IE Singapore helped 26,000 companies in overseas plans in 2013
International Enterprise (IE) Singapore helped over 26,000 companies in their overseas plans last year, up 23.9 per cent from 2012.
Among these, more than 85 per cent were small and medium-sized enterprises, the trade promotion agency said.
Most of the companies, 91.7 per cent, benefited from IE's Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) scheme, which provides broad-based support to companies new to internationalisation.
Specifically, they received access to market information from experts and were guided on the basics of doing business abroad through seminars, workshops, research databases and more.