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.



  • 20/09/2017

    Attend the international conference, “Development of the Regional Food Industry for the Internal Market and Export” in Mykolaiv on 20 September 2017.

    Organised by the Mykolaiv Business Support Center, the conference will provide business people with a unique opportunity to meet leading international experts on European and international export markets.
    You will also have the chance to learn about food industry development in international markets, as well as get acquainted with modern and best practices used to export to EU markets.

  • Helping entrepreneurs to understand the rules to set up business in various sectors of activity in Ukraine

    How long does it take to start up a taxi service? How do you open a charging station for electric cars? How long will it take to obtain permissions for a kindergarten? Typically, Ukrainian entrepreneurs struggle to answer these questions on their own. But on September 20, the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BRDO), set-up under EU4Business, will bring together the government officials who devise the rules for business, and the entrepreneurs who have to follow them.


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