Category Archives: Small Business

Small Business Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

European Investment Fund and the National Bank of Greece sign guarantee agreements worth €640 million for SMEs in Greece

BRUSSELS, 16-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From very small businesses and start-ups to mid sized enterprises, more than 5,000 companies will benefit from loans amounting to EUR 640 million. The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the National Bank of Greece (NBG)have … Read the full press release

International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) Jumping to New Heights in Europe – 2nd Annual EU Conference & Trade Show

AMSTERDAM, 16-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) will hold their 2nd Annual European Conference & Trade Show 21 & 22 May 2018 at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, NL. Conference attendees will have the … Read the full press release

The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation loans USD 2 million to FINCA Microfinance Company Jordan for on-lending to MSMEs

Credit facility will help drive financial inclusion by expanding access to working capital loans Montrouge, France, 13-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Grameen Crédit Agricole Foundation will provide a USD 2 million loan to FINCA Microfinance Company Jordan (FINCA Jordan), a FINCA … Read the full press release

Why successful Invested Investor Simon Blakey feels he is sometimes a relationship therapist!

Serial investor Blakey shares his first rate tips from two decades of Angel Investing! CAMBRIDGE, 12-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Invested Investor is a publishing project that aims to increase the success rate for entrepreneurs and early investors by sharing … Read the full press release

CONDA ICO: Whitelisting phase started as of April 1st

On Easter Sunday, April 1st 2018, Austrian crowdfincancing platform CONDA began the whitelisting phase of its Initial Coin Offering (ICO). Moving forward, interested parties can register online, even before the official start of the crowd sale. VIENNA, 10-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Fit Immersion’s VR solution for ultimate fitness

TheVR kit transforming any bike into an immersive platform at an affordable cost MONTPELLIER, 03-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — French startup, Perform VR, has announced an upcoming Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to back its Personalized Training Solution, “Fit Immersion”. The campaign will … Read the full press release

University of York: SMEs in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding can apply for EU grants to help them innovate

A funding scheme managed by the University of York has awarded grants totalling more than half a million pounds – resulting in the creation of 18 jobs. YORK, 30-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Small to medium sized businesses in York, North Yorkshire … Read the full press release

B3i launches insurance solutions on a blockchain platform across the re/insurance industry

Transition to independent legal entity significant milestone for B3i B3i Services AG to commercialize blockchain solutions for re/insurance First product demonstrated efficiency gains of up to 30 percent in initial testin MUNICH, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative … Read the full press release

Mono Solutions and Orange partner to expand digital services for SMBs in France

COPENHAGEN, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Mono Solutions and Orange have partnered to help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in France with more digital services to grow their business. Orange, a leading telecommunications company, has chosen to use the Mono Platform … Read the full press release

Harald Xperience first in Finland to take augmented reality (AR) to restaurants

HELSINKI, 14-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Harald Xperience Ltd. is the first company in Finland to introduce an application with AR aimed to enhance the customer experience in restaurants. The application called EatX allows the customer to visualize the various dishes … Read the full press release

SME business climate dipped slightly in February but remains on a high level – KfW-ifo SME Barometer

SME business climate drops moderately as expectations decline But SMEs still rate their current situation better than ever Large enterprises are clearly less optimistic Growth rate is on the way back to normality Frankfurt am Main, 09-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — After … Read the full press release

Orange: We call on European and national policy-makers to review the ePrivacy draft regulation

“ Europe Cannot Afford to Miss the Data Revolution” PARIS, 08-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Data economy is a pillar of future growth, job creation and social progress. According to the European Commission, the value of the European data economy may raise from … Read the full press release

EU-funded and EBRD managed project will make a knowledge-sharing and –exchange platform accessible to financial institutions engaged in MSME finance in Uzbekistan

Online training and knowledge sharing and exchange platform now available to financial institutions in Uzbekistan LONDON, 06-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Micro, small and medium-sized private businesses in Uzbekistan will now benefit from a new Regional Small Business Programme (RSBP) launched in … Read the full press release

Appèl wins the catering contract for the University of Twente

ENSCHEDE, 02-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — After completing a European tendering process today, 1 March 2018, the final decision on the catering contract for the University of Twente has now been taken. From 1 July 2018, on-campus catering will be in the … Read the full press release

Daimler: Record number of startups and pilot projects at STARTUP AUTOBAHN

Record number of startups and pilot projects at STARTUP AUTOBAHN – the biggest innovation platform in Europe powered by Plug and Play Tech Center: over 130 pilots with 74 startups, 10 meetups with more than 3000 visitors; 30+ mentoring sessions; 700+ … Read the full press release

