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.



  • Franchising Forum
    21/09/2018 to 22/09/2018

    On 21-22 September, the Odessa Business Support Centre will be organising a ‘Franchising Forum’ for local SMEs, with the support of the EBRD as part of the EU4Business initiative.

  • From Work to Business
    21/09/2018 to 22/09/2018

    Every Friday and Saturday from 21 September until 10 November, the Khmelnytsky Business Support Centre will be hosting an eight-module training titled ‘From Work to Business’, held with the support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the EU4Business initiative.

    The organisers invite owners, top managers and managers of functional departments of SMEs to participate in the training.


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