<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/small-business/news/index_en.htm European communities Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:43:08 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk is here]]>

Published : Mon, 13 Jul 2015

From 7 July, the Mercosur IPR Helpdesk has considerably expanded its services to include more than 18 Latin American countries, including Mexico, Colombia and Peru. This change is reflected in the Helpdesk's new name, the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Networks join forces to move entrepreneurship education forward in Europe]]>

Published : Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Europe needs more entrepreneurs, so investing in entrepreneurship education is one of the best investments we can make. A new organisation seeks to do just this. While research shows the positive socioeconomic effects of entrepreneurship education, increased policy support is needed to strengthen and grow its penetration.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[TEDxBinnenhof 'Made in Europe' to feature the EU's most inspiring entrepreneurs]]> Published : Thu, 21 May 2015

During its Presidency of the EU, the Dutch government in conjunction with private partners, will organise for the first time a European TEDx event. This special edition will take place in The Hague on 31 March 2016 and feature ground-breaking ideas from Europe's most inspiring entrepreneurs.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GROW your REGIOn conference ]]>

Published : Wed, 29 Apr 2015

GROW your REGIOn conference – Thumbs Up for a Joint Approach to Delivering Smart Specialisation and Economic Transformation through Clusters.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Growing internationally: apply and go to Brazil!]]> Published : Thu, 12 Mar 2015

Would you like to start your own business and go international? Are you looking for some tips and advice? Apply for the CONNECT project and learn from experienced entrepreneurs in Brazil. The registration is open until 22 March 2015.

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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GROW your REGIOn conference on smart specialisation and clusters]]>

Published : Fri, 06 Mar 2015

Registration is open for the conference, GROW your REGIOn: Delivering smart specialisation and Economic Transformation through Clusters.

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission and EIB Group support microfinance in Spain]]>

Published : Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Under a mandate from the European Commission, the European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed an agreement on 27 January 2015 with MicroBank – the social bank within La Caixa – to facilitate loans of up to EUR 25 000 each to microenterprises and self-employed entrepreneurs in Spain. At least 40 [...]

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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Results of the Public Consultation on the EU Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy:]]> Published : Tue, 09 Dec 2014

Good business is good for business according to feedback from the CSR public consultation.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on ''Bankruptcy and second chance for honest bankrupt Entrepreneurs'']]> Published : Wed, 03 Dec 2014

The fear of failure is one of the most important factors affecting the creation of new enterprises.

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Access to finance: still a barrier for EU companies’ growth]]>

Published : Wed, 12 Nov 2014

EU's small businesses are increasingly optimistic about their growth prospects but many are still concerned about the lack of access to finance, according to a survey published today by the European Commission. Between April and September 2014, SMEs demands for financing were not always fulfilled - especially for smaller and [...]

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Second online competition for the Serious Game of the China IPR SME Helpdesk runs until Novermber 16th]]> Published : Thu, 06 Nov 2014

The China IPR SME Helpdesk has launched its second online competition for the Serious Game, on Thursday the 30th of October 2014 and it runs until Sunday the 16th of November 2014.

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[E-Learning Module: Protecting your Domain Name in Southeast Asia]]> Published : Thu, 06 Nov 2014

This interactive e-learning module (ELM) from the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk allows the user to learn about the significance of internet usage in Southeast Asia that is relevant to them.

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Emerging Industries Conference 2014: Now Open for Registration]]> Published : Mon, 27 Oct 2014

NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION: RINASCIMENTO IN MILAN, 13-14 November 2014

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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME: Access to Finance - Ready to aid 330 000 SMEs]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Oct 2014

Proving their unyielding commitment to stimulating the economy from the foundation up, the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) signed an agreement on 22 July that will guarantee Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Europe access of to up to €25 billion of additional finance over the next [...]

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission leads delegation of EU companies to Chengdu in China to pro­mote trade links, 21-23 Oct]]>

Published : Tue, 21 Oct 2014

The European Commission will lead a delegation of representatives of European business associations and entrepreneurs to China to discuss with the Chinese government and entrepreneurs how to further promote EU-China trade and industrial cooperation.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SBA and COSME: dream duo for SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Small and Medium sized Enterprises provide an incredible 85 % of all new EU jobs so the European Commission believes a policy fit for them is a policy fit for nearly everybody.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU cooperation has improved the food supply chain, but still much needs to be done]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

The food supply chain plays a crucial role in the daily life and well-being of every one of us. Apart from ensuring that we all have food to consume on a daily basis, it also provides employment for 46 million people in more than 15 million enterprises engaged in agriculture, [...]

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk video: Know Before You Go]]> Published : Tue, 23 Sep 2014

This short animation from the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk showcases the services of the Helpdesk in a visually appealing and easily accessible way, including explaining the importance of SMEs to the EU economy and the challenges they face internationalising to Southeast Asia.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise Europe Network Awards recognise successful international cooperation between SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 22 Sep 2014

The European Commission honoured companies from the UK, Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, Germany and Greece at the Enterprise Europe Network Awards held at Solvay Library in Brussels on 23 September 2014.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[How can we make the EU a better place for SMEs? Commission seeks your views]]>

Published : Mon, 08 Sep 2014

What do small and medium sized enterprises in Europe need from future EU policy? This is the core question of a consultation the Commission launched to help upgrade the EU's Small Business Act (SBA).

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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT