Financial Services (FS) functions with in the Business and Sector Development Services (B&SDS) of SMEDA. As the name implies, FS is responsible for all direct and indirect activities that fulfill the objective of providing SMEs with improved access to business development services.

Financial Services not only implements its own initiatives to design and implement programs but also plays a supportive and advisory role to other departments of SMEDA.

Supportive Role

1. Financial Analysis

Financial analysis is an important section of the comprehensive sector studies developed internally by SMEDA.

Financial Services is responsible for preparing this section; broad parameters include:

  • Performance: Historical performance of the sector in terms of its financial viability
  • Competitive Analysis: Various cost structures and value addition processes practiced in the sector
  • Sourcing of Financing: Analyze financing modes available and best suited for the sector

2. Financial Modeling

To ascertain financial feasibility of individual SME businesses as per request of clients approaching SMEDA, Financial Services prepares extensive financial projections using comprehensive models. These financial models are “live “models providing flexibility to the user to evaluate viability of a proposed strategy under numerous scenarios.

3. External

Financial Services works very closely with Financial Institutions (FIs) in designing financing schemes for SMEs. Moreover, the department designs programs and services, in line with SMEDA objective, to support FIs by promoting their SME friendly facilities to elevate the capacities of small and medium businesses.
4. Advisory Services
Carrying the core mandate of SME development, other institutions seek recommendations and guidance from SMEDA prior to developing SME facilitating schemes. In this regard, FS provides information related to financial conditions of the industry; prepares reports backed by relevant historical statistical analysis and provides necessary relevant data as needed.