SME Week kicks off across Europe

Yesterday, Monday 16 November, was the start of EU SME Week 2015, a week focusing on promoting and celebrating entrepreneurship and small business.

Lowri Evans, Director General for the Internal Market in the European Commission, said "SMEs are vital to Europe's economy - they create new jobs and drive economic growth. This is why activities such as the SME Week are so important - they help us understand where action is needed to help Europe's small businesses thrive."

The aims of SME Week are:

  • to inform entrepreneurs about support available at EU, national, regional and local level
  • to encourage more people to become entrepreneurs

EU SME Week events will take place in 37 countries. The main event is the annual SME Assembly, which will take place from 18-20 November in Luxembourg. The theme of this year's event is 'Europe works for SMEs: Forward. Together'.

The Small Firms Association will be represented at the event by Assistant Director, Linda Barry.

For more information on the EU's work in support of SMEs, click here.

To see the full list of SME Week events and find events in your area, click here.

For more information on the SME Assembly, click here.

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