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Localized SME Toolkit sites include over 5,000 pieces of best-of-breed free business management content for SMEs and entrepreneurs, licensed from over 30 major content providers. Core content areas include: accounting & finance, human resources, international business, legal & insurance, marketing & sales, operations and technology.

To date, SME Toolkit has been launched in 17 languages in 41 markets around the world. In many of these markets, there are no comparable online support resources for small businesses in the local language. High-quality content from our partners makes a difference not only in growing businesses in developing countries, but also contributes to poverty elevation by creating sustainable markets.

Content Partner Profiles


American Express delivers financial services providing charge and credit cards, business services, insurance and more. For SME Toolkit, American Express offers a wide range of articles for managing and setting up a business.


Bankrate, Inc. is the web's leading aggregator of financial rate information, offering an unparalleled depth and breadth of rate data and financial content. Its flagship website,, provides information to consumers on more than 300 financial products. For SME Toolkit, Bankrate provides several financial tools to calculate gross profit margin, debt to assets ratio and more.


Better Work is a partnership program between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) launched in 2007 and aims to improve the lives of millions of workers and their family members. For SME Toolkit, Better Work provides several articles on labor rights as well as occupational health and safety at the workplace.


BizMove - The Small Business Knowledge Base is a comprehensive resource with a variety of guides, worksheets and checklists teaching strategies and techniques when opening a successful business. For SME Toolkit, BizMove - The Small Business Knowledge Base provides information on exporting.


Business Families Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to support, help and empower business families to ensure their sustainability and harmony for generations to come. For SME Toolkit, Business Families Foundation provides information around setting up and managing a family business.


Business Partners Ltd. is a specialist risk finance company that provides customized financial solutions, sectoral knowledge, mentorship, business premises and other added-value services for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa and selected African countries. For SME Toolkit, Business Partners Ltd. provides information on how to expand a business.  


Demand Metric is a global marketing research and advisory firm serving a membership community of over 55,000 senior marketers with primary research and benchmark reports, technology research and advice, consulting services, training, virtual summits, CMO forums, and a library of 500+ practical tools and templates. For SME Toolkit, Demand Metric provides a wide variety of information on product profitability, sales, marketing, etc.


Export Entreprises provides solutions to help SMEs facilitate business management, accelerate export/import operations, promote their products on the internet and originate new businesses within business communities. For SME Toolkit, Export Entreprises provides country specific information on exporting.


IBM for Midsize Business is a special program of IBM creating specific products and solutions designed to help growing companies work more productively and profitably to succeed on a smarter planet. For SME Toolkit, IBM for Midsize Business provides a wide range of articles on how new technologies such as cloud computing, analytics or mobile can help with running a business and support better business decisions. 


International Network for Environmental Management (INEM) is is the world federation of non-profit national business associations for environmental management. In particular, INEM aims to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in implementing environmental management, improve the quality of environmental management and transfer environmental management know-how from business and industry to other sectors of society. For SME Toolkit, INEM provides information on environmental sustainability for SMEs.


IFC Corporate Governance is a program that assists businesses in improving their corporate governance practices. For SME Toolkit, it provides information on structures and processes for the direction and control of SMEs.


IFC Gender Entrepreneurship Markets Program is a cross-cutting program that addresses gender issues in IFC's work. For SME Toolkit, IFC Gender Entrepreneurship Markets Program provides content on women entrepreneurship. 


IFC Sustainable Advisory Services work to catalyze the development of markets that work for all members of society and in the long term. For SME Toolkit, IFC Sustainable Business Advisory Services provides content on creating and implementing environmental and social management systems for SMEs.


Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. For SME Toolkit, Khan Academy provides a wide range of information on accounting and finance for SMEs.


My Own Business exists to support the vital social and economic contributions of small businesses by nurturing entrepreneurship and helping individuals build their own business through proprietary educational coursework that has been prepared by successful entrepreneurs and business owners. For SME Toolkit, My Own Business provides a wide range of articles on entrepreneurship and setting up a business.


Palo Alto Software is a well-known provider of small business tools worldwide with the single goal of helping other small businesses grow and become successful offering software products and an extensive library of free expert content to help small businesses succeed. For SME Toolkit, Palo Alto Software provides tools on accounting and finance.


PREMA is a training program for small and medium-sized companies, producing goods or offering services. PREMA® implements practical measures to achieve a triple-win for the enterprise. The program is designed to substantially reduce production costs, improve environmental performance, and build organizational capabilities. For SME Toolkit, PREMA provides information on environmental sustainability.                                 


Public Interest Intellectual Property Advisors (PIIPA) was established as an independent international service and referral organization that can help fill the need for assistance by making the know-how of intellectual property professionals available to developing countries. For SME Toolkit, PIIPA provides content on Intellectual Property for SMEs. aims to empower entrepreneurs by providing business tips, forms, tools, trainings and more. For SME Toolkit, provides content for various stages throughout the SME development cycle.


Visa has partnered with leading consumer advocates, educators, and financial institutions to develop the Practical Money Skills program and thereby help consumers and students of all ages learn the essentials of personal finance. For SME Toolkit, Visa/Practical Money Skills program provides information on accounting and financing for SMEs.

 shopfactory-noposline.gif is a provider of e-Commerce solutions. For SME Toolkit, ShopFactory offers e-Commerce tools tailored to small businesses.

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