SERVICE OF PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING, DESIGN INNOVATION, PRODUCT STANDARDIZATION, STRATEGY MARKETING, CREATION AND REGISTRY OF TRADEMARKS, LABELLING AND PACKAGING, BUSINESS IMAGE ACCESS TO FUNDING
The purpose of this project is to improve the technical capacity of SMEs of the 5 sectors considered as priority (agroindustry, wood–furniture, leather-footwear, textiles-clothing and crafts), through the provision of services designed to enable articulation, productive innovation and development of tools that facilitate access to financing. The technical assistance is directed to a maximum of 104 companies.
Additionally, the technical assistance will aim to facilitate SMEs access to finance, particularly through the promotion and support for the creation of Mutual Guarantee companies and developing plans for business development, and will support 11 companies in the preparation and documentation process for access to the available credit lines.
Services must be carried out in situ (in companies), starting with the development of a diagnosis to determine the status of each on the topics identified as appropriate. From diagnosis, a personalized counselling plan should be performed in conjunction with employers for each of the selected companies that determined the number of visits and duration, trying not affecting productive activities.
Companies participating in the implementation of this Project shall be previously selected by the public institutions responsible of the technical monitoring of this Contract and Representatives of private sector Professional Associations. Public institutions will also be responsible for ensuring coordination between the companies and the Contractor.
An addendum for another year was signed until December 2015 to serve other 23 companies.
Also, it was conducted a three-month consultancy to collect a list of 180 products determined by the MIFIC. The idea is that SMEs that produce the same type or family of products to meet with the consultant and a member of MIFIC team to explain the objectives and to collect the products previously identified. At that meeting, employers should take samples of products for analysis. In consensus with SMEs, the characteristics and the tests required for the products identified are confirmed. Later analyses and reports (food labels) were made.