Best Practice

Good practices are a coherent set of actions, in a particular context, that have worked well or excellently, and these good practices are expected to work in similar contexts with similar results. Systematized good practices allow us to learn from the experiences and learning of others, and apply them more broadly.

From EUROSMES net, a set of good practices, developed by other European SMEs in the different functional areas of the enterprises—with a particular emphasis on the area of Foreign Promotion—, have been compiled and made available to the SMEs.

Connecting skills and ideas: Czech know-how meets British design

London designer Jim Rokos has very specific needs when it comes to glass manufacturing. He has found his perfect match deep in the Giant Mountains of Bohemia, Czech Republic, thanks to the vast reach of the Enterprise Europe Network.

Acclaimed industrial designer Jim Rokos was looking for a glass factory able to provide high-quality production at competitive rates for a small number of pieces.


Innovation hotspot helps Spanish agribusiness go global

A small Spanish firm specialising in agricultural machinery has found the recipe for international success. Thanks to strategic support provided by an innovation cluster, its export sales have jumped.

The cluster in Lerida, Catalonia, provides targeted support to businesses thanks to its team of consultants, academics and engineers.


Polish firm finds right chemistry thanks to EU-backed cash injection

A business providing chemical analyses for the pharmaceutical industry shot to the top 10 of Polish micro-enterprises thanks to a crucial EU loan guarantee..

In 2012, the management of Analytical R&D, a small Polish firm with headquarters in Łódź, decided to invest in state-of-the-art chemical analysis machinery to strengthen its competitiveness.


EU start-up cash triggers growth for Slovenian social business

A Slovenian social business employing people with disabilities has jumpstarted and diversified thanks to an EU grant.

Dubrovita Plus, a Ljubljana social enterprise, has been able to provide long-term employment to people with disabilities and reached a turnover of 750 000 euros in 2012. The company, which offers a broad range of services from landscape gardening to cleaning, has been diversifying its services in order to meet market requirements and boost competitiveness.


Bike business reaches cruising speed thanks to Erasmus exchange

An EU programme for entrepreneurs enabled small business owners in Lithuania to expand a bike shop into a flourishing courier business.


Renewal for Bulgarian clean tech business

A renewable energy training course has enabled a Bulgarian entrepreneur to grow, diversify and internationalise his business.


From old tyres to noise barriers: a new spin on recycling

An EU grant has enabled a Croatian project team to develop eco-friendly noise barriers using recycled tyres.The activity of a local small business was boosted.


New materials for bedding and bedclothes

EU-funded researchers have developed scented mattresses with built-in heating and cooling functions, all meant to improve the quality of sleep. And they are moving these new products to market.


German tech company increases revenue in China thanks to IPR helpdesk

Lauterbach, líder mundial en herramientas de depuración para teléfonos móviles, ha protegido con éxito su propiedad intelectual en China gracias al asesoramiento recibido a través del Mostrador de información sobre los Derechos de Propiedad Industrial e Intelectual (DPI) en China para las PYME financiado por la UE. Resultado: un aumento de los ingresos.


EU grant enables massive growth for Romanian bakery

Prospero Bakery in Timișoara, Romania, turned to the Enterprise Europe Network for expert advice on how to finance their expansion plans. As a result, the family business has grown exponentially.



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