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.



  • Belarusian Entrepreneurship Week
    22/02/2018 to 03/03/2018

    The third Belarusian Entrepreneurship Week will take place in Minsk from 22 February – 3 March with the support of the Economy Ministry.

    Belarusian Entrepreneurship Week is organised by the Republican Confederation of Entrepreneurship together with the country's leading business associations.

  • Design thinking workshop
    01/03/2018 to 03/03/2018

    The Business Support Centre in Rivne is inviting entrepreneurs who are responsible for strategy, marketing, sales or innovation – senior executives and managers who want to implement the most up-to-date creative practices in their business processes and corporate structure – to take part in an EU4Business workshop on ‘Design-thinking for business innovation’, which will take place on 1-3 March.


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