The Brazilian Service in Support of Micro and Small Enterprises (SEBRAE) is a private entity focused on promoting the sustainable competitiveness and development of micro and small enterprises – those with annual gross sales of up to R$ 3.6 million.
For more than 40 years, the institution has worked to strengthen entrepreneurship and accelerate the process of economic formalization by establishing partnerships with public and private sectors, offering training programs, providing access to credit and innovation, stimulating the formation of associations, and holding trade fairs and business roundtables.
SEBRAE’s solutions are designed to meet a wide variety of needs, ranging from entrepreneurs looking to open their first business to small companies that are already established and seek to reposition themselves in the market.
To make sure the needs of all small businesses are met, SEBRAE operates nationwide. Where there is Brazil, there is SEBRAE. Besides its national headquarters in Brasília, the institution has service centers spread across the 27 units of the federation, where it offers courses, seminars, consulting services and technical assistance to small businesses across all sectors.
Sebrae Nacional is responsible for the strategic direction of the system, setting out guidelines and priority actions. The state units in turn develop actions based on regional realities and national guidelines.
SEBRAE is an agency focused on delivering training courses and fostering development, but it is not a financial institution, meaning it does not lend money. It advocates (with banks, credit unions and microcredit institutions) for the creation of financial products suited to the needs of the segment. It also provides guidance to entrepreneurs so that access to credit is effectively used as a business improvement tool.
For more information, please visit our portal or call the SEBRAE Relationship Center toll free at +55 0800 570 0800.
Saiba mais: sebrae.com.br
The National Confederation of Industry (CNI) - Brazil is the organization that represents the Brazilian industry. As the highest body in the employers’ union system of industry, it has defended the interests of domestic industry since its founding in 1938, working in coordination with the executive, legislative and judiciary branches of government as well as with several entities and organizations in Brazil and abroad.
CNI represents 27 federations of industries and 1,250 employer unions, to which almost 700,000 industries are affiliated. It directly manages the Social Service of Industry (SESI), the National Services for Industrial Learning (SENAI) and the Euvaldo Lodi Institute (IEL). Together with CNI, these institutions form the Industry System, which also brings together state industry federations and employer unions.
Since its founding, CNI has played a leading role in Brazilian society by promoting debate and building consensus around major national issues, particularly those that impact the performance of the Brazilian industry and economy.
A major voice in the national stage, CNI, which is headquartered in Brasília and has a representative office in São Paulo, holds discussions and makes suggestions to develop and improve public policies and laws focused on strengthening the productive sector and modernizing the country.
CNI also fosters research, innovation and technological development in the domestic industry. Furthermore, it carries out programs and supports initiatives designed to improve the standing, social status, and professional training of workers around the country.
These actions are based on studies and technical research, as well as on consultations and ongoing discussions with industrial federations and unions, sectorial national associations, forums and business councils.
Saiba mais: www.portaldaindustria.combr/cni
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