30 November, 2021

Malta Business Bureau and European partners launch SME knowledge hub to empower entrepreneurs


At a recent conference, the Malta Business Bureau (MBB) officially launched an online SME Hub to help strengthen the financial and digital skills of microentrepreneurs and enable them to
widen their networks and internationalise. The event was organised as part of DIFME – an Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliances Project led by MBB with the participation of the University of Malta’s Edward de
Bono Institute and other European partners.

In her opening address, MBB President Alison Mizzi said, “We have seen the digital transformation of the workplace outpacing educational institutions as well as the labour market itself, leading to skills
shortages in several sectors. For this reason, the EU must continue facilitating cooperation among Member States’ authorities and educational institutions and the private sector to address key challenges by microenterprises.”

The SME Hub serves as an open repository of solutions for entrepreneurs. Through collaborations between the DIFME project partners, practical information was collated and made accessible to
entrepreneurs operating across different industries, including information on doing business in Malta, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, and the Netherlands, relating to government agencies,
banking sphere and assistance programmes, among others.

Commenting on this, MBB Project Manager Marika Huber stated, “Whether you are kicking off your enterprise or scaling up, the SME Hub will provide you with the tools and resources you need to make
informed decisions regarding your financial and internationalisation well-being now and in the future.”

The hybrid conference was also addressed by Roberta Metsola, First Vice-President of the European Parliament and Josianne Cutajar, Member of the European Parliament. Dr Metsola explained the
European Parliament’s work on boosting entrepreneurship and facilitating investment and trade by pushing the development of better SME financing tools and generating greater business
opportunities. On her part, Dr Cutajar put emphasis on the challenges faced by microenterprises in island states like Malta, whilst also highlighting the critical role of funding and access to finance in
helping microentrepreneurs get equipped with the skills they need to cope with the twin transition and the structural challenges they face.

At the end of the conference, the DIFME project partners signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, thus confirming their intention to develop further activities and maximise on the outputs achieved
throughout the last three years of project implementation.

All News

View All

23 February, 2024

Business representatives call on differentiating between late payments...

...

Learn More
21 February, 2024

TradeMalta assists local companies to showcase their culinary delights...

...

Learn More
09 February, 2024

Malta Business Bureau Reacts to 2040 EU Climate Target Recommendation...

...

Learn More
09 February, 2024

Geo-political tensions persist, but low public debt and high bank liqu...

...

Learn More

All News

View All

Chamber News

23 February, 2024

Business representatives call on differentiating between late payments...

...

Learn More

Chamber News

23 February, 2024

Forging Economic Bridges: Inaugural Meeting of Maltese-Turkish Busines...

...

Learn More

Chamber News

21 February, 2024

TradeMalta assists local companies to showcase their culinary delights...

...

Learn More

Chamber News

09 February, 2024

Malta Business Bureau Reacts to 2040 EU Climate Target Recommendation...

...

Learn More

upcoming events

View All

Upcoming Events

27 February, 2024

Workshop: Employees wellbeing and engagement

...

Learn More

Upcoming Events

04 March, 2024

Online Info Session: Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

...

Learn More

Upcoming Events

06 March, 2024

What's Trending - Social Media in Malta

...

Learn More

Upcoming Events

12 March, 2024

Info Session on Sustainability Support

...

Learn More

upcoming events

View All

27 Feb
upcoming event 27 February, 2024, 08:30 AM

Workshop: Employees wellbeing and engagement

Learn More
04 Mar
upcoming event 04 March, 2024, 10:30 AM

Online Info Session: Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

Learn More
06 Mar
upcoming event 06 March, 2024, 08:30 AM

What's Trending - Social Media in Malta

Learn More
12 Mar
upcoming event 12 March, 2024, 08:30 AM

Info Session on Sustainability Support

Learn More
20 Mar
upcoming event 20 March, 2024, 05:30 PM

Annual General Meeting 2024

Learn More