Europe offers a network of services to small and medium firms

Support organisations recognise that SMEs are at the heart of EU’s economic engine

31st January, 2016
Barry Cullen, Kevin O’Toole and Alan Healy, Exergyn

Small and medium-sized enterprises in Ireland account for 70 per cent of private sector employment, but only a small percentage of companies are aware of the supports available under various EU initiatives such as the Enterprise Europe Network and the programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.

Europe’s 20 million SMEs are seen collectively as a key driver of job creation and economic growth, the number one priority of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker....

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