Success stories

tulips
With funding from the European Union under the EU4Business initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped Nakhodka Polesya, a tulip farm in Belarus, automate business processes and optimise their operating expenses and reporting time. The EBRD helped Nakhodka Polesya, a tulip farm, introduce an IT-solution for automating business process management, enabling them...
Orange pipes for fibre optic connection ADSL users.
With funding from the European Union, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped Mechatronics, a telematics producer from Belarus, to enhance the effectiveness of their business processes, optimise the organisational structure and increase labour productivity by 34% per year. The EBRD helped Mechatronics, a producer of equipment for fuel level and consumption control from...
With funding from the European Union under the EU4Business initiative and Sweden, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped Gofrobum, a woman-led manufacturer of paper and corrugated packaging from Belarus, to redevelop the company’s website and increase their client base by 39%. The EBRD helped Gofrobum redevelop its website and broaden the scope of their marketing...
Online shopping.
With funding from the European Union under the EU4Business Initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped Uspekh Pro, a wholesale supplier and retailer of computer and digital equipment from Belarus, create and launch its own internet store and increase online sales by four times. The EBRD helped Uspekh Pro, a wholesale supplier and retailer of computers and...
Interior café Garage Minsk
With funding from the European Union under the EU4Business Initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped a network of Belarusian restaurants use business analytics and spur sales effectiveness. With funding from the European Union, the EBRD helped Café GARAGE, a local network of fast & casual restaurants to implement business intelligence (BI) system for...
software company increases its business
With funding from the European Union under the EU4Business Initiative, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development helped ScienceSoft, a software producer from Belarus, to diversify its client base and to expand business through a merger, increasing turnover by 65% in one year. The EBRD helped ScienceSoft to almost double in size and to diversify its client base , as well as to overhaul...
A group of people sitting and standing around an oval desk
The distinctive feature of Belarus from other post-Soviet countries, united by the Eastern Partnership, is the dominant role of the state in almost all spheres, including the national economy. The basis of the national economy is controlled by state companies, and for a long time the private sector was given a secondary role. Zhanna Tarasevich, a co-chairman of one of the national business...
With funding from the EU, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped a Belarussian clothes manufacturer develop brand strategy and expand its own retail chain, increasing sales by 30%. The company, Mark Formelle , established in 2009, designs, produces and distributes cotton garments, sleepwear, underwear and other specialty clothing such as thermal wear. Despite rapid...
Participants at the first East Invest investment forum.
Belarus is a country with untapped economic potential. To this end a high level forum was recently held in Vienna, bringing together Belarusian and European businesses, investors and policy makers, in order to identify opportunities and possibilities for further reform. The first East Invest investment forum , entitled ‘Promoting European Investments in Belarus’ took place in Vienna, Austria in...
The restaurant app
SMEs can grow their businesses by accessing cutting edge innovations. For example a restaurant in the Belarusian capital Minsk has developed the country’s first mobile restaurant app with the advice and support of the EBRD. Founded in 2007, Sushi-Bar Manga has been keen to pay close attention to international trends in the restaurant business. The business was interested in using innovative...