KUANTAN: The newly-launched UsahawanMARA.biz is a specially-tailored online business directory created to help local entrepreneurs widen their business networks and develop a global mindset.
Mara interim chairman Datuk Dr Yusof Yacob said the directory, an initiative by Mara Pahang, will provide easier access for entrepreneurs to obtain information and data on other businesses operating in the state.
He said more than 1,200 entrepreneurs from various fields have registered with the portal.
"UsahawanMARA.biz can help entrepreneurs establish a bigger and more comprehensive network. It will help them become more innovative in expanding their businesses, and also ensure that the country's economy grows further.
"Mara Pahang has set aside 593 business lots for aspiring entrepreneurs to venture into, in various fields, which is in line with the Rural and Regional Development Ministry's transformation plan," he said in his speech before launching the portal here, last night.
He added that Mara is also striving to ensure that rural-made products, including souvenir handicrafts, can hit local and overseas markets.
The event, which was attended by some 800 Mara entrepreneurs, also saw special awards being handed out to outstanding entrepreneurs.