'Think Small' to fight against difficult times.
The European SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) week has started today and will see a huge number of events occur in no less than 35 countries until 14 May 2009.
The European Commission believes that Small and Medium businesses are an answer to tackle the crisis across the continent and have therefore decided to deploy teams to support these events aiming at boosting entrepreneurship throughout. These are directed to entrepreneurs but also students to stimulate entrepreneurship, inform about the different types of support they can benefit from and also create a big scale networking effect.
'Inspiration', 'information', 'advice', 'support' and 'ideas' are the key concepts being brought forward by the European Commission this week.
Günter Verheugen, the vice-president for Enterprise and Industry said: "This Commission together with the Member States has worked hard to improve the conditions for small companies. If there is a way out of the economic downturn, it is the SMEs’ creativity, flexibility and capacity to find solutions. Together we have already achieved improvements. But we must go further. We need more SMEs as they are the true drivers of growth and job creation"
'Think Small but Global'
is what Creative Culture believes in too.
We support the initiative of the European Commission and are looking forward to taking part to it.
To find events near you or to learn more about the European SME week visit:
By Melanie Chevalier