Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU’s Eastern Partnership region have the potential to create jobs and drive economic growth. Obstacles such as limited access to finance, burdensome legislation and difficulties entering new markets are hindering their progress. The European Union’s EU4Business breaks down these barriers with finance, support and training to help small businesses realise their full potential. EU4Business support is delivered together with other organisations such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank.



  • Managing a Consulting Business
    26/06/2018 to 28/06/2018

    A three-day training course for business consultants on ‘Managing a Consulting Business’ will take place in Tbilisi on 26-28 June, organised by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as part of the EU4Business initiative.

    The deadline for applications to take part is 20 June.

  • National SME Development Forum 2018

    More than 500 SMEs, business support organisations, as well as representatives from government, the international donor community and financial institutions, will gather for the National SME Development Forum 2018 in Kyiv on 26 June, making it the biggest national event spearheading the development and growth of SMEs in Ukraine.

    The Forum is organised by the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the EU4Business FORBIZ.


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