As one of the world’s largest economies, the EU is the perfect place to start or scale up a business. The Single Market means that the EU is considered as one large area, so I just need to decide in which country or countries I would like to do business. Almost all European businesses are small or medium-sized and more than 9 in every 10 are micro-enterprises (with an annual turnover of less than €2 million). For that reason, EU policy is designed to help such businesses grow: it identifies and tackles the main problems they face, such as the time it takes to set up an enterprise. On top of this, the EU can give me what I need to get the very best out of my business idea – from finance to coaching, and from business networks to exchange schemes.