The office of ALDE Rebecca Taylor reports back from the EuroCommerce SME Day

SMEs are the backbone of the twenty three million companies based in the EU, and Eurocommerce’s SME day (10 Oct 2012) was a chance for representatives from the European Parliament and Commission, as well as SME associations and entrepreneurs themselves, to come together and look at concrete steps needed to create an economic environment favourable to SME growth while encouraging entrepreneurship in people of all ages and backgrounds. Continue reading

Links for SME in Europe

On this page, we want to give you basic information and the links to services and organisations that may be interesting for you when you are a SME in Europe.

Funding:

EU finance for small and medium-sized enterprises – if you are looking for financial intermediaries providing finances for SMEs at national level, visit this website and choose the country you are interested in:

 http://www.access2finance.eu/

 or at the website of the European Investment Bank (EIB)

http://www.eib.org/projects/topics/sme/intermediaries/europe.htm?lang=en

EU Support Programmes for SMEs

Here you can find an overview in your language of the main funding opportunities available to SMEs

http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=5778&tpa=0&tk=&lang=en

The webpage on funding opportunities of DG Enterprise

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