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Gov’t Promises to Help Finance Smart Factory Clusters

Gov’t Promises to Help Finance Smart Factory Clusters

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Companies that share similar production processes will be able to finance high-quality “smart” factories cost-effectively by coming together in clusters of five or more. The Ministry of SMEs and Startups revealed yesterday that it would be partially funding the establishment of factories that would benefit companies through economies of [...]

Credit Card Companies Pay Close Attention to the Launch of “Seoul Pay”

Credit Card Companies Pay Close Attention to the Launch of “Seoul Pay”

SEOUL, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Credit card companies are on high alert after the launch of a new payment system by the city of Seoul that allows small business owners and their customers to make monetary transactions without any fees. Yesterday, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced the launch of “Seoul Pay,” a zero transaction [...]

State-Owned Land to Support Social Enterprises

State-Owned Land to Support Social Enterprises

  SEOUL, Jul. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The central government in association with the ruling Democratic Party of Korea said it would continue to advocate for the creation of new jobs for the nation’s youth by nurturing so-called “social economy” ventures. The social economy is formed by a diversity of social actors that place importance [...]

Forest Service Teams Up with Towns, Social Enterprises

Forest Service Teams Up with Towns, Social Enterprises

DAEJEON, Jun. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Forest Service (KFS) will be pushing ahead with plans to foster local towns and social enterprises that take advantage of forest products. The KFS revealed today that it will support 18 community and social enterprises this year, expanding the figure to include 212 enterprises by 2022. According [...]

Ministry to Implement Payment System for Small Businesses

Ministry to Implement Payment System for Small Businesses

SEOUL, Jun. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — A new payment system will be implemented aimed at addressing one of the top difficulties small businesses face, payment processing charges. Hong Jong-hak, the minister of SMEs and Startups, stated at a gathering relating to the issue today that an innovative payment system is needed to relieve small businesses [...]

Gov’t to Set Up 1 tln Won Fund for Restructuring of SMEs

Gov’t to Set Up 1 tln Won Fund for Restructuring of SMEs

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The government will set up a 1 trillion-won (US$918 million) fund to restructure struggling small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as part of its drive for “market-oriented” corporate restructuring, officials said Monday. Under the scheme, eight state-run and retail banks, including Korea Development Bank, will raise 500 billion won by [...]

S. Korea, Missouri Sign MOU on SMEs Promotion

S. Korea, Missouri Sign MOU on SMEs Promotion

SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government said Friday it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the state of Missouri to enhance cooperation between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The pact was signed in Seoul between Choi Su-gyu, vice minister of SMEs and Startups, and Missouri Gov. Eric Robert Greitens, [...]