Smebox AB was founded 1999 based on the ”IT-SMEltery” – product.
SMEBOX AB is a Toolbox for SMEs. Gathering, developing and sharing methods, tools, training programs and projects specially designed for the small enterprises start-up, development and sustainability, is the core business.
The objectives to deliver ”Inspiration – Knowledge – Development” to small- and mediumsized companies have from start been very clear.
Among other things the event ”Smebox-day” was initiated to gather project-managers and stakeholders from the whole of Sweden dealing with SME-projects.
Smebox has also organised similar conferences and seminars on behalf of other organisations – eg. Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth and others.
”The Ship of Entrepreneurs” was born in cooperation with Swedish Federation of Business Owners and gathered participants from all over Sweden for the annual trip during a period of 5 years
SmeAcademy is another example on a hiving of ”Smebox-day”. SmeAcademy is a network for the Knowledgo FOR and ABOUT SME- companies and the entrepreneurs in them.
The members are from a wide range of private and public organisations in mostly Sweden and Europe and some from outside Europe, as a result of an increased focus on international coorporation.
Since the start of Smebox there is also been a concept growing called ”The Trip of Inspiration”. It´s a package of Inspireing and Developing Knowledgetrips for SME-owners.
The market have from start been the Swedish companies but are now slowely moving to other markets as well. For the time beeing ”The Trip of Inspiration” is focusing Middle East as a market and Bierut as a hub for international business.
Smebox has and is participating in a number of transnational projects – many with the EU-perspective. Some to be mentioned here: