New online platform offers legal and business advice for SMEs

New online platform offers legal and business advice for SMEs


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is launching an online resource with legal and business guidance to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the Eastern partner countries, to enhance their response to new challenges following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new website offers expert guidance to help owners and managers deal with suppliers, customers and employees, steer operational and financial challenges and navigate a restructuring process. The platform also provides businesses with legal guidance in corporate, employment and insolvency law, areas in which small business have strong demand for know-how and information.

The website is structured around six modules:

  1. Developing your business strategy
  2. Managing your people successfully
  3. Running your business successfully
  4. Taking your business online
  5. Keeping your business’s finances healthy
  6. Restructuring your business finances.

Templates and cases studies support the guidance and help users to apply concepts in their day-to-day operations.

The website also contains three separate country pages for Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine that offer country-specific advice in local language. 

Find out more

Press release

EBRD online-resource for SME

Country specific pages for GeorgiaMoldova and Ukraine 




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