The Small and Medium Business Development Agency of Azerbaijan (SMBDA) provided training and consulting services to more than 8,000 business entities in the first half of 2022, Orientation reports through the SMBDA.
According to the agency, during the reporting period, SME Development Centers (SMEDCs) operating [within SMBDA] in 21 cities and regions of Azerbaijan organized more than 400 free business trainings, attended by more than 6,000 entrepreneurs.
The trainings covered issues of business planning and development, “green economy”, company law, marketing and sales, finance, taxes, insurance, human resource management, exports , commercial legislation and professional communication skills.
During the first half of this year, PMEDCs provided consulting services in the area of coordination with public and private structures, access to financial resources and other areas to nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs.
At the same time, these centers provided support to entrepreneurs and those wishing to start their own business in developing business plans for 170 projects covering the city of Baku and regions.
The centers have also provided support for the creation of more than 180 new SMEs, the agency added.
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