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All enterprises, during the course of their existence, may find themselves confronted with a particular problem for which they will have to call upon outside aid. In the case of a large enterprise, structured into different sectors of activity and having specialised middle managerial staff, it may be possible for this problem to be taken on by a team, without necessarily disrupting the entire functioning of the entity. The context of a Very Small Enterprise (VSE) is entirely different : contrary to certain generally accepted ideas, the VSE is not the miniature replica of a large enterprise; it does not have either the latter's structures or its means. It is therefore impossible to apply the same methods to it. Nevertheless, VSEs, like all enterprises, can have need of business advice, e.g. for conducting unfamiliar activities, resolving an urgent problem, facing up to a work overload.
||Description for the types of business advice and support services provided to small enterprises in Europe