Based in Alsace and part of the Outils Wolf group, Etesia is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of ride-on lawn mowers, providing green space maintenance services to some of Europe’s leading capital cities and a number of other major cities. The group’s Marketing and Communication Manager Jean-François Hoerlé explains how the Internet has become unavoidable for developing the company’s export activity.
Yes, small and medium-sized enterprises export! But to do so, they face a lot more difficulties than large corporations. Manon Enjolras of the ERPI laboratory (Équipe de Recherche sur les Processus Innovatifs – Research Team on Innovative Processes), at the University of Lorraine, presents her PhD thesis to us: a tool for evaluating the ability of SMEs to innovate and export based on a twofold innovation/export skills assessment. Available in cartoon and video format!
All too often, French SMEs are not sufficiently present in the EU’s economic area, whether in terms of business opportunities for their products, or the search for suppliers and subcontractors. Such are the findings of a white paper produced by the SVP group on the internationalisation of French SMEs, along with other advice on how to achieve international success. Read on…
With some 143 million consumers, Russia represents a highly promising market for European SMEs. In this article, Vladimir Kisselev, market expert on Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) for the Salvéo Group, which specialises in international support, gives three reasons why to go, and three mistakes to avoid.
Among the crowdfunding platforms currently in operation, those dedicated to crowdlending (also referred to as peer-to-peer lending) are booming right now, especially for businesses. Here we take stock of the various European and French platforms that you can use to finance your development.
Europages has just launched a new online Request For Quote service, available in English and French. Requests received are examined by the B2B site’s moderating team, then forwarded to a selection of Europages member companies. Read on.
According to a number of surveys conducted in Europe, translating your website into the language of your customers and/or suppliers is key to arousing interest and triggering actual purchases. This is valid even if Europeans often speak more than one language. Read on.
According to a study by Euler Hermes on risk development in 18 economic sectors across 72 different countries in 2015, Europe is the only geographic region to offer positive results in an otherwise gloomy economic environment. Details of the study by sector and by region.
After three years of difficulties, Europe’s furniture industry has finally returned to growth, with a favourable outlook for 2016. While the industry clearly faces competition from Asia with its significantly lower labour costs, it still has some cards up its sleeve. Update on a rapidly changing sector.
Europe (EU28) represents 60% of the world’s wine production, with three dominant countries, namely Italy, France and Spain. Faced with wine consumption levels that have dropped off in Europe, these three countries have adopted different strategies to effectively compete with new wine-producing countries and target the booming Chinese market. Read on.