• Mastercard Launches Strive EU Innovation Fund to Empower Small Businesses & ESBA Joins Mastercard’s EU Small Business Council

    In an exciting development, Mastercard has announced the opening of applications for its Strive EU Innovation Fund. Unveiled at th...

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    February 21st, 2024

  • ESBA at the EU SME Assembly, Bilbao, 13 to 15 November 2023

    ESBA was well represented at this year’s EU SME Assembly in Bilbao as part of the European SME Week. by members In the photo...

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    November 14th, 2023

  • ESBA Responds to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union Address, and the SME Relief Package

    Brussels, 13 September 2023 — The European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) welcomes the pledge by Commission President Ursula von...

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    September 13th, 2023

  • Norman Mackel, 1934 to 2023

    It is with great sadness we report that our Hon President, Norman Mackel, died on Sunday, 16th July 2023, two days prior to his 90...

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    July 24th, 2023

  • ESBA future plans released ahead of 2024 Euro Elections

    ESBA President, David Caro, has launched the Alliance’s programme for the next twelve months at its recent annual meeting, which...

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    July 11th, 2023

  • Asian Restaurant Awards launch held in Scottish Parliament attended by ESBA, 31 May.

    Every seat was taken for the launch of the Asian Restaurant Awards 2023 Scotland held on the 31st May in the Holyrood Room at the ...

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    June 6th, 2023

  • ESBA visit to Gibraltar 15 to 17 May as part of our 25th Anniversary and was hosted by the Gibraltar Federation Small Businesses (GFSB), one of our founding members.

    At our Board during the morning of the 16th May. we confirmed the appointment of Andrew Cave as our new Secretary General. Andrew ...

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    June 3rd, 2023

  • ESBA appoints new Secretary General

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Cave, a highly respected policy communicator and seasoned campaigner, as ou...

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    May 31st, 2023

  • “Developing Advocacy and Representation Skills”

      Despite the WEGate Project having reached its end last year, with the WEGate Summit 2022 and the following High-Level Dinne...

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    January 23rd, 2023

  • Amazon Academy, wonderful evening with Amazon retailers

    A wonderful evening at the Amazon Acedemy wjth some great exhibits by SMEs using Amazon’s retail service. (L-R) are: Nicolos Fus...

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    December 6th, 2022

  • ESBA Networking Dinner highlights


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    December 4th, 2022

  • ESBA supports additional taxes for energy company excess profits


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    December 4th, 2022

  • Asian Curry Awards 2022 held

    David Caro, President European Small Business Alliance, speaking at the 2022 Asian Curry Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel,...

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    November 21st, 2022

  • UMU Awards in Berlin

    ESBA representatives attended the Annual Awards ceremony and dinner of our German member, UMU, Union Mittelstandischer Unternehmen...

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    November 14th, 2022

  • ESBA Board in Brussels

    Our first ‘in person’ Board meeting was held on the 18th October 2022 in Brussels since before COVID.  We set our 202...

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    October 18th, 2022

  • Meeting with Glas Poduzetnika, Croatia

    Good to catch up with colleagues from, Croatia, L-R, Hrvoie Bujas, President, Glas Poduzetnika and Branka Prišlic, Secretary Gene...

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    October 3rd, 2022

  • Welcome to the WEgate Summit

      #WEGetFinance: Invest in and with Women Entrepreneurs in Europe 17 October 2022 at the European Economic and Social Committ...

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    September 26th, 2022

  • ESBA Hon Treasurer, John Walker. returns to the EESC at Association of Former Members of the EESC

    Former member of the Employers’ Group at the EU Economic & Social Committee (EESC), John Walker attended the Association...

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    June 14th, 2022

  • SME Envoy Meeting in Luxembourg

    David Caro, ESBA President, was amongst the a group of fellow SME Envoys from the EU Member States and Brussels based SME organisa...

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    April 26th, 2022

  • Call for evidence on Good Practices in Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

    As the Project Lead for the WEgate Project, COSME Programme, ESBA is encouraging input on this call for evidence on Good Practices...

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    April 22nd, 2022

  • ESBA at Slovenia Chamber of Commerce. GZS with a presentation by David Caro, ESBA President

    ESBA was represented by David Caro, the organisation’s President, at the Annual Conference of the Slovenia Chamber of Commer...

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    April 12th, 2022

  • WEgate Toward strategic policy framework for women entrepreneurship

    By reshaping the women entrepreneurship support, we can improve the prospects for the future generations of women entrepreneurs an...

