Small Business Impact Report

Developing the consultancy market

Last year, the EBRD trained over 850 consultants in around 60 courses. Not only has this improved consultancy resources available to SMEs across the region but it also created significant networking opportunities – with over half of participants keeping in touch with others they met at courses, and about 17 per cent having developed proper professional cooperation. More than half of the consultants who took part in the training have introduced significant changes to their companies, such as implementing updated processes and introducing new services.