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MSME Resources Search Tool

The MSME Resources Search Tool provides entrepreneurs of Jamaican micro, small and medium enterprises a digital resource to access up-to-date information on initiatives, programmes and services available to them through various entities who focus on the growth and development of the MSME. Inside users will find relevant initiatives, programmes and services from both private and public sectors… all in one concise location and categorised across the following nine (9) subject areas:
  • Empowering Business Environment
  • Business Development Support & Training
  • Affordable MSME Financing
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation & Technology in Business
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Women in Business
  • Youth in Business
  • Supporting Persons with Disability in Business
  • Supporting the Creative Sector in Business
A search can also be filtered by specific criteria including by:
  • Audience
  • Industry
  • Purpose
  • Type of Financing
Please check back often. New initiatives are added and updates are made as soon as they arise. See tool below:

Likkle Loans for Micro Entrepreneurs

The JNSBL Likkle loans are designed to assist micro entrepreneurs to capitalize on business opportunities such as purchasing business equipment, machinery or stock.

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Loan Programme for MSMEs

The product was designed to provide adequate and attractive JMD$ & USD$ loans to MSMEs in productive and service sectors, thereby assisting in addressing a critical financing gaps in the local market. The MSME lending facility was established in 2010.

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Mobile Business Clinic Initiative (MBCI)

There is a significant need for technical assistance in key areas of business development in many MSMEs across Jamaica.

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Nation Builder Awards (NBA)

NCB stages its biennial Nation Builder Awards Programme to recognize and celebrate its SME business customers. The Programme, launched in 2008, highlights outstanding entrepreneurial performance, sound operational practices, and SMEs contribution to community development.

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NCB Business Grow Loan Facility

The National Commercial Bank (NCB) Jamaica is the first commercial bank to establish a structured framework to provide loan offerings to MSMEs. The Bank has an established framework to provide access to loans for MSMEs. The framework includes:

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The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is described as Jamaica's "Business Ministry." It's mandate is to lead the development of policies that will create growth and jobs, while achieving social inclusion and consumer protection. The Ministry, working its stakeholders is primarily responsible for business policy development, monitoring and evaluation, while giving direction and oversight to a cluster of implementing departments and agencies.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.


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