This article looks at portals from the perspective of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and those concerned with the success of these firms. First, the importance of SMEs is discussed. Both governments and private firms want SMEs to succeed, and portals can assist. Following this is a discussion of portals and SMEs. How are portals used? Have there been successes and/or failures? Lessons are drawn from this section. The article ends with references and a list of terms.