European SME Week 2009

First European small business week planned

The first ever European SME Week will be held next year to highlight the business support that is available to entrepreneurs in Europe. Organised by the European Commission, European SME Week will run from 6–14 May 2009, and include a range of events in participating countries. Activities will range from conferences, trade fairs and workshops to competitions, art performances and networking sessions, all aimed at encouraging small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Each event will focus on specific topics relevant to small firms, such as innovation, funding opportunities, tax, legal issues and business strategy. European Commission enterprise and industry deputy director–general, Françoise Le Bail said. “SME week is all about putting entrepreneurship in the spo... »