[WBA International Network Club] Request for Registration
The world of business is making significant progress toward globalization, accelerated by “Abenomics” (Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policies), which are attracting the world’s attention, while, as a part of its growth strategy, Japan is implementing a large number of measures to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in expanding their operations overseas. Government offices and public agencies are actively carrying out activity, such as giving seminars. These government offices and public agencies include the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, and the respective SME Support Centers as well as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of each region. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) changed its conventional stance, and has started assisting each individual domestic enterprise in promoting the Bottom of the Economic Pyramid (BOP) business cooperation, basic feasibility study of SME oversea business, and feasibility study of SME oversea business establishment and initial business establishment trial. In this changing environment, World Business Associates (WBA) got a certified SME support organization, a national system established as a part of Japan’s industrial promotion measures. Since then, WBA has been providing SMEs with support related to “monozukuri” (product making) and business startups as well as support related to management innovation, “kaizen” (improvement), the 5S’s (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain), and total quality management (TQM). Recently, WBA has organized the WBA International Network Club. If your company is dealing in overseas business or thinking of starting overseas business or development in the future, feel free to join the club.
Registering your company with the WBA International Network Club will bring the following benefits:
- Opportunities for business matching
Providing you with information on overseas enterprises in contact with the Network, realizing the matching of your company and the right enterprises, and introducing potential overseas business partners in the regions and industries of interest to you.
- Inviting to business exchange meetings
Business exchange meetings of overseas business missions to Japan (with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, private organizations, etc.).
- Consulting service for JICA’s BOP business cooperation, basic feasibility study of SME oversea business, and feasibility study of SME oversea business establishment and initial business establishment trial.
- Providing information on business missions to Russia
Business missions to Russia co-sponsored by the Japan-Russia Center and local government agencies will be organized.
- Inviting to various seminars related to overseas business
Various seminars by WBA and its group (including paid seminars) are under planning.
- Customized seminar
Proposing customized themes for employees related to overseas expansion and business (paid seminars) by your needs.
- Various support for your overseas expansion
Offering highly feasible and sustainable consulting support by utilizing WBA’s accumulated experience over a wide range, from basic research on the upstream of support to on-site enterprise guidance (paid support).
- Basic diagnosis of your company with support.
Basic corporate diagnosis by WBA’s registered consultants, requiring approximately one month (free)―support (fee required).
- Visit inspection tours of overseas entrepreneurs in search of business exchanges in Japan
(The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Russian business seminar planning and private delegations to Japan).
- Program Implementation
WBA is considering programs to provide the information items listed above along with monthly invitation via a variety of seminars related to overseas business.
If you are interested, WBA’s chief consultants and a management staff will visit you to provide detailed information. We are grateful for your cooperation and support of our proposals.
World Business Associates Co., Ltd.
Jun Sugiura, President & CEO