With the Mittelstandspakt Bayern, Bavarian SMEs have a strong common voice. 57 business organizations join forces under the leadership of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. On this website, you will find everything you need to know about entrepreneurial activities.
Under Mittelstandspakt, you will be introduced to the partners of the Mittelstandspakt, among others. These include chambers, associations and other organizations such as the Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft. You will also find an overview of the SME awards . They range from the Training Ace to BAYERNS BEST 50 and Erfolgreich. Family Friendly to the Innovation Award.
In addition, the portal provides information on financing options. Under the heading " Loans ", for example, you can find out interesting facts about discussions with banks, ratings and credit alternatives such as leasing and mezzanine finance. Also for the improvement of the own capital funds you find Tipps, like references to the participation capital. Furthermore, various funding opportunities are presented. These include consulting services, guarantees and regional funding.
In the Structural Change section, you can find out what support offers the Free State of Bavaria has to offer SMEs to meet current challenges, which are primarily due to digitization, demographic developments, climate change and changes in global competitive conditions. The measures range from the expansion of non-university research infrastructure and the promotion of networks and clusters to the support of company R&D projects as well as founders and start-ups. With measures such as the Digital Bonus or Handwerk Innovativ, the state government supports small and medium-sized enterprises in recognizing the potential of digitization for themselves, establishing new production processes and identifying corresponding business models. It also supports entrepreneurial commitment in the area of energy and climate. The measures range from the expansion of clean, renewable energies with a lot of added value and local acceptance to the promotion of innovative technologies. The package of measures for SMEs is extensive and ranges from consulting services to (research) funding and networking activities.
The recruitment of skilled workers and company succession are also of great importance for SMEs. The Free State of Bavaria supports SMEs in recruiting skilled workers together with business stakeholders through numerous regional and industry-specific initiatives. The generation change in companies is accompanied by numerous support programs and support measures of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, the chambers and other institutions. The portal offers further links and downloads as well as background information on these future challenges.
An additional information focus is on internationalization, because foreign trade and the settlement of companies from Germany and abroad are among the most important success factors for growth, prosperity and jobs in Bavaria. To enable SMEs to get to know international markets, the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs organizes business trips as part of its foreign trade promotion program and enables companies to participate in trade fairs abroad through the Bavarian Trade Fair Participation Program.
Other subsections are devoted to events and publications relating to SMEs.