- Less than 15% of Malaysia's 700,000 active SMEs on are online so this initiative will help to greatly increase that number.
Less than 15% of Malaysia's 700,000 active SMEs on are online so this initiative will help to greatly increase that number.
Get Malaysian Business Online (GMBO) is a nationwide initiative led by Google Malaysia, to help small-medium enterprises (SMEs) connect their business online. This initiative is supported by Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM), .my Domain Registry and iTrain.
GMBO aims to take away the barriers that stop most Malaysian businesses from going online. Apart from being free, quick and easy to adopt, GMBO also offers a sustainable support network to help businesses go online and grow. This project aims to bring at least 50,000 Malaysian SMEs online and to make them successful on the web within one year.
GMBO will be establishing a website to make it easy for small businesses to get online and at the same time provide a platform for businesses to be found by prospective customers as they participate in the digital economy. GMBO also provides web clinics for SMEs to give hands-on consultation to help businesses understand how to optimize their sites and take advantage of a variety of existing online tools.
At some point, participating businesses may want to build a more sophisticated website, GMBO will allow the transition and allow the transfer of images, files and data from the GMBO website to the new website.
At current, only 15% out of the 700,000 Malaysian SMEs have a website. According to a research, many Malaysians go to the Internet to find products, services and local business information before they decide on their purchases. The research adds that Malaysians spent RM1.8 billion shopping online in 2010 (Nielsen 2011) and the figure is expected to grow to RM5 billion by 2014.
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