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AC 143-04 04-Mar - 08-Mar-2018 kuala-lambur $ 4850 english Register Now
AC 143-05 06-May - 10-May-2018 istanbul $ 4450 english Register Now
AC 143-06 05-Aug - 09-Aug-2018 cairo $ 4250 english Register Now
AC 143-07 25-Nov - 29-Nov-2018 dubai $ 4450 english Register Now
AC 143-08 16-Dec - 20-Dec-2018 london $ 5200 english Register Now

Target Audience:

Bankers working in SME, retail, corporate and credit departments who have, or will have, SME


Course Description:

This course has a fourfold purpose, which is to identify SME clients’ different needs. More

Emphasis will be given to determine how to market SME products and services. All participants

Will get acquainted with the procedures of delivering SME banking products. It identifies the

Success factors and international best practices needed for effective SME banking

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the size of the SME market and its segmentation.
  • Identify the potential market by segment and how to use the marketing mix.
  • Explain how to develop a relationship management plan.
  • Determine information technology needs for SME.
  • Describe the profile of an entrepreneur and the tools of SME client education.

Course Outline:

Module 1: SME Market Size

  • Introduction and overview
  • Market size definitions
  • Sources of information
  • SME population definition
  • Number of establishments and attributes
  • SME survival rates
  • Market sizing methodology
  • Defining segmentation, segmentation benefits and limitations
  • Methods of segmentation
  • Estimating segment size
  • The dynamics of the SME market

Module 2: Market Potential and Marketing Mix

  •  Defining segment potential
  • Projecting market revenue and profits
  • Evaluating potential per business
  • Practical tips
  • Cost consideration
  • The 5 Ps of marketing
  • Voice of the customer
  • Product mix by segment
  • Determining product features
  • Product bundling
  • Delivery channels alternatives
  • Price considerations
  • Positioning SME operation
  • Sales promotion alternatives
  • Getting the message to SME owners
  • Measuring promotional success

Module 3: Structuring SME Sales Efforts

  •  What is relationship management?
  • Why relationship management?
  • The relationship manager
  • Benefits to the bank and benefits to the client
  • Deciding who should be managed
  • The relationship review
  • Measuring relationship costs

Module 4: SME Information Technology

  • SME data organization
  • Unit of measurement
  • Existing SME customers and SME prospects
  • Digital marketing and its applications
  • Digital marketing benefits and drawbacks

Module 5: The Profile of an Entrepreneur and SME Client Education

  • What is the entrepreneurial personality?
  • Who is more likely to start a business?
  • Which SMEs will grow?
  • Owner’s characteristics that drive business growth
  • The power of networking
  • The need for client education
  • Client education tools
  • Importance of client education

Case Study Marketing Plan for SME Proposition by Trade International Bank plc.

Assessment Strategy:

Participants will be informally assessed on their interaction during sessions; their participation

In-group exercises


  • Minimum three years of banking experience
  • Good command of English
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