SMEs play an integral role on both the local and international level, and their ability to scale up successfully is critical to a healthy global economy. From financing options and strategic export to protecting cash flow, our e-book provides key information and practical tips to help SMEs grow in a sustainable, secure way.

Shoring up and safeguarding resources is critical to the success of any business. When it comes to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the stakes are even higher. As significant contributors to development, SMEs have a hand in shaping the global economic landscape. Creating an environment in which they can thrive is thus mutually beneficial.

They also play an integral role in the global economy, stimulating employment, productivity and competitiveness in emerging and developed markets alike. In the OECD area, SMEs account for more than half of employment, and between 50% and 60% of GDP.

600 million jobs needed in the next 15 years
SMEs currently create 4 out of 5 new jobs
99% of all European non-financial corporates are SMEs

In this video, discover:

  • Why financial information is key to successfully negotiating with your business partners
  • How to get the right information from your customers
  • And the importance of always having an up-to-date customer database

In this video, learn more about the importance of:

  • Knowing your customers well in order to mitigate the risks of non-payment
  • Negotiating your payment terms and conditions as fairly as possible
  • Sharing information throughout your company
Euler Hermes has been working for 100 years to help businesses meet their objectives for growth. We collect and analyse data from around the world to produce sector reports and risk ratings that can be used by our clients to guide their trading decisions. Sophisticated online tools make this data available to clients so that they can manage their own processes. We are committed to innovation in financial services and to supporting the communities around us, playing our part in achieving prosperity for all. Our offices around the world provide opportunities for people to realise their talents and build insurance careers with Euler Hermes and in Allianz.  Wherever you are based, get in touch with us to find out how we can work together and help businesses trade with confidence.