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.



  • Ukrainian Business Marathon
    17/02/2018 to 18/02/2018

    The Ukrainian Business Marathon takes place in Lviv on 17-18 February – a business event bringing together business owners, entrepreneurs, top managers, investors, start-ups and other participants to learn from leading experts in the field and improve their own business.

    The event programme consists of six sectors – ‘Psychology’, ‘Product’, ‘Financial Management and Planning’, ‘Marketing and Sales’, ‘Business Processes. Automatisation’ and ‘Team’.

  • how to elaborate a business plan
    21/02/2018 to 22/02/2018

    A two-day seminar on how to elaborate a business plan is taking place on 21-22 February in Minsk, organised by Belarusian Fund for Financial Support of Entrepreneurs.

    The seminar will enable participants to:

    - study the approach to the formation of business teams;

    - prepare a preliminary version of a commercial business idea;

    - develop a plan of measures and sample documents for the preparation of the annual business plan by the team method;

    - prepare and defend the presentation of the business idea;


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