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.



  • effective sales in the face of sharp competition
    22/05/2018 to 25/05/2018

    Sales managers are invited to sign up for a training on ‘effective sales in the face of sharp competition’, organised from 22-25 May by the Zaporizhzhia Business Support Centre with support from the EBRD under the EU4Business initiative.

    The deadline for registration is 16 May.

    The training will increase the efficiency of SMEs’ sales managers, providing them with new knowledge, technologies and advanced methods to increase the volume of sales in a highly competitive environment.

  • Kyiv Furniture Summit

    A major event is taking place for SMEs in the furniture business in Kyiv on 23 May, organised by the EBRD and the EU4Business initiative. The ‘Kyiv Furniture Summit’ promises “major opportunities for the Ukrainian furniture business", highlighting three key aspects - development, production, export. 

    The event will see the presentation of the ‘Roadmap for the development of the Ukrainian furniture sector’, which includes a general strategy for the development of the industry and provides practical answers to the following questions:


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