Within the Memorandum of understanding, which the Directorate for development of small and medium sized enterprises has signed with Japanese International Cooperation Agency – JICA, seminars were conducted, containing the following topics: „New Product Development“, through Marketing Strategy, and „Quality Control “ as a way of double profits without increasing staff and costs.
This seminar mainly targets those who are planning to start or have started their new business and provides philosophy, basic knowledge, and key know-how about company management for growing business. This enables participants to have clear idea for the firm base of productivity improvement and expansion of new business.
Lecturers were JICA experts, Mr. Hiroyuki Nakura, SME Management Consultant (certified by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry), and Mr.
Tsuyoshi Negishi, Expert in Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Counsellor in Japan Productivity Centre for SED.
The seminar has been conducted in 8 towns in Montenegro: in Bijelo Polje, Berane, Plav, Rožaje, Žabljak, Pljevlja, Podgorica and Cetinje. It is planned to have another three in February next year, in Nikšić, Herceg-Novi and Bar.
Second group of seminars, named “Enterprise diagnosis� presented standardized Enterprise Diagnosis skills of Japan.
This seminar targets regional and local business centres staff, which represent important subject in SME support organization in Montenegro, especially through the quality of the contents of business advisory services. Thus, by the training seminar, the standard process of enterprise diagnosis needed in business advisory services is introduced and shared.
The lecturer was JICA expert, Mr. Takao Hayashi, SME Management Consultant; Industrial Section (certified by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry).
Mr. Hayashi had done diagnosis to more than 200 SMEs in Japan, Thailand, China, Kyrgyz, and Russia. He is SME Institute Lecturer. He fostered about 100 SME consultants in Japan at the moment.
One module of seminar was conducted, while another two are planned for February and May next year.