KUALA LUMPUR, 12/7/72021 – CIMB Bank Berhad and CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad (collectively “CIMB” or “the Bank”) has reached a key milestone in the CIMB MicroBizReady programme, where 112 participants from the B40 community, have been upskilled with sound business knowledge and a solid grasp of digital tools to power their businesses for growth. Launched in October 2020, CIMB MicroBizReady is run in collaboration with Taylor’s Community.
The programme is targeted to micro-SMEs to help them scale up their businesses with training in digitalisation, business strategy and finance. Throughout the programme, each participant is assigned a mentor who will guide and evaluate their progress. Mentorship will continue even after they have completed the programme to ensure the entrepreneurs have access to free consultation and advice while they grow their business.
Since its launch, three cohorts have completed the programme, comprising of general business owners in the Klang Valley, women entrepreneurs and the Asnaf community. The latest cohort, consisting of a group of 43 participants from the Asnaf community, were recently feted in a virtual graduation ceremony. The ceremony was officiated by Dato’ Abdul Rahman Ahmad, Group Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Group, as well as May Wong, Head of Group Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, Taylor’s Education Group.
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