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SME WEEK 251018Over 200 enterprise owners met this morning for the 2019 edition of GRTU Malta Chambers of SME’s successful event - The SME Conference: Year in Review, co-hosted by Business First.

Opening the conference, the Honorable Minister Chris Cardona said that “SMEs are our country’s biggest generator for jobs and prosperity. Listening to our businesses’ needs and outlooks is essential for us to create meaningful change and adopt accordingly. GRTU is helping us do that. Our collaboration has undoubtedly benefited our local business and economy greatly”.

This year’s conference focused on economic growth and the results of the GRTU study on the subject were published during the event. 

GRTU President, Mr Paul Abela stated that “Our economy is doing very well and the figures are testament of this. When looking deeper however one finds that not all businesses are experiencing it in the same way. It is our duty and that of our policy makers to understand what is happening on the ground and make sure that the distribution of wealth is reaching all our economic sectors.”

Presentations :

GRTU SME Week Survey
Jobs Plus Workshop Presentation
MCA Workshop Presentation
MSD Workshop Presentation
Revolut Workshop Presentation
Claudine Attard Presentation

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Budget2019finalDan il-baġit se jolqot b'mod pożittiv lin-negozji żgħar u medji għal erba' punti prinċipali:

  1. Jogħlew il-pagi u l-benefiċċji, allura flus fil-but li se jiġġeneraw aktar negozju.
  2. Persuna self-employed li n-negozju tagħha jfalli u tispiċċa bla xogħol issa se tkun tista' tibda tieħu l-benefiċċji li jieħdu l-ħaddiema bla xogħol.
  3. Li, kif ipproponiet il-GRTU, il-baġit żied is-sussidju biex in-negozjant iż-żgħir ikun jista' jew tista' jkollha pensjoni oħra u b'hekk ikollu żewġ pensjonijiet u futur aħjar.
  4. Tkun estiża l-iskema li meta persuna tgħaddi n-negozji tagħha lil uliedha se tkun qed tiffranka somom konsiderevoli f'taxxa tal-boll minn 5% għal 1.5%

 

 

 

 

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jggThe President, the Executive Council and the local business community mourns the loss of Mr. Joseph G. Grech who was the President of the Gozo Chamber of Commerce for a number of years. Many of GRTU's councilors have worked closely with Mr. Grech on various fora and have always found him obliging and willing to help with enthusiasm and zest.

Mr. Grech has represented the Gozo business community on prestigious boards such as the MCESD, MEUSAC and the Enterprise Consultative Council amongst others. Members of GRTU's Executive Council have always spoken highly of Mr. Grech and his contribution to the discussions on various subjects. Mr. Grech was an example to others in the way that he was always well prepared for every meeting.

We offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Grech's Family.

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file 1Revolut, the fastest growing FinTech in Europe, which officially launched in Malta in September providing advanced and more affordable digital banking alternatives is the banking of choice for GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs.  

Revolut will be providing GRTU members with an exclusive 3 month free subscription. It is estimated that this incentive will potentially reach close to € 1 Million in value for 7,000 companies based in Malta

GRTU believes in the principles Revolut stands by and is a welcome breath of fresh air as a digital banking alternative. GRTU has been fighting and arguing against exorbitant and hidden fees and expensive access to finance. Revolut so far have provided a very good first step and we are excited to continue working together and developing new products for the needs of our members. It is high time that Maltese businesses are charged a straightforward cost that is not percentage based and does not include exorbitant costs, hidden profits or fees.

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