Monsha’at and UBT certify SME consultants


THE Small and Medium Enterprises General Authority (Monsha’at) partnered with the University of Business and Technology (UBT) in Jeddah to certify Accredited Small and Medium Enterprise Consultants (ASMEC) in line with Vision 2030.

Organized by UBT Continuing Education Center (CEC), and delivered by Dr. Richard Weinberger, CEO of the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants (AASBC) based in the United States, the four-day program included 25 delegates from the cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam, Madinah, Yanbu and Jizan.

The professional training program covered 15 themes. They were Small Business and SME Today, General financial statement review, Revenue and expense review, Asset and liability review, Ratio analysis, SWOT analysis, Operations management, Strategic planning, Budgets and forecasts, Internal controls, Marketing and branding, Business organizations, Financing, Risk assessment and fraud deterrence, and Marketing your consulting practice.

In addition to the membership benefits of AASBC, the delegates who passed with success the certification exam online were awarded the title Accredited SME Consultant.

UBT CEC Director Dr. Amir Dhia mentioned that the program, which was subsidized by Monsha’at, included a rich and diverse group of practitioners from the sectors of banking, finance, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and business consultants. — SG