Business Environment of Sme in Bangladesh

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Introduction

In a country like Bangladesh, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) plays a significant role in boosting up the overall health of the economy. Their contribution towards the economy includes generation of large scale employment, investment, improvement of indigenous skill and technology, promotion of exports and opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovativeness. Bangladesh has around 27,000 medium-sized enterprises and 150,000 small-sized enterprises (defined by the government of Bangladesh as registered enterprises). Different countries and organizations define SME’s in different way. The SMEs are defined on the basis of two criteria across the world: volume of turnover and number of person employed in a particular organization. Small firms cover a wide variety of firms ranging from the single proprietor business, independent business owners who employ a handful of workers. The central bank of Bangladesh defines any business having a “Net-Worth” of up-to Tk. 10 Million or number of employees between 10 to 50 persons as small and business having a “Net-Worth” between Tk. 10 to 100 Million, or employees between 50 to 100 persons as Medium enterprises (Ahmed at al, 2011) 1. The Government of Bangladesh has categorized SME into two broad classes: Manufacturing enterprise and Non Manufacturing activities. The International Consultancy Group (ICG) of the UK, in collaboration with the Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services (MIDAS), conducted in 2003 the National Private Sector Survey of Enterprises in Bangladesh with funding from the Department of International Development (DFID) of the UK Government, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).The survey found that the industrial structure of…...

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