SMEs play a significant role in Georgia’s economy, accounting for over 40% of employment, but are still struggling to scale up their operations. EU4Business supports the government's ambitious plan to reform and improve the business environment. Its programmes boost SME growth by improving their access to finance and new markets as well as targeting women entrepreneurs and projects in green energy. SMEs looking to make the most of Georgia’s Free Trade Agreement with the EU can also get financial and technical help to adapt to EU standards and to move into foreign markets.

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The 5th Eastern Partnership Summit took place in Brussels on 24 November, marking the achievements of the last two years in the EU's relationships with its six Eastern partners, while looking forward to implementing 20 deliverables by 2020 that will...

Success stories

Teimuraz Meqvevrishvili is proud of the quality of his oil
“When you go into business on your own, you tend to make do with what you have and see credit more as a risk. I think that is a healthy approach in the beginning. But there comes a time when taking out a loan becomes an opportunity,” says Teimuraz Meqvevrishvili, who borrowed from Bank Republic to invest in his buisness, with support made available under the European Fund for South East Europe (...
Ioseb Tsotsolashvili and his team
“The ability to access credit is something you first have to earn. At least that’s how I see it. You want to have everything in place first, like your business, your people, and a good reputation," says Ioseb Tsotsolashvili who has managed to grow his business with support made available under the European Fund for South East Europe (EFSE), and EU4Business . “I can’t help but smile when people...
LTE training
EU4Business helps DCFTA Information Centre provide Georgian SMEs with knowledge of EU market requirements Later this month, the EU4Business project “SME Development and DCFTA in Georgia” will mark one year since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). The MoU laid the groundwork for cooperation on development of the Chamber’s...