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Going Digital: Rural SMEs Face Funding, Knowledge, Manpower Issues

Going Digital: Rural SMEs Face Funding, Knowledge, Manpower Issues

The SME Association of Malaysia states, funding, digitization knowledge and lack of manpower are negatively affecting rural SMEs aiming to implement digitization. Datuk Michael Kang Hua Keong, national president of the Association believes the government can do more to help SMEs. 

“The government can also assist SMEs in providing lower cost in e-commerce on-boarding and digital advertising and promotion to promote the branding of SMEs especially for Made-in-Malaysia products.”

According to the article, adopting digitization will help rural SMEs in Malaysia in the areas of global market access, improved business transactions, and help minimize business cost.