Overview:

Small entrepreneurship (SME) is the cornerstone of the existence of a state. When we extend the definition of SME to cross-border county enterprises, then based on information from TNS Emor, 98% of South Estonian enterprises (total sample of 9783 enterprises) and 94% of North Latvian enterprises (total sample of 5479 enterprises) fall in the category of small enterprises with less than 50 employees (TNS Emor, 2012). It is noteworthy that in the Estonian sample 38% of the companies have just one employee, while in Latvia the indicator is 7% (TNS Emor, 2012). The total number of SMEs in Estonia and European countries is similar, accounting for almost 97% of all active enterprises (SBA, 2016). Entrepreneurship has a major role in the industrial society on which the social and economic development of a state depends.

Cross-border companies need practical and relevant B2B matchmaking. Interested companies will be prepared and actual cooperation is facilitated. Project partners will make backround check and detailed action plan according to SMEĀ“s needs. 

It is very important to promote possibilites of each countries, to make them attractive for starting partnership and exchange of ideas, to start traiding or joint-venture with interested companies.