SMEDA One-Window Program starts working

Lahore, September 29, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) One-Window (SOW) has started operation to provide the prospective SMEs with the easiest way for starting up a business. The SOW is offering free business registration services with the regulatory authorities including the registration with Tax Department, Employees Oldage Benefits Institutions (EOBI) and Employees Social Security Institutions along with the fullest support in Corporate Branding, Trademark and copyright processing.

It was brought into notice of SMEDA that majority of Start-ups and new ventures lost their energy and passion due to regulatory impediments and hectic process of business registration. Therefore, the SOW program has been designed in a way that the persons intending to become an SME can go through a hassle-free process for completing the whole set of legal as well as promotional requirements.

The program aims to reduce costs and increase the time efficiency through its business concierge to have professional and technical services. The SOW is to provide hassle-free, on-demand services from business idea validation to company registration so that SMEs are free to fully focus on their business. It will act as a single window solution for all the aspiring start-ups and SMEs in order to establish and streamline their business operations in Pakistan.

Now, the Business Startups and existing SMEs can approach SMEDA provincial offices or the exclusive website to avail of the required services. The services to be offered under SOW program include registration of an SME with all of the concerned government authorities like Registrar of Partnership and SECP. Further, a number of the allied services which are normally not available under one roof are also available on demand at SOW.

Such services include designing of Logo, Letterhead, Business Card, Stamp, Webpage (with Hosting and Email), Social Media support, Bank Account opening, NTN registration, Trademark and Copy Right application filing, Sales Tax Registration, Provincial Revenue Board Registration (services), Membership of Chamber of Commerce and Industry and registration of social compliance institutions like EOBI and SSI.

For more information, contact:
DGM (Admin. and PR)
Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA)
4th Floor, Building No.3, Aiwan-e-Iqbal Complex,
Egerton Road, Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-111-111-456
Fax: +92-42-36304926-7