Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016

An OECD Scoreboard

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This report monitors SME and entrepreneur access to finance in 37 countries. It includes indicators of debt, equity, asset-based finance and framework conditions for SME and entrepreneurship finance, complemented by an overview of recent developments in public and private initiatives to support SME finance. Taken together, these indicators form a comprehensive framework for policy makers and other stakeholders to evaluate the financing needs of SMEs.

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In 2012, SMEs comprised 99.7% of enterprises in Portugal and employed 78.1% of the labour force. The vast majority of enterprises (87.8%) were micro-enterprises, employing 44.8% of the country’s workforce: 10.4% were small and 1.6% were medium-sized enterprises.




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