The Chamber of Commerce Hamburg is to provide a free exchange to help SMEs find co-operating partners in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region, according to an announcement Wednesday (December 14).
Help with succession plan
Stephan Klatt-Wenderodt, a spokesman for the “SME Creation and Development” division at the Chamber of Commerce, said: “Thanks to a wide range of themes, the Chamber of Commerce’s co-operation exchange is suitable especially for firms and founders.” The platform covers issues such as customer service, personnel development, shareholdings and planning a successor.
Successor issues are becoming a challenge for senior managers in Germany despite the growing interest in take-overs. Klatt-Wenderodt added: “Universities and research institutes could also benefit from issues like research and development, production and manufacturing as well as distribution and marketing.”
Searching for fields of co-operation and sectors
Existing offers or searches can be found on www.hk-kooperationsbörse.de. The adverts can be filtered according to fields of co-operation and sectors. The platform is suitable for firms, founders, universities and research centres.