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.




Slovak Republic

SMEs dominated the Slovak Republic’s economy, accounting for 99.9% of the enterprises population as of 2010. The vast majority of SMEs (95.7%) were micro enterprises, employing up to nine employees. Self-entrepreneurs are an important component of the enterprise population in Slovak Republic, a significant part of which are employing firms. In 2012, there were altogether 41 031 self-entrepreneurs with at least one employee, which constitute a significant part of the SME population.




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