TEKUN continues to empower B40 entrepreneurs at MAHA

Last update: 27/11/2018

SERDANG,   Nov  27 (Bernama) – For those keen to start a business,  especially the low income earners (B40), but with no capital, they are invited to the  National Entrepreneur Group Economic Fund (Tekun Nasional)  pavilion at the 2018 Malaysian Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro- Tourism (MAHA) here.

Its managing director and chief executive, Datuk Baharom Embi said various financing products and services provided by Tekun Nasional were available at its one-stop entrepreneurial centre  (PSK) at the pavilion.

He said PSK functioned as a local reference centre for data storage, gathering of feedback and to provide advice to entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises.

“All information on the financing and services offered by Tekun, an agency under the Entrepreneur Development Ministry can be obtained at the PSK counter," he told Bernama at MAHA 2018, here today.

According to Baharom, Tekun has channeled RM5.27 billion to 417,542 micro entrepreneurs nationwide since it was established in 1998.

“This year, TEKUN Nasional has channeled RM300.4 million to 16,751 micro entrepreneurs, "he said.

Baharom said the fund would continue to empower the agenda of developing Bumiputera entrepreneurs, as well as committed to helping those in B40 to increase their income.

He said the business sector was increasingly becoming the choice of Malaysians, especially youths, and for the less affordable, capital posed a big issue.

“Actually, there are many grants and business loans offered by the government for entrepreneurs to start or expand their businesses.

"TEKUN Nasional plays a role as an agency that manages the fund for easy and fast funding to potential micro entrepreneurs," he added.

He said entrepreneurs participating in the National TEKUN program would be provided with guidance and support to further develop their respective businesses.