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    March 7th, 2022

  • ESBA attends the Launch of the 12th Asian Curry Awards at the House of Lords, Westminster, London.

    Launch of the 12th Asian Curry Awards 2022 at the House of Lord...

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    March 4th, 2022

  • New Effective Dispute Resolution Service (EDR): EUIPO online tool for SMEs

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic many SMEs across the EU, including those in the information and communication technology (ICT...

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    August 31st, 2020

  • Women Entrepreneurs in a COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 reality: challenges and recommendations

    On the 25th of June, WEgate launched the first-ever WEbarometer survey, designed to take stock of the challenges and needs of Wome...

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    July 31st, 2020

  • A digital and skill-centric approach to Europe’s recovery

    On the 18th of June, the European Commission published the long-awaited public consultation on the update of the Digital Educati...

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    June 30th, 2020

  • ESBA welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a major recovery plan

    ESBA welcomes the proposal of the Commission for a major recovery plan for Europe. The Next Generation EU instrument will be an ...

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    May 28th, 2020

  • Small Businesses need practical tools to increase their cyber resilience

    Small business entrepreneurs and the self-employed make up the backbone of the global economy as a crucial source of employment, i...

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    May 27th, 2020

  • ESBA’s ‘Payin7’ Campaign Gets Boost from EC and Slovenian Government

    David Caro, ESBA President, today welcomed support from both the European Commission and the government of Slovenia for ESBA̵...

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    May 5th, 2020

  • ESBA brings together Cybersecurity and SMEs experts in its first Webinar Series session

    On Monday 27th April, ESBA hosted the first edition of our new #ESBAwebinars series which was devoted to Cybersecurity and SMEs: A...

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    May 4th, 2020

  • ESBA welcomes the emergency response plan of the Eurogroup and its focus on SMEs

    The European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) warmly welcomes the decision of the Eurogroup to provide an emergency response plan of...

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    April 10th, 2020

  • Supporting SMEs in time of COVID

    2020 started off as the year where the European Union welcomed a new leadership and with it, a new long list of political ambition...

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    April 8th, 2020

  • A strategy for SMEs to become sustainable

    On the 10th of March 2020, the European Commission published the new SME Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe, which aims...

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    March 11th, 2020

  • ESBA attends meeting with Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis

    On the 6th of March 2020, ahead of the publication of the upcoming Industrial and SME Strategies, the European Small Business Alli...

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    March 10th, 2020

  • The WEgate 2020 project officially kicks off

    On the 13th of February, the WEgate 2020 project officially kicked off. ESBA, together with its consortium partners Business Angel...

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    February 26th, 2020

  • ESBA: New Brand. New Direction

    On Wednesday, 22 January, at the Museum of Musical Instruments in Brussels,  the culmination of six month’s hard work by the ES...

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    February 13th, 2020

  • ESBA consortium wins contract to reinvigorate WEgate, the EC platform for women entrepreneurs

    Today the European Commission announced that the European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) won the contract to reinvigorate WEgate, ...

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    November 26th, 2019

  • Speech by ESBA President David Caro on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of UPEE on “Challenges to the development of EU Industrial Relations”

    On Thursday the 20th of November 2019, ESBA President David Caro gave a speech on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of ESBA Mem...

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    November 22nd, 2019

  • Early Warning Europe helped more than 3,000 entrepreneurs avoid bankruptcy by making their businesses financially sustainable

    The achievements of Early Warning Europe were presented at a conference held today in Brussels, where EU decision-makers learned a...

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    November 14th, 2019

  • ESBA at the German Elite SME Award 2019

    ESBA travelled to Frankfurt on the 17th of October 2019 to attend the ceremony of the German Elite SME Award 2019 – a prestigiou...

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    October 23rd, 2019

  • ESBA chairs workshop at Early Warning Europe Mentor’s Day in Brussels

    On the 10th of October 2019, ESBA organised the Early Warning Europe (EWE) Mentor’s Day in Brussels which gathered over 40 mento...

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    October 17th, 2019

  • ESBA treasurer at Brexit Panel in Poland

    ESBA Treasurer, John Walker, in his role as a UK member on the EU Economic & Social Committee, participated in a Brexit panel ...

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    October 1st, 2019

  • ESBA announces new partnership with LOW

    ESBA is delighted to announce a new partnership with LOW Associates Brussels (LOW), which has taken over management of ESBA’s...

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    August 22nd, 2019

  • ESBA president at the SME Envoy Meeting

    ESBA president, David Caro attend the meeting SME Envoy meeting on the 28th of June. He also had the occasion to present ESBA pr...

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    July 12th, 2019