What can you do on SME2B?
Present services and products in an interactive marketplace.
Search, filter and find a business partner fastly and easily.
The SME2B platform is free of charge for 2021!
We foster a continuous match-making process by organising online and offline meeting for business opportunities in Europe among entrepreneurs of different countries.
SME2B is a business-to-business platform that wants to enable European small and medium-sized companies to find new commercial partners across the continent, so to make the best of the European Single Market. During and following the COVID-19 crisis, it is important for companies to find new venues to push their products and services. Our platform SME2B is here to help do that.
On the platform, with a few clicks, you can create a full company profile, join the marketplace where you can showcase your services and products, message and meet online other members and even register for dedicated events announced through the platform.
EU Taxonomy Explained to SMEs
Taxonomy is one of these obscure words the EU coins and makes everybody wonder what it means. It is part of the EU's Green Deal strategy, aiming at reducing the EU's greenhouse gas emissions by 55% compared to 1990 in 2030. This has the potential to impact quite a lot on economic activities, and SMEs need to be informed and prepared in order to face the consequences of such an instrument.
To do so, join our SME crisis webinar 'EU taxonomy explained for SME' on June 21st at 10:00
Protect your intellectual property, save money with the SME Fund
In doing so, it has put in place a series of very appropriate measures. One of the most successful is the SME Fund, a grant scheme designed to help EU SMEs' intellectual property rights.
It offers financial support to SMEs established in the European Union. The application can be filed by an owner, an employee or an authorised
representative of an EU SME acting on its behalf. Grants are always
transferred directly to SMEs.
Join our webinar with experts from EUIPO and protect your assets, something even more important during crises like COVID-19 and the rise of energy prices.
European Free Trade Agreements: How SMEs Can Benefit
The recent international crisis had a major impact on small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe, pushing them out of some foreign markets they relied on for their businesses. Others were cut from trusted providers.
your company impacted in such a way? Join our webinar to learn how the
free trade agreements the European Union has with different third
countries can provide the opportunity to make up for it.
experts from our Danish member the Danish Export Association will
explain the key elements of these treaties that can be of help to SMEs.
You will also be able to ask for some practical guidance on how and
where to start expanding your business activities in these third
DataSkills4SMEs CRM Orientation Course Webinar
Do you know what a Customer Relationship Management system is and how it can help your company?
This webinar will introduce you to the orientation course that DataSkills4SMEs has set up to cover the critical points:
Come get some practical hands-on input from the CRM Expert, and let us introduce you to the DataSkill4SMEs Course, where you will have an opportunity to enrol utterly free of charge.
High Energy Costs: Immediate and Smart Ways to Reduce
The combination of high inflation, the international crisis in Ukraine and an already unstable market are driving energy prices extremely high, to the point where, without support, many small and medium-sized businesses in Europe are at risk of significant losses if not outright bankruptcy.
Governments across the EU are taking different measures to support impacted companies, but their efforts are often too limited to make a real difference, and more is undoubtedly needed. On the other hand, what can SMEs do to absorb this economic shock?
Three possible steps can make a real difference:
These might sound like an efficient solution, but how do you apply them in practice? Learn this from our expert on Thursday, April 28th at 17.00
Webinar Series - SME Crisis Response Webinar 1
EU sanctions against Russia and how to deal with them as SMEs.
The military aggression of Russia on Ukraine has rightly called for an international response with an unprecedented economic sanction to stop this war.
However, these sanctions will have a significant impact on European SMEs. So it is essential companies are aware of what they entail and where to find more information whenever necessary. It is also equally vital that there are measures in place to protect them from the brunt of the impact.
Join our webinar to find answers to key questions like what the sanctions entail and how to find out when they apply to specific cases. For example, let's say your product requires a component made in another EU country but which includes some parts coming from Russia. What happens then? Find out on April 7th at 14.00.
We will also present our requests to the Commission of what should be done to support SMEs under these unique circumstances to ensure they can keep thriving and producing wealth for Europe.
Our speakers include:
Ms Eva Revilla Peñaranda, Unit GROW D.2 Industrial Forum, Alliances and Clusters
Mr Thomas Mundry, Schneider Group
Mr Stefan Moritz, Managing Director of European Entrepreneurs will provide the opening.
Webinar - How can European SMEs help Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees in Europe now?
