Risks
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Resources Management
  • Crisis Management for SMEs
Digital Transformation Training
  • Innovation Culture for SMEs
  • E-Commerce
  • E-Export
  • Digital Marketing

Webinar Series

Digital Communication Strategy for SMEs
Creating Brand Story on Digital Platforms for SMEs
Government Grant Opportunities for SMEs
New Trends in Cyber Security, Challenges against Digitalization

Resources

Click to Access Digital Transformation Training Booklet

Digital Transformation Training Booklet   

Click to Access Financial Transformation Training Booklet

Financial Transformation Training Booklet   

Click to Access Mobile Photography Training Booklet

Mobile Photography Education Booklet   

Click to Access Google ADS & SEO Training Booklet

Google ADS & SEO Training Manual   
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The Transforming SME Programme, which is financed by Standard Chartered Foundation and conducted by the cooperation of Youth Business International and Habitat Association, aims increasing durableness of SMEs and young entrepreneurs which are struggling due to Covid-19 in the fields of technology and finance.

Address
  • Maslak Mah. Ahi Evran Cad. No:6
    Kapı No:200 Sarıyer/İstanbul