About us

WHO WE ARE

SBA will consistently be a solid partner for corporations.

SBA is a business support institution for SMEs(Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) in Seoul, run by Seoul metropolitan government. It was established to promote and develop industries and to provide comprehensive and systematic support to SMEs located in Seoul.

Furthermore, SBA strives to create and activate industrial clusters such as DMC and G Valley, and is actively participating in fostering aspiring future industries such as cultural content industries(web cartoon, animation, game,etc.), and IT and IoT related industries.

SBA dedicates to the advancement of the economy of Seoul through strategic industry development plans and SMEs support. We provide services that are ethical and creative, under our management principle that place customers as our priority.

WHAT WE DO

Career Education Center

Education for New Careers

  • Create capable workforces through specialized training in multiple fields
  • Education courses for self- employed creative enterprises, job creation, startups, and employment

Campus CEO

  • Provide courses for new careers and capabilities based on market demands that reflect future trends
  • Determine demands for new career education models through recruitment and verification of college students
  • Collaborate with universities to create new jobs and provide new career and capability education

Hope-Building Academy

  • Consulting for field-oriented mentoring activities, and tiered support of startup education
  • Strengthen abilities as advisory experts through practical training and collaborative workshops
  • Graduates will serve as mentors for companies entering the SBA and young startups after certification

Start-Up Support

SBA Accelerator Program

  • Promote startup growth and establish a virtuous startup cycle through provision of high-growth services including the discovery of promising companies that have high-growth potential with investors

Business Services Support

  • Support business services functions to revitalize Seoul’s economy and empower SMEs
  • Market verification service provided for products and services that are yet to be released
  • Promotion and marketing support for products and services that have entered the market

Business Incubation and Growth Support

  • Cultivate future startups and create a virtuous environment by operating the Seoul Startup Incubation Center
  • Startups or general enterprises among SMEs in Seoul that are involved in manufaturing, research and development, knowledge industries or information and communication industries
  • Talent matching of outstanding individuals between SBA-cultivated talent and resident business

Foster Business Growth

Support for Business Entering Market

  • Entrance barriers are lowered and sales increase by obtaining and supplying a wide variety of domestic and overseas distribution channels
  • Support enrollment in a new mobile distribution channel where the product is ordered first and then it is manufactured

Foster Hidden Champions Hi Seoul Brand

  • Increase the competitiveness of SMEs that have exemplary technology and products but are having difficulties creating their own brand providing the ‘Hi Seoul; branding
  • ‘Hi Seoul’ Branding companies provide consulting, promotion support, creation of markets and tailored support, network revitalization and Manufacturing categories

Exportation Support

  • Strengthen exportation capabilities and provide structured programs to assist businesses in entering overseas markets
  • Operate a combined group exhibit overseas using the brand power of Seoul and assist with individual exhibitions
  • Dispatch trade missions to the Hallyu areas and new strategic markets and support the creation of new overseas markets

Culture Industry Support

Animation Industry Support

  • By promoting the cultural content industry Seoul’s creative industry will be revitalize and contribute more to Seoul-type jobs
  • Animation production assistance is provided to strengthen Korea’s content-making ability for TV series, theater releases, and short clips
  • Support the entry of Korean content into Asia, Europe, and other international areas

Create and Operate Anitown

  • Add to the local economy’s revitalization and cultural content industry development by making the areas around Namsan Mountain into a resident- and tourist-friendly Hallyu Anitown
  • Zaemirang and Zaemiro are multiple events for public such as “Let’s Play”, a street parade, art markets, cosplay, and Zaemiro Exploration
  • Landmarks are built from Korea’s power content, the alleys have comic characters, and there is street art and other public art installaitons

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SBA is a business support institution for SMEs(Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) in Seoul, run by Seoul metropolitan government. It was established to promote and develop industries and to provide comprehensive and systematic support to SMEs located in Seoul.

SBA provides a variety of public services such as support for start-ups (including business of foreign residents in Seoul through Seoul Global Center), R&D, intellectual property, development of market outlet for small businesses, overseas export, SETEC(Trade exhibition for SMEs) and so forth. These services aim to help SMEs increase their market competitiveness.

Furthermore, SBA strives to create and activate industrial clusters such as DMC and G Valley, and is actively participating in fostering aspiring future industries such as cultural content industries(web cartoon, animation, game,etc.), and IT and IoT related industries.

