They are the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service. Sebrae is a non-profit private entity with the mission of promoting the sustainable and competitive development of small businesses.
Through their experience they have become experts in small business development in Brazil. Their role is to foster entrepreneurship, providing guidance to help small businesses to grow and generate more employment, helping to develop the Brazilian economy.
They have a network of almost 700 onsite service centers throughout the country. They count on more than five thousand small business experts and a large pool of external consultants working towards transferring knowledge and know-how to those who own or intend to start a company.
They encourage cooperation to empower small businesses and make them more competitive. Cooperatives, associations, purchase centers and networks are some examples. Interfirm cooperation is a way to make them more competitive and to achieve their common goals more effectively.
They can seek together for means to value and flow off their products, through access to a more supportive and fair market, as a manner to raise the employment and income of the community, ensuring its sustainability.
At Sebrae you can find a range of contents on projects involving a group of business with common interests.
-Special purpose enterprise.
-Credit guarantee association.
-Public interest civil society organization.
-Culture of cooperation.
No matter what kind of business you own they always have a solution for you
Information - They provide publications, research studies, articles, news and many other useful contents for micro and small businesses from different sectors of the economy.
Innovation - make small businesses more competitive in a constantly changing market, one of their main focus is to help companies towards promoting innovation in their processes, services and products.
Consulting - They have a team of thousands of consultants spread across Brazil, ready to make a complete analysis of your businesses at their services centers or directly in your company.
Market - They promote trade fairs, businesses roundtables and exhibitions throughout Brazil, getting the companies that want to purchase, sale and generate new business closer to one another through their matchmaking activities.
Courses - There are courses and lectures, both onsite and online (e-learning), for those willing to open, improve or innovate their business.
Awards - Awards in specific themes are a way to recognize high-level performance and provide to entrepreneurs and small businesses owners national and international visibility. These awards are meant to incentive outstanding small business owners and entrepreneurs in their search to excellence and high performance.
Publishing - For the entrepreneur who seeks for knowledge, they provide specialized publications on several subjects and sectors. Accessible contents to be studied at home or even in your company
Where is Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro e Pequenas Empresas (SEBRAE)