The abbreviation SME is mostly used for Small and Medium sized Enterprises. When SME Academy was founded back in 2004 we also adopted the SME as a part of our name to indicate or domain of expertise and interest.
Related to European projects and other activities the term has been frequently used and adopted in a number of documents, tools, methods etc. But - SME is a very wide range of enterprises - and there is a big difference in the conditions and resources in a very small business compared to a medium sized. View this short video to see how we define different sizes of SMEs in Europe.
As you can see - Solo and Micro Enterprises reaches more than 90% of all enterprises in Europe and is a very important group of businesses when it comes to self-employment/employment, growth and stability in the economy.
Therefore we can see that more and more projects and activities are aiming at VSE, Very Small Enterprises, or as we prefer to call them in SME Academy - Solo and Micro Enterprises. We have started to use SME in the meaning of Solo and Micro instead and our academy and network are focused at them because of the difference in the needs and prerequisites for them compared to a medium sized enterprise.
Feel free to share the video produced by SMEBOX - The Toolbox for Solo and Micro Enterprises.
In a recently presented report “The Digital Economy and Society Index” – DESI – we can find the challenges we face in Europe when it comes to infrastructure, use and skills in ICT. If we put our focus on how the small businesses uses internet and the opportunities to be found in the Digital Economy it is actually dramatic.
Enabled by new technology and based on our constant need of new knowledge – Guerrilla e-Learning is not only for Entrepreneurs and Employees – but for all of us. What strategy do you have to stay competitive?
In the closing conference of the LEXSHA project Kenneth OE Sundin made a keynote presentation on the topic “Guerrilla e-Learning – an Entrepreneurial way of learning” in the University of Bordeaux, France. You can watch the presentation and learn more about the concept in this video
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We believe that there are a lot of "guerrilla"-modules out there - please share your experiences and digital tools with us - drop us on e-mail and tell us your story or share a link to your archives.
From Solsona, Catalunya, Spain we got a very nice invitation to a conference in June - check the link and the program to know more about it.
SME Academy 2017