Actually a lot - but we hope you knew that already. As presented in a report here on SME Academy web site the impact of the Micro Sized and Small businesses is huge - and adding also the middle sized to it - it is really understandable how important it is to support the start up and growth of new enterprises - in every single European Country.
As you can see in the Table above SMEs are employing two thirds of all in private enterprises in Europe. - interesting figure to keep in mind when planning activities for growth and adjusting taxes and economic systems to support the citizens of Europe. And the truth is that it looks more or less the same all over the world.
Watch our video that describes the definition of the sizes of European Enterprises
As SMEs can often feel puzzled about the concrete measures they can do regarding climate change, we in FFE wanted to create them a free and practical guide: Entrepreneur’s Climate Change Guide - 80 ways to fight climate change
If you are a woman aged 15 - 34 years, located in some of the Danube region countries, willing to start or already running own business, we invite you to join our WOMEN IN BUSINESS community to improve your entrepreneurial culture, skills and competences for the development of your business and for obtaining market success.
Through the established 4 Women Entrepreneurship Centres (EWC) in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania participants in the Training Programme will gain free of charge:
Deadline for applying to the first activity - 21st February 2020
Electronic identities are crucial components of the Digital Single Market within the European Member States. 29th September 2018 will be an important day and a great step forward for all European Citizens - and for all European Small Businesses. The Red Tape and administrative hinders will be less when it comes to support digital business and will also mean a lot to obtain the open inner market, not at least when it comes to tenders and procurement.
There are still, just 4 month before the take off, a lot of activities going on and development of systems to support this opportunity that eIDAS means.
Watch this video for a short explanation on how eIDAS works.
Training of Entrepreneurs and business owners has always been a topic to discuss among all of us trying to train and inspire them. What to do - what not to do? What is a must and what is a "no-no"?
Over the years this has of course like anything else changed - and not at least due to the digitalization we see everywhere.
Training in the workplace have changed to be not only on site but also on line. e-Learning have been followed by e-coaching and e-mentoring. We see more and more of video clips and animated videos - and now the first AR and VR based training tolls are popping up.
One of the members of the SME Academy Network, SMEBOX, has published an inspiring article based on the SME - Medical Additive Manufacturing Annual report 2018. Read it here...
In a recent survey among the SME Academy Network members, Brussels was in top position when it comes to organizing conferences and other events and SME Academy is currently planning activities both in Brussels and online.
Given EU Events marked interest in SMEs and training, this partnership is a natural asset to help us gathering and sharing relevant events coming from or of interest to the SME world in Brussels and the rest of Europe. This is why #EUEvents calendar can now be found also on SME Academy website.
We wish all our old and new visitors welcome to get a bit more out of both EU Events and SME Academy.
The Workshop was recorded and is now available in video format divided into two parts - Part 1 and Part 2 - there the agenda above describes the content. The first two items are in Part 1 and the final two in Part 2. You can watch watch the videos by moving direct to Youtube - or as embedded videos below in this post.
SME Academy 2017