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The European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) is expanding its partnership with ProCredit Bank Ukraine by providing a new local currency loan for the equivalent of US$10 million in Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH), with a focus on farmers and agricultural businesses . The new facility will support ProCredit Bank Ukraine to increase its outreach and scale with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in rural...
Kyiv City Council has approved a programme for compensation of 50% of interest rates charged on loans to small and medium enterprises in the city. The interest compensation will be provided by the Kyiv City State Administration (KCSA) in the framework of the EU4Business SME Finance Facility in Ukraine implemented by the German development bank KfW . Thanks to the initiative, entrepreneurs in Kyiv...
The Business Support Centre in Lviv is inviting businesses to take part in a survey on the current state of the Ukrainian industrial design market, as part of an analytical study being conducted with the support of the European Bank for Research and Development (EBRD) within the framework of the EU4Business initiative. The results of the study will be presented during the Creative Economy Days in...
More than 150 people took part in the two-day AgroVin 2017 agricultural forum, organised by the Vinnytsya Business Support Centre in the framework of the EU4Business initiative. Participants went away with a wealth of new ideas, contacts and good impressions. On the first day of the forum, participants had an opportunity to learn about state and international agribusiness support programmes...
More than 50 participants from businesses across southern Ukraine attended a conference on energy saving solutions for business, organised by the Mykolaiv Business Support Centre, with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the EU4Business initiative. The conference on ‘Practical Implementation of Alternative Energy and Energy Saving Technologies in Business’ took...
Course materials from the EU4Business export training in Rivne
Entrepreneurs representing 14 companies from seven regions of Ukraine recently took part in an EU4Business training on how to start an export business, organised by the Business Support Centre in Rivne. Ukrainian entrepreneurs are increasingly confident in international markets, but SMEs still have many legitimate and unjustified barriers in their export activities. In order for local business to...
Businesses and exporters in the Mikolayiv area of Ukraine took part in a comprehensive training on ‘Export practices and procedures for new exporters’ organised on 2-3 October by the Business Support Centre of Mykolayiv with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the EU4Business initiative. For the first time in Mykolayiv, business representatives had the...
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The German-Ukrainian Fund (GUF) and KredoBank signed an agreement today, 11 October 2017, on providing UAH 100 million in loans to Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). According to the agreement, KredoBank will provide credit at the level of around 15% per annum in hryvnias. The deal is part of the SME Promotion Programme funded by the German government through the German State...
The first part of a ‘Going Digital’ training for women entrepreneurs and managers has been held by the Business Support Centre in Chernihiv, organised by EU4Business and implemented by the European bank for Reconstruction and Development . Participants in pursuit of personal development received a powerful boost from trainer Roman Gavrysh, who is the managing partner of the leading digital...
Caption: The conference on food exports was held at the Mykolaiv Business Support Centre
More than 65 businesses and stakeholders from the Mykolayiv, Kherson, Odesa and Kyiv regions of Ukraine recently attended an EU4Business conference on standards and export potential for the food industry, a unique opportunity to meet leading international export experts, learn about opportunities for development in their industry, and get acquainted with best practices for entering the EU markets...