SBA dedicates to the advancement of the economy of Seoul through strategic industry development plans and SMEs support. We provide services that are ethical and creative, under our management principle that place customers as our priority.

Thank you for your interest and support.
Seoul Business Agency

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2016

  • 03. 30 Opened the S-Plex Center
  • 04. 29 Opened the Seoul Distribution Center

2015

  • 07. 01 Inauguration of Hyeong Cheol Joo in the office of the CEO

2014

  • 06. 30 Opened the new head office in DMC

2013

  • 01. 12 Opened the DANURI (Cityhall)
  • 05. 10 Opened the CUVID (Gwanghwamun)
  • 06. 21 Opened the DANURI (Gangnam)
  • 07. 20 Opened the Seoul creative Lab
  • 08. 27 Opened the DANURI (seoungbuk)

2012

  • 01. 12 Opened the Seoul global center
  • 05. 15 Inauguration of Jeon-Young Lee in the office of the CEO

2011

  • 02. 16 Inauguration of bokyung byun in the office of the CEO
  • 07. 14 Opened the Seoungsu It center
  • 07. 25 Opened the Seoul trade center
  • 08. 18 Opened the Seoul Senior Venture Center
  • 10. 13 Opened the Seoul Knowledge Industry Promotion Division

2010

  • 05. 07 Opened the Seoul Global Business Support Center

2009

  • 01. 01 Inauguration of the DMC Department
  • 04. 07 Opened the the Seoul Intellectual Property Center
  • 07. 01 Opened the Gangnam Youth Venture Center
  • 08. 18 Opened the Seoul Game Contents Center
  • 09. 15 Opened the Seoul Venture Support Center
  • 09. 22 Opened the BS Industry Support Center
  • 09. 23 Opened the Seoul Partners House
  • 12. 10 Opened the Seoul Fashion Creation Studio
  • 12. 14 Opened the Dongdaemun Fashion Support Center

2008

  • 01. 23 Opened the the Seoul Global Center
  • 10. 22 Opened the DMC High-tech Industry Center

2007

  • 01. 01 Inauguration of the Tourism Marketing Division
  • 02. 20 Installation of the Design Strategic Business Team
  • 07. 01 Inauguration of Il-bo Shim in the office of the CEO

2006

  • 04. 06 Opened the the new head office and convention center
  • 11. 29 Opened the DMC R&D Center

2005

  • 01. 19 Opened the Seoul Ani Cinema
  • 03. 17 Renaming of the company to Seoul Business Agency(SBA)
  • 05. 24 Opened the Seoul Trade Center, Beijing
  • 10. 01 Acquisition and operation of SETEC
  • 12. 27 Installation of Dongdaemun Market Information Center for Foreigners

2004

  • 03. 01 Acquisition and operation of DMC Promotion Gallery
  • 07. 01 Inauguration of Onam Gwon in the office of the CEO

2003

  • 04. 17 Installation of the Foreigner Support Team
  • 06. 01 Installed the Hi-Seoul Business Team

2002

  • 01. 24 Installation of the DMC Marketing Team
  • 05. 25 Opened the House of Cartoons
  • 10. 22 Foundation of SICAF Administrative Office

2001

  • 03. 07 Opened the Seoul Industry Support Center
  • 11. 01 Acquisition of Seoul Venture Incubation Center
  • 11. 02 Holding of SIBAC (Seoul International Business Advisory Council) Inaugural Meeting

2000

  • 07. 01 Opened the the Seoul Fashion Design Center

1999

  • 03. 01 Inauguration of Guirae Jeong in the office of the CEO
  • 04. 01 Operation of Jamsil Exhibition Store for SMEs
  • 05. 01 Acquisition of Seoul Foreigners Investment Consultation Office and the work of attracting foreign investments
  • 06. 30 Opened the the Seoul Venture Town

1998

  • 03. 31 Inauguration of the Foundation
  • 06. 25 Acquisition and operation of the fund to facilitate SMEs in Seoul
  • 07. 01 Opening and operation of Changdong Exhibition Store for SMEs

E-book

  • e-book 2016
    SBA introduction
    BUSINESS GUIDE
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  • e-book 2014
    Hope Guide for small and
    Medium Enterprises Program.
    SBA
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  • e-book 2013
    Hope Guide for small and
    Medium Enterprises Program.
    SBA
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