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Business Development Friesland and the Leeuwarden Inqubator will team up with the regional branch of the Chamber of Commerce on November 2nd to inform start-up and potential entrepreneurs on the opportunities that come with business take-over.

At the event Business Development Friesland will specifically focus on young (potential) buyers and explain the different models that exist to take-over a business. Taking over a business is usually regarded as unreachable for young people. They do not even consider it a viable option It is associated with large amounts of capital. There are good options though. Gradually taking over a business over a period of a few years and at the same time still have access to the knowledge of the existing owner can prove worthwhile for both parties: the young buyer and the experiences seller.

SMALL BUSINESS ACT FIRST IMPLEMENTATION REPORT IN SPAIN (2009-2011)

SMALL BUSINESS ACT FIRST IMPLEMENTATION REPORT IN SPAIN
(2009-2011)
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The 23 million SMEs that exist in the European Union account for 99.8% of the companies operating in its territory, and contribute 58% of its GVA. Therefore there is no doubt about the leading role they play in the EU’s development and growth, which is why the importance of developing a specific political framework for said companies has been consistently emphasised since the approval in 2000 of the European Charter for Small Enterprises” at the Santa María de Feira European Council meeting .

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TOK-TOC reaches the German business interest groups

On September 18th, 2013 IHK ZETIS presented the TOK-TOK project at a business fair in Kaiserslautern. Attached you can find some pictures. Viktoria Braun and Markus Bauer had interesting discussions with prominent German professionals, as in photo with motivation speaker and extreme sportsman, Joe Kelly.

Business Transfers should be simpler

The Hague – Because of unsuccessful succession or acquisitions billions of euros in turnover and equity evaporate. Henk Kamp, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs is working on a solution. That is what he writes in a letter to the Lower House. Kamp predicts that the number of business transfers will further increase over the coming years. He relies on a study by the Center of Entrepreneurship. In 2005 the number of business transfers was estimated at 15,000, in 2009-2011 this number was around 23,000 annually.

 

The Center of Entrepreneurship estimates that with the transfers approximately 128,000 to 137,000 jobs involved, 5.7 to 7.9 billion euros and 2.3 to 3.2 billion of equity. Failed business transfers lead to a loss of 0.9 to 1.3 billion euros in capital and approximately 50,000 jobs. Reason for the government to propose a plan.

Source in Dutch: http://www.cobouw.nl/nieuws/algemeen/2013/09/13/bedrijfsoverdracht-moet-eenvoudiger

Author: Ferry Heijenbrock (13-09-2013 07:08 )