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Takeover versus start-up

Around 2,300 companies in Hessen are handed over every year. At the 5th Succession Day of the Hessian advice centre for business founders and entrepreneurs "jumpp" and the Hessian Trade Association, Dr Rosemarie Kay gave a keynote speech on the challenges and opportunities of business transfers from…

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IfM Publications
Effectiveness of ERDF support measures

What affects the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)? How should an efficient SME policy be designed?

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Press release
Corona Year 2020: The construction industry had the highest number of insolvencies despite its boom

In 2020, the construction industry was the most affected by insolvencies. Although demand for construction was generally high in the pandemic year, most insolvencies were registered in this particular sector, followed by trade, hotels and restaurants, and providers of professional, scientific,…

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Quick return to the new "normal"

In the first weeks of the COVID-19-pandemic crisis, liquidity security represented the greatest challenge for Mittelstand companies from the point of view of business, science and economic policy.

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Press release
How the revival in the Mittelstand after the Corona crisis can succeed

In the past months of the pandemic, Mittelstand policy was primarily directed at mitigating the acute consequences for the self-employed and entrepreneurs to limit economic and social harm.

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Press release
How Mittelstand can emerge strengthened from the crisis

"Even if the acute problems of the Mittelstand currently predominate and an end to the pandemic is not yet in view, Mittelstand policy also keep the post-Corona period in mind. We should rather already be looking for ways to support companies in restarting their long-term business development," said…

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Different levels of pandemic impact in Mittelstand Enterprises

For more than a year, the Corona pandemic has posed a major challenge to Mittelstand businesses in Germany. However, companies are affected differently by the consequences of the pandemic: The majority of firms can operate largely unhindered as long as they adhere to a hygiene concept.

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2020: Pandemic had less impact on start-up behaviour in the commercial sector than expected

Start-up activity was less lively in the last year than in 2019, partly due to the reintroduction of compulsory master craftsmanship in some trades, partly due to the Corona pandemic.

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Income situation of the self-employed

Peter Kranzusch, Dr. Stefan Schneck and Hans-Jürgen Wolter presented the latest results on the "Income Situation of the Self-employed" in mid-March at the working group "The Work of the Self-Employed" of the German Sociological Association. The basis for this were evaluations with the Taxpayer Panel…

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External publications
More women in the MINT professions

How many women work in the MINT sector? What are the career opportunities for Young Women MINT Professionals (YWMP)? Answers to these questions are provided by the BMBF-funded research project MINTdabei as well as a five-part podcast series and a short YouTube film.

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