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.



  • Digital economy: SMEs on the way to automation
    21/05/2019 to 22/05/2019

    The Zaporizhia Business Support Centre is organising a two-day forum on 21-22 May on ‘Digital economy: SMEs on the way to automation’. The event is held with the support of the EBRD in the framework of the EU4Business initiative.

    Among the topics to be covered by the forum are:

  • Workshop on change management for consulting
    22/05/2019 to 23/05/2019

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) Advice for Small Businesses programmeis organising a four-day course in Yerevan on change management for consulting, as part of the EU4Business initiative. The course takes place on 17-18 April and 22-23 May.

    The course will be led by world-class expert in business consulting, author of bestseller and coach Janet P. Poot, providing Armenian management consultants to take part in a special interactive training programme, focused on developing practical skills for change management.


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