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PEP is an online directory showcasing all small and independent businesses in Portugal.

It’s very simple. You can read the mission statement here, but essentially we want people to find, connect and support small businesses. You can add your business by filling out this form. Our volunteer team will review your information within 12-24 hours.

Anyone that has a small, independent or family-owned business in Portugal that doesn’t support violent, political, religious or sexual connotations and services. The business can have a physical storefront or be online. Your business could sell professional services like marketing or legal help, or artisanal goods and products such as food, clothing or gifts.

We do not accept large national or international chains or franchise businesses.

Yes, adding your business is free. To support our mission we are asking for donations. We will offer more premium options in the near future too.

This website is a free tool to promote and showcase your company. It is not essential to donate, but once your business is approved we will send a link to our donation button. Your donation supports the work that goes on behind-the-scenes here to upkeep the website and market the platform. If you can donate, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, If you don’t wish to donate, no problem – enjoy the experience!

Yes! You can send some love to your favourite local businesses by leaving them a review. Unlike other websites, this is a positive space and so we only accept positive or reviews with constructive criticism. This is a place to build each other up and we don’t tolerate people who post nasty things on purpose.

Sponsorship, advertising, banners, premium membership, partnerships and collaborations are all things we plan to add in the near future to make this platform more sustainable.

Right now every small business can create a profile and listing on PEP for free, and soon we will also offer paid premium options for those that want more too. Please sign up to the newsletter for updates or reach out if you want to work together!

Of course! Just email us at ola@pequenasempresasportugal.com with the subject line “partners” and we’ll send you all the information.

Bartering is an exchange of goods or services without money. For example, if you sell lemonade and another business designs logos, you could agree to trade your amazing lemonade for a snazzy new logo. If you are open to bartering – just add the service you’d like to offer in the box on the business submission form.

Yes, of course. In the coming future we are going to implement new ways for people to advertise. Please sign up to our newsletter for more updates.

Absolutely not. We take privacy very seriously and you can view our official privacy policy and terms and conditions here.

At the moment the website is only in English. This gives the chance for the majority of people to find and connect with small businesses around Portugal. But no worries, soon also the Portuguese version will be available.

We love to meet & interview business owners all around Portugal. Every month we select a few businesses to interview. Send us an email, with all your information and we’ll be happy to consider it for our next editions.

Send us an email at ola@pequenasempresasportugal.com and we’ll be happy to add it.