Small Business Act

The Small Business Act (SBA) was adopted in June 2008, recognising the central role of microenterprises and SMEs with regard to the promotion of growth, innovation, social inclusion and employment in the European economy.

At the core of the SBA lies the “Think Small First” principle which places SMEs at the forefront of policy-making and tries to ensure that new regulation does not add burdens to enterprises. EBC veils for a continuous and appropriate application of the SBA to steer the drafting and implementation of policies to benefit SMEs both at EU and national level.


  • SME definition: EBC considers the definition as still fit for purpose and asks for more support for micro enterprises and craftsmen - - Read more  
  • Smart standardisation for SMEs - - Read more  
  • EBC highlights the key political issues for construction SMEs with DG GROW’s new SME policy Director - - Read more  
  • EC Work Programme 2015: positive simplification efforts - - Read more  
  • The future of the Small Business Act - - Read more  
  • DG Entr Director General Daniel Calleja discusses with construction SMEs - - Read more  
  • Construction SMEs ask for more commitment of the Parliament in the SBA - - Read more  
  • Reply to the consultation on the top 10 most burdensome acts for SMEs - - Read more  
  • Construction SMEs call for a quick implementation of the Small Business Act - - Read more