SMEs create jobs, spur innovation and underpin growth across the economy, but also face challenges in successfully adopting and using digital technologies.
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SMEs and young firms create a disproportionate number of jobs relative to their size and they underpin economic growth. Digital tools can help SMEs develop more efficient business processes and diverse product lines, as well as scale up and internationalise. But smaller, younger firms may face barriers to adopting new business models, investing in key technologies or developing the skills to use them. To help SMEs overcome barriers to the use of advanced digital tools, policies should foster ICT investment, skills development and business dynamism. Explore the Going Digital indicators relevant to SMEs, and dive deeper by reading related publications, browsing policy guidance and discovering more related indicators below.

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