Support for SMEs > Access to knowledge

Project / Programme Company type Finance type Type of instruments Amount Investment Focus Short description
Regional programmes
EBRD Advice for Small Businesses
Small, Medium Advisory All SMEs

This programme provides entrepreneurs with access to the know-how to transform their businesses, providing consultancy services and advice in areas including strategymarketingoperationsquality managementenergy efficiencyfinancial management and more.  The cost of these projects is shared between the enterprise and the European Union.

Women in Business
Small, Medium, Large Business advice, Business diagnostic, Mentoring, Training Women-led businesses

Under the programme, the EBRD provides access to finance through credit lines to local banks dedicated to women-led SMEs, alongside business advice to help businesses become more competitive. The programme also offers trainingmentoring and other support to enable women entrepreneurs to share experiences and learn from each other as peers.

Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade - an EU4Business initiative
Small, Medium Technical assistance Export oriented SMEs

The project provides analysis of selected value chains and export market opportunities for SMEs, coachingtraining and business advisory services to selected businesses, support to sectoral BSOs, support for participation in trade fairsB2B and study visits, and facilitation of linkages.