Since its formation in 2003, Small Enterprise Center Association has attached great importance to the responsibilities it attributes to the development of the business development services environment in Palestine. During eleven years of operations in West Bank and Gaza, SEC facilitated business start ups for more than 2000 start up enterprises affecting the lives and future of more than 4500 beneficiaries (% 40 females). In addition to the start ups, SEC supported more than 2500 micro, small, and medium existing business in Palestine through providing them with skilled developmental skills based on their needs to ensure their sustainability.
It is obvious that youth, women and deprived families involved with the SEC business services have experienced the benefits from the training courses provided by the center to make them capable of acquiring sustainable jobs, running their own businesses, and generating sustainable income. SEC aims at creating an empowered business environment for existing SMEs and start ups through providing skilled services to business development services providers and beneficiaries.
Through its value added projects, SEC has also succeeded to:
- Conduct and develop more than 2500 business plans for projects’ beneficiaries, individuals and organizations.
- Conduct more than 2000 effective and successful “Entrepreneurship Skills for Young Start-up Entrepreneurs” training days customized for the beneficiaries using CEFE SEC CEFE International training methodoly) which is internationally recognized.
- Conduct more than 4000 individual and group coaching sessions to ensure businesses’ success.
- Qualify and train more than 100 trainers/coaches and provide them with key business knowledge and training skills.
SEC is seeking to stimulate, enable and integrate the business economic system aspiring for sustainable development of the society. In addition to its main goal of providing a central repository of small business development, it dedicates its efforts to make small business a vital part of the Palestinian economy.