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.





There was a total of 399 804 enterprises in Norway in 2010, out of which 256 871 non-employer firms. The bulk of the employer firms are SMEs, employing between 1 and 249 employees and accounting for 99.6% of total firms with employees. Of the enterprises with at least one employee, 81.2% were microenterprises.




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