About us

BVMW - The German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses

BVMW - The German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses

The BVMW is a politically independent association which caters for all commercial branches and professions, and represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses in politics, with administrative authorities, with trade unions and with major companies

The association philosophy is supported by four pillars.

1.       The political lobby in Germany

Only as a strong solidarity community can small and medium-sized enterprises influence the economic policy framework.

Together with our co-operation partner associations, we represent more than 270,000 businesses with about 9 million employees.


2.      The personal touch

A network of over 300 regional and local offices in Germany offers a personal service to members. Besides competent specialists willing to help on the spot, there are central databases of more than 1,000 qualified consultants and experts, with hotlines on economic, financial and legal topics to assist you in your business decisions.

3.      Public relations work

The BVMW provides its members with a platform for public relations work. With more than 2000 conferences and seminars each year, the BVMW offers its members excellent opportunities to acquire information, as well as to establish and expand business contacts.

4.      Practice-oriented information

Innovative services support the company's management. In the problem-solving of legal and business questions, fast and competent help is provided.

With the procurement of information for economic activities abroad concrete support is provided.

The BVMW wants to improve the economic policy framework for small and medium-sized enterprises in Germany. The "Political Principle Program" informs you about BVMW's positions, demands and solutions for the strengthening of Germany as a business location.


-concentrates the power of small and medium-sized business

-fights for an improved economic and political framework at national as well as at regional and local levels

-influences legal Bills and regulations

-creates a platform for the opinions of small and medium-sized businesses


As a protection and self-help organization, BVMW offers comprehensive services at local, regional, national and international level.