European SMEs – also those represented by European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME in all member states of the EU and in neighbouring countries – not only are concerned about the impact on their economic activities, but they also want to understand how they can help and support Ukrainian fellow companies and Ukrainian people in the country, or fleeing to the EU.
On Friday, March 18th at 2:00 pm (3 pm in Eastern Europe, 4 pm in Turkey, 5 pm in the Caucasus area) we will be able to meet with the Deputy Director General of the European Business Association Ukraine, Ms Svitlana Mikhaylovska to hear her call for support and about the evolving situation in Ukraine.
In addition, the representatives of our members in countries near to the conflict, like Lithuania, Poland, Hungary or Georgia will share with us their impressions and indications on what can be done:
-European Entrepreneurs Vice-President Marina Kaas (EVEA/Estonia)
-President of our member Regionalna Izba Gospodarcza w Katowicach Tomasz Zjawiony
-Chairman of the Board of our member European Business Association Georgia, John Braeckeveldt
-Project coordinator of our Lithuanian member Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park, Martina Skripkauskaitė - Braškė
WIPO Webinar - Alternative Dispute Resolution for IP and Technology Disputes
The potential of ADR for SMEs is significant. In offering dispute resolution services, the WIPO Center aims to meet the specific needs and challenges of SMEs, which currently represent 37% of users of its arbitration and mediation services.
Join our webinar to discover all the ways SMEs can benefit from Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that can save you money and time!
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of many economies in Africa and Europe, e.g. of the first two manufacturing nations in Europe, Germany and Italy. Entrepreneurship, professional training and investment are our focus, as keys for a strong African Mittelstand and a good basis for shared value business, which truly will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference aims to bring European and African entrepreneurs into play, encourage them to cooperate and co-invest, build alliances, joint ventures and partnerships through appropriate support and monitoring structures and mechanisms to verify the effectiveness and impact of their initiatives.
Furthermore, at the event, EUIPO will launch the Africa IP SME Helpdesk, expected to be operational from October 2021. This is an EU-funded project set up to help SMEs from the EU in the process of creating, protecting, utilising, administering and enforcing intellectual property rights (IPR) across Africa.
Cooperation between the EU and African countries in the Africa IP SME Helpdesk project will provide a unique opportunity for European SMEs to invest in Africa and, in that process, enable African countries to access global business value chains while, at the same time, contributing to sustainable development and economic growth in Africa.
Comment atteindre de nouveaux clients en ligne ? - Webinaire du cours d'orientation sur les ventes en ligne et le marketing digital de DataSkills4SMEs
Souhaitez-vous démarrer ou améliorer et développer votre entreprise en ligne ? Vous souhaitez trouver de nouveaux clients grâce à un marketing digital efficace ?
Ensuite, ce webinaire vous aidera à obtenir des informations pratiques de la part de l'expert en vente en ligne et marketing digital, et en plus, vous présentera le cours d'orientation en vente en ligne et marketing digital de DataSkill4SMEs où vous aurez la possibilité de vous inscrire entièrement gratuitement.
How To Reach New Customers Online? - DataSkill4SMEs Online Sales & Digital Marketing Orientation Course Webinar
Then this webinar will help you get some practical hands-on input from the Online Sales and Digital Marketing Expert, and in addition, introduce you to the DataSkill4SMEs Online Sales and Digital Marketing Orientation Course where you will have an opportunity to enrol completely free of charge.
The course covers Strategy, Reaching New Customers, Operations and setting up an Online Shop from Scratch.
The effects of BREXIT on Trade between EU and UK: What changes for Europe’s SMEs?
European and British SMEs are still struggling to understand the new import-export rules and customs procedures following the Brexit deal; the custom services themselves sometimes seem to be not sure about how to best advise companies, trade relations and transports suffer. Can this be improved? How can things go smoother? What are the corrections we need?
Our event offered now to sort out some of these questions, with the help of High-Level EU representatives, and technical experts.
Matchmaking Sessions - The European Green Deal
Inspiring plenary sessions, informative workshops and targeted 1:1 meetings promises knowledge gain and new business contacts.
The match-making event brought together companies from a large number of European countries. It was a unique opportunity to generate new business contacts and contracts. The model is time - and cost-efficient and result in business! Meetings took place in a dedicated area and were arranged in advance by means of this website.
First German-Slovenian SME2B Online Forum
We, together with our Members, hosted the first in a series of business-to-business online events in 2021, that starts on March 4th with the First German-Slovenian SME2B Online Forum for a direct exchange among member companies of BVMW and SBC.