Management Support

The Association also plays an important activity to support the management of SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), having already provided consultancy and training services to around 3000 companies. Since 2008, APEMETA has also been the promoter of several Joint Training Projects – Action of SMEs, with the AEP – Business Association of Portugal and CCP – Confederation of Commerce and Services of Portugal as intermediary bodies. These projects aim to intensify the training of entrepreneurs and managers for the reorganization and improvement of management capacities, as well as of company workers, supported by themes associated with innovation and change. Through these initiatives, APEMETA has guaranteed the participating companies a formative intervention based on the realization of a diagnosis, which supports the formulation of an action plan and a final evaluation report that highlights the entire formative process.