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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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Switzerland

SMEs, defined as firms with up to 250 employees, constituted 99.3% of Swiss enterprises in 2010, employing 67.4% of the labour force. Micro enterprises with up to nine employees accounted for the majority of SMEs (69.7% of SMEs), employing 18.0% of the country’s workforce.

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