All around the world there are different definitions for SMEs and classification of SMEs differs from one another.

Number of manpower, export, technology, employment, investment, production volume, sales volume, turnover and balance sheet are taken into account as indicators to define micro, small and medium enterprises.

Among the factors listed, number of employees and turnover are the most frequent ones and ISIPO applies the number of manpower only in manufacturing sector as follows:

Medium

Small

Micro

Measures

50-149

11-49

1-10

Number of  Employees