The definition of SMEs according to the European Commission

9 out of 10 companies are SMEs. But which the definition of SMEs according to the European Commission? How are the "Real" SMEs?

The definition of SMEs, made necessary so that the community assistance measures can be addressed to subjects with real rights, it is far from easy to understand. In fact, the dimensional parameters alone are not sufficient (Employees, Revenues, Total Assets) but they are also needed complex calculations aimed at identifying relationships with other companies (parent companies or investee companies) such as to make it lose the characteristics of an SME, or of an autonomous and independent small and medium-sized enterprise and therefore more deserving of obtaining support.

In this short video you will find some examples of how to distinguish between them in a few moments real SMEs.


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