Centre For Business Solutions (CBS) is a training program developed to improve management capacity and business performance. Organizations all over the country in partnership with IFC Business Edge and SMETOOLKIT to enhance performance of their SME partners, to build their own internal training capacity, to create dynamic training content, and to develop cross-cutting initiatives to drive their organizational strategy.
Business Edge® is a training program developed by International Finance Corporation to help businesses improve their management capacity and business performance. Companies all over the world adopt Business Edge® to enhance performance of their SME partners, to build their own internal training capacity, to create dynamic training content, and to develop cross-cutting initiatives to drive their organizational strategy. Today Business Edge® training are delivered through a network of 650 trainers and over 100 training providers. More than 165,000 unique individuals from 64 countries have benefited from the Business Edge® program. Explore the benefits of the world-class training program. Your business deserves an edge!
Business Edge is offered in partnership with the following development partners:
SME Toolkit is a project of International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, that – in partnership with IBM – helps entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) all over the world to learn and implement sustainable business management practices and increase their productivity, efficiency, and capacity, as well as improve their access to finance and new markets.
SME Toolkit consists of a large body of globally relevant free content for SMEs provided by content partners, and includes over 5,000 business forms, tools, how-to-articles, business software and advice about starting and growing a business. The areas covered include accounting, finance, human resources, international business, legal, insurance, marketing, sales, operations and technology. SME Toolkit collaborates with major global partners, including IBM, ICICI Bank, American Express, My Own Business, and Visa to offer users a large set of small business content, and a number of other services.
In addition to global content, SME Toolkit local websites offer information on local business news, events, and regulations. Users can register and log in, find business partners, list in an online SME directory, create a hosted web page for their business, and participate in multilingual social networks on key business topics. IFC partners with key institutions in target local markets to manage, localize and distribute localized versions of the Toolkit.