The Small Business Enterprise Centre or SBEC was formally established under the control of the (Western) Samoa Small Business Enterprise Development Trust, incorporated under the Charitable Trust Act 1965 of Western Samoa.
SBEC's mandate is to provide assistance to all businesses in Samoa with the exception of multinationals; however its main target are the small enterprises with the following characteristics;
Number of employees: up to 5 full time
Production Process: Simple
Financial System: Cash Flow accounting and little documentation
Credit Sources: First or second time access to credit
Market: Predominantly local market
Legal Structure: Sole proprietorship/partnership/cooperative