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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2014

An OECD Scoreboard

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Start-ups and small firms continue to face significant obstacles to fulfilling their potential to innovate, grow and create jobs, particularly when it comes to obtaining access to finance. With its 13 core indicators of debt, equity and general market conditions, complemented by a review of government policy measures, Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2014: An OECD Scoreboard documents these financing difficulties and monitors trends in 31 countries, along with government policy responses to deal with these challenges.

 

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New Zealand

Small businesses in New Zealand dominate the scene with 99.5% of enterprises being classified as SMEs in 2012, including 322 887 non-employer firms. SMEs had 833 710 employees as of 2012, which corresponds to 43.3% of the country’s workforce.

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