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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EBRD Advice for Small Businesses
Growing Georgian vegetables by employing the latest European technologies – this is the motto of Imereti Greenery, a Dutch-Georgian enterprise located in western Georgia, which has benefited from EU support for its development under the EU4Business initiative, seeing production and profits soar as a result. Since its establishment, the enterprise has been gradually expanding its greenhouse...
 Ioseb Gadelia, founder of road construction company Indico
“When you live in Senaki – a small town of nearly 40,000 inhabitants – you pretty much know who is who around [town]. Here we share joy and sorrow, and while some might consider that small-town life offers limited opportunities, I think the family spirit of a close-knit community helps us overcome economic difficulties and stand strong,” says Ioseb Gadelia, founder of road construction company...
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 (...