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Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) in Asia-Pacific have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a response to the crisis, the ILO has launched several initiatives aimed at supporting women and men-owned MSMEs and aspiring entrepreneurs to recover and become more sustainable and resilient.

Supporting MSMEs in Asia-Pacific during COVID-19

‘MSME & Business Resilience during COVID-19’ video series

The MSME sector could play a vital role in responding to the COVID-19 crisis and in driving a sustainable and resilient recovery for the region. To help spread knowledge, insights and experiences, the ILO has invited MSMEs and experts to share tips and best practices for how to cope during the pandemic and build business resilience in the video series ‘MSME & Business Resilience during COVID-19’.  The videos will be launched throughout 2021 on the ILO Peer Learning Hub. 

Building sustainable and resilient business models during and post-COVID-19

The COVID-19 Business Resilience Guides & Checklists

The ILO has developed action-oriented guides for MSMEs in Asia-Pacific. The guides include simple and easy-to-implement recommendations, checklists, training modules and additional templates. They cover key topics including Financial Planning, Safe Return to Work and Finding Alternative Sources of Income, with additional tools underdevelopment. The guides can be downloaded and made available directly to MSMEs as a self-guided resource. Partner organizations can also download resource materials to facilitate sharing sessions with MSMEs. 

All the contents are available under "Downloads" at the bottom of this page.

MSME & Business Resilience during COVID-19
Pivoting my pastry business with social media: Sharifah Nur Ilisa – Sugar and I
Supporting women entrepreneurs and MSME owners with Google Primer

ITCILO has partnered with Google Primer to create three minicourses to support women entrepreneurs and MSME
owners in Asia-Pacific during and after COVID-19. The minicourses contain quick, easy-to-understand lessons on
how to manage your business, strengthen its online presence, and create a more supportive workplace.

Manage Your Business More Efficiently
Get tips for keeping track of finances, growing your business, and smoothing out operations to reduce waste and generate revenue.
Go Digital: Take Your Business Online
Reach new customers by getting your business set up online, from advertising to selling to thriving on social media.
Steps for Making Your Workplace More Supportive and Inclusive
Build an inclusive environment in your workplace to support everyone in achieving their goals. Learn how to communicate, motivate, and build trust among team members.
Unlock Your Business Potential
Pursue your dreams of starting your own business with lessons on overcoming failures, negotiating with confidence, and developing professionally and personally.
COVID-19 Resources

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