SME DEVELOPMENT/TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
In the area of Small and Medium Enterprise development (SME), Eurasia Consulting focuses on four broad issues that the firm considers as fundamental barriers to successful SME growth: (1) Policy and Regulatory Reform; (2) Enterprise Development Services; (3) Business Information; and (4) Access to Finance.
Under the policy and regulatory reform the firm is focusing on practical implementation of systems that can greatly benefit the SME, including protection of property rights, or moveable collateral registry. Our Enterprise Development Services practice addresses the questions of building and implementing sustainable high quality business services, ensuring that SMEs recognize an internal need for and have sufficient resources to pay for these services. Business information is typically difficult to come by and is often fragmented and disaggregated. The Eurasia Consulting undertakes initiatives that allow SMEs to obtain the required business information and develop internal mechanism for market data gathering, evaluation and implementation. The firm is also assisting governments in developing effective systems for relatively easy information aggregation, management and dissemination. Finally, even though a number of transitioning economies have numerous government and donor loan programs and efficient banking system, SMEs access to finance remains insufficient. The Eurasia Consulting works both with the administrators of the loan programs and SMEs to design and implement processes and programs that increase SMEs access to finance.
In the end, all of our programs are designed to improve the overall SME competitiveness both domestically and internationally.