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Business model innovation: How SMEs succeed

The strong Swiss franc and increasing competition pose challenges for Swiss small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). How can they maintain their competitiveness? A survey among more than 150 Swiss exporting SMEs with four example stories and expert commentary by Tamara Carleton, Innovation Specialist from Silicon Valley, provides insights.

Looking into the future: new business models for SMEs

79 percent believe that in coming years, their business models will no longer work like they do today. Many SMEs are currently proving that it’s possible to develop innovative business models with few resources. Four of the companies included in S-GE’s survey, Elite Beds SA, Ifolor AG, Berlinger AG and Berhalter AG, demonstrate such an approach. Tamara Carleton is convinced that SMEs are very well positioned to become innovation leaders for business models.

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