Documentation

Services

  • Free and open access to a collection of more than 3000 books, reports, guides, directories, subject files excluding periodicals.
  • Subscription to international specialised journals and periodicals on SMEs, economy, textile, woodworking, footwear and others.
  • Assistance to potential and existing entrepreneur on sourcing of raw materials and machinery through international business directories.
  • Guide to Start-up ideas through a compiled list of feasible projects and existing model projects.
  • Selected guides on technology for small manufacturing industries.
  • Computerised Catalogue of books using ALICE software. Search can be done via author name, title, subject or keywords.
  • Newspaper clippings from international periodicals on management, marketing, technology, international trade and SME related topics.
  • Provision of articles and reports on SMEs in other countries.
  • Internet access (ADSL) at preferential rates.
  • Links and network to useful international sites such as the NSIC, CII and NISIET of India, CSIR of South Africa, MATRADE of Malaysia , the DTI of UK and other SME support institution at the international level as well as the INSME which is an international network for SMEs.
  • Guided search through Kompass Directory – an online database of manufacturers and suppliers and exporters of raw materials, machinery and services in various countries in Asia, Africa, Europe or America.
  • Catalogues of machinery from Asian countries available for reference.
  • Up-to-date International Trade Centre(ITC) publications which include selected market surveys, market scans, export procedures and documentation, standards for export arkets, guides to published documents on trade and business subjects worldwide, detailed projects and other useful publications.
  • Privileged loan facility on a collection of handicraft products and their manufacturing processes (flower making, embroidery, figurines, candle making, carving, rattan ware by-products among others)
  • Ready-made business plans available for consultation.
  • Inter-library loan facility with selected documentation centre.
  • Statistics and country profiles available upon request.

Documents Available

  • Books on Small Business, Management, marketing, IT, finance, economy, communication, export, small hotels, quality and technology.
  • Small enterprise training.
  • Specialized Periodicals on SMEs.
  • Reports on SMEs, International Trade, Economic Development.
  • International Trade Directories
  • Business Plans.
  • Financial Spread Betting
  • Project ideas.
  • Newspaper clippings and subject files.
  • Publications from ITC, UNCTAD and other UN bodies, World Bank, Commonwealth secretariat, WAITRO and OECD.
  • CD-ROMs (Directories, reports, country profiles).
  • Do-it-yourself guides.
  • Inbound marketing (specifically inbound.co.uk).

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