NOVA External Ventures launches new web site at

Courbevoie, France, 23-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saint-Gobain continues to work closely with external stakeholders in line with its commitment to open innovation. Since its creation in 2006, NOVA External Ventures has helped the Group’s businesses create nearly 80 partnerships with startups, … Read the full press release

Final round of BeyondConventions gets underway at the thyssenkrupp Quarter in Essen

ESSEN, 21-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The final round of BeyondConventions gets underway at the thyssenkrupp Quarter, Essen today. Under the BeyondConventions format, large German corporations are seeking start-up partners for their digital challenges. thyssenkrupp, innogy, Open Grid Europe, Schacht One … Read the full press release

New American Bidet Beats French Bidet: So-Kleen Innovations Inc. Launches The American Bidet — A Huge Improvement Over The European French Bidet

An Affordable, Convenient Toilet Enhancement For Superior Cleansing, Comfort & Toilet Hygiene VANCOUVER, British Columbia, 20-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — “It’s time to always be clean,” say the founders of So-Kleen Innovations, and the American Bidet is set to make attaining that … Read the full press release

Le nouveau bidet américain bat le bidet français : So-Kleen Innovations Inc. lance l’American Bidet – Une amélioration énorme par rapport à la Bidet française européenne

Une plus abordable et pratique des toilettes pour une hygiène, un confort et un nettoyage supérieur VANCOUVER, British Columbia, 20-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — « Il est temps d’être toujours propre », affirment les fondateurs de So-Kleen Innovations, et les membres de l’American Bidet … Read the full press release

STFC: Marine start-up AutoNaut developed unmanned surface vessel propelled entirely by the waves, with zero carbon emissions

SWINDON, 14-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Advances in ocean monitoring are providing more insights about our seas and environment than ever before, from marine life, to sea temperatures, pollution and weather. However data collection can be expensive – fuel, maintenance and manpower … Read the full press release

STFC: Higgs Centre for Innovation at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh now open for applications from start-ups

SWINDON, 13-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) flagship new business innovation centre – which will bring together the best of academia and industry – is now welcoming applications from start-up companies. The recently-completed Higgs Centre for Innovation at … Read the full press release

Agro Innovation Lab by BayWa AG and RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG: 265 start-ups from 61 countries applied to take part in the Acceleration Programme 2017

AIL Acceleration Programme of BayWa and RWA MUNICH, 12-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The five-month Acceleration Programme 2017 of the Agro Innovation Lab (AIL) ended yesterday evening with the Demo Days in Vienna. The six winning start-ups of this year’s round of … Read the full press release

London Stock Exchange Group’s SME support programme ELITE launches in Saudi Arabia

ELITE and Monsha’at (Saudi Small & Medium Enterprises Authority) partner to launch business support & capital raising programme in Saudi Arabia   First ELITE partnership in the Middle East, following launches in Brazil and China in 2017 Kingdom unveils first group … Read the full press release

RCH Group to Showcase Innovative Selling Solutions at EuroCIS

TREVISO, Italy, 05-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology plays a crucial role in the modern world of retail, affecting all areas of the sales cycle from inventory management right through to pricing and customer experience. EuroCIS is the leading trade fair for … Read the full press release

Dutch development bank FMO to support Argentina’s micro and small-to-medium sized enterprises (MSMEs)

THE HAGUE, 16-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Banco Comafi has received a US$20 million investment from the Dutch development bank FMO to support Argentina’s new business sector in line with pro-market reforms implemented by the country’s elected government. The bank is the first Argentinian lender … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU support Tunisian ‘micro-entrepreneurs’

Microcred loans benefit 1,000 micro-sized firms LONDON, 09-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Kawther Bedhiaf’s professional dream started when she was a child in the Tunisian countryside. “I grew up in a town called Hedra, close to the mountains. Being surrounded by beautiful nature inspired … Read the full press release

RCH Group Expands European Operations

Opens regional headquarters in Austria to support growing customer base Treviso, ITALY, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — RCH Group SpA, a provider of advanced point of sale systems for the retail, food and beverage, and the public administration sector, today announced the … Read the full press release

FMO, OFID and OeEB sign USD 67.5 million syndicated loan to Lebanon and Gulf Bank (LGB BANK) for SMEs

THE HAGUE, 02-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The three development banks signed a USD 67.5 million loan to Lebanon and Gulf Bank (LGB BANK). In addition to the USD 32.5 million provided by FMO, OFID (the OPEC Fund for International Development) … Read the full press release

EBRD finances a local bakery in Turkmenistan

Datly Sherbet to make biscuits and confectionery for local market and export LONDON, 29-Dec-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is continuing to finance small businesses in Turkmenistan, where the development of private enterprise is a focus of the Bank’s investment strategy, with … Read the full press release