Katarína Belanová
University of Economics in Bratislava, 1 Dolnozemská Street, 852 35 Bratislava, Slovakia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.2019.71
3rd International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2019 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Ljubljana – Slovenia, March 28, 2019, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; Faculty of Management Koper, Slovenia; Doba Business School – Maribor, Slovenia; Integrated Business Faculty –  Skopje, Macedonia; Faculty of Management – Zajecar, Serbia, ISBN 978-86-80194-17-2, ISSN 2683-4510


Small and medium-sized enterprises are a key segment of the business sector in Slovakia, as well as the backbone of the economy and the basis for the country’s competitiveness. A favorable business environment and the provision of appropriate forms of support is an important prerequisite
for the successful development of small and medium-sized enterprises because they usually have limited financial sources and significantly higher sensitivity to the existence of different barriers in business compared to large enterprises. Under the conditions of Slovakia, a number of support measures have been implemented, which direct or indirect aim is to support small and medium-sized enterprises. The aim of the article is to evaluate support programmes for SMEs in the SR and to propose measures to improve the support system.


Small and medium – sized enterprises, public support programmes, bank loans


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