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What does the EU do for small businesses?

What can the EU do for your business? Help you to get finance, partners, go international.
This portal gathers together all the information provided by the EU on and for SMEs, ranging from practical advice to policy issues.

Success story of the month 

Over-50s thrive in entrepreneurial world through award-winning senior mentoring initiative

Headshot of senior businessman © euronews 2015  

A 70-year-old Irish businessman has embraced an initiative aimed at helping the over-50s achieve entrepreneurial success. The results are impressive, with similar mentoring expanding into the UK and France.


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    Key programmes for entrepreneurs

    • Go international with Enterprise Europe Network
    • Mentor a future entrepreneur with Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

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    Last update: 28/05/2015 | Top