“SMEs should seriously consider growing beyond Malta’s shores in order to develop their businesses further, test new markets and differentiate themselves from their competition. Malta’s minute market quickly becomes a limitation on a great idea, so SMEs are encouraged to consider solutions such as E-commerce, in order to grow to their full potential” said Lino Mintoff Head of Projects and Internationalisation at the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise & Industry as he was addressing this year’s edition of the Single Market Forum 2018/19 which was held on 19th April.
Hosted by the European Commission, the Single Market Forum (SIMFO) is an annual initiative where citizens, businesses and EU policy-makers assess the implementation of the Single Market. The event allows stakeholders and the public to share their experience in practice and to discuss their policy recommendations for the future.
During the event, the Malta Chamber, as part of the consortium running the Enterprise Europe Network in Malta, launched an E-commerce guide which has the objective to support businesses looking to develop their business online and help SMEs expand their business into other European markets via online channels and become more competitive.
The tool-kit which is available to all businesses in Malta, gives practical insights on the E-commerce market in the European Union, how to start selling online, options of E-commerce solutions with concrete examples as well as country fact-sheets with market characteristics and tips for implementation.
The E-commerce guide can be accessed via this link.
A break-out session led by Mr Rodolphe Soulard, Manager of Enterprise Europe Network team in Manchester, discussed the actual content of the e-commerce guide as well as practical examples.