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.



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    The German city of Hamburg hosts the German-Georgian Business Forum on 18 October, with the Georgian delegation led by the Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Nino Javakhadze.

    The Forum will bring together senior Georgian officials, business leaders from Georgia and Germany, as well as representatives of credit and finance institutions, including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).


    The Forum will involve B2B meetings between Georgian and German companies from the following sectors:

  • Women entrepreneurs will hear about financial support available to them at the Business4Women forum in Mariupol, Ukraine, on 18-19 October 2017.
    18/10/2017 to 19/10/2017

    Find out about financial support available to women entrepreneurs in Ukraine at a Business4Women forum in Mariupol on 18-19 October.

    The forum is being organised under the EU4Business initiative by the Kramatorsk Business Support Center, with the participation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Donetsk Chamber of Commerce.


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