SME toolkit to grow your business

The Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) Toolkit is a rich resource offered by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to start or improve your business. It is full of practical tools, checklists, e-learning modules and more.

Find resources in all areas of business development including:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business Planning
  • Exporting and
  • Marketing & Sales


Understanding the basics of accounting and finance is crucial for starting a small business. Learn more on how to fund your business, organize your financial reports, and more.

Key characteristics

  • Interactive E-learning and video modules
  • Ready to use templates on balance sheets, cash flow statements and budgeting
  • Designed especially for small and medium sized enterprises
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New and existing businesses must create a culture of planning to stay on the cutting edge of their industry and to maximize the potential of the business.

Key characteristics

  • Interactive E-learning and video modules
  • Tons of information, courses and samples to assist with business plans
  • Learning path on starting a business
  • Checklists and e-learning included
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Thinking about doing business internationally? Find information here all exporters should know – from standards to regulations and even finding buyers overseas.

Key characteristics

  • Basics of Exporting
  • E-learning and how-to guides
  • Country overviews and exporting rules by market
  • Country-specific Export Channels
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Learn about the basic concepts of marketing and get access to hands-on tools to understand how to successfully market your product or service.

Key characteristics

  • All you need to know; the basics of marketing
  • Resources, tips, how to articles and tools
  • Marketing mix, concepts, customer needs, the marketing plan and more
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