Presented the results of the Face of Business in the Community project
On November 27, the final press conference of the Face of Business in the Community project, which was implemented from April to November 2023 with the support of the EU4Business program, was held. At the event, entrepreneurs and all interested parties were presented with the results of project activities within the framework of the project, which was implemented and coordinated by the city council and the Diya.Business Entrepreneur Support Center in Ternopil.
In particular, the project implemented:- investment passport of the community of Ternopil- investment profile of the community on the website of the Ternopil City Council- a separate new section Investment opportunities in communities in the E-Ternopil mobile application- an entrepreneur's road map for entering new markets- an analytical report with an assessment of the export potential of SMEs of the community and an algorithm for promoting products outside the community- a portal for entrepreneurs with functionality for submitting documents and receiving a decision based on the outcome of the review- local profile of the Ternopil community and analytical report of the general characteristics of the SME sector- provided more than 100 consultations for active entrepreneurs and those who want to start their own business- conducted training courses:for active entrepreneurs Sustainable business development;for those who just want to start their own business How to build a fast-growing business;- produced online training courses on relevant topics, which are available on the educational platform of the center with unlimited access.
Ihor Krysovaty, deputy mayor for the activities of the council's executive bodies, gave a welcome speech:
«The greatest thanks to all entrepreneurs and persons who were interested in this project and were able to take direct part. Especially in the Ternopil community, the role of small and medium-sized enterprises is very high, both for the economy of the city and, in general, for the economy of the state. After all, as a rear area, first of all, we must work on the sustainable development of the economy and support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For our part, we hope that there will be more such successful projects».
Tetyana Anishchuk, Deputy Director of the EU4Business: Recovery, Competitiveness and Internationalization of SMEs program spoke about the areas of work, current opportunities and available support tools of the EU4Business program for small and medium-sized businesses:
«Our program is aimed at creating better conditions for doing business in Ukraine. A large part of our program is cooperation with municipalities - communities with a population of 100,000 to 250,000. We are very glad that the Ternopil community has successfully implemented all the measures that meet the goals of our program and today there are already really valuable results».
Deputy head of the Entrepreneurship Development Fund, Valery Maiboroda also noted that the results of the project are quite tangible and will definitely have a long-term effect on the development and establishment of local business.
«This project is very valuable for us because, thanks to the joint cooperation, we were able to give the entrepreneurs that value and added value so that they could receive support, consulting, the necessary help in solving their questions and creating new tools», – said the head of the NGO WEST UKRAINE DIGITAL, Oksana Kachurivska
The results and implemented materials within the framework of the project were shared by: Tetyana Korchak – the head of the Department of Economy, Industry and Labor of the Ternopil City Council, Maryana Zvarych – the head of the Department of Digital Transformation and Media Communications of the Ternopil City Council, and Nataliya Lazarchuk – the head of the Face of Business in the Community project, project manager of the Center Diia.Business in Ternopil.
We will remind you that the goal of the project The face of business in the community is creation of better conditions for the development of entrepreneurship in the community, the formation of an innovative business culture and the acquisition of communication skills, which will contribute to expanding the access of SMEs to new sales markets outside the community.
Reference information:The event was organized within the framework of the project Face of business in the community, which is implemented by the NGO WEST UKRAINE DIGITAL within the framework of a grant competition for systemic support of small and medium-sized enterprises commissioned by the international cooperation program EU4Business: recovery, competitiveness and internationalization of SMEs, which is jointly financed The European Union and the German government. The grant competition is carried out by the Entrepreneurship Development Fund, the strategic executor of the program is the German federal company Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The program is aimed at supporting economic stability, recovery and growth of Ukraine, creating better conditions for the development of Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as supporting innovation and exports.
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