USAID BUSINESS SECTOR SURVEY SHOWS IMPACT OF COVID AND INCREASE OF eCOMMERCE IN PAST YEAR

On November 12, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Cooperation for Growth Project released the findings of the ninth Annual Survey of 1,000 Serbian businesses. The survey, which reflects businesses’ views on the business environment, revenues, employees, profit, and access to finance, unsurprisingly showed the significant impact of COVID-19 on doing business in
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EBRD Trade Passport – online self-assessment tool for successful trading

Our partners from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) presents the Trade passport, an online self-assessment tool that provides a simple, quick and effective way to help small and medium-sized enterprises to unlock the strengths and the areas for improvement and to discover their unrealized opportunities in international trading.
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One year to recover from the crisis

It will take an average a one year for the Serbian economy affected by the coronavirus pandemic to recover from the crisis, according to the results of the third iteration of “Overcoming the crisis together” survey, conducted by the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and USAID’s Cooperation for Growth Project.
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The third cycle of the online survey “Together through the crisis”

The Serbian Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with USAID′s Cooperation for Growth Project is launching the third cycle of business surveys as part of the “Together through the Crisis” survey on the economic aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
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Serbian firms are adapting to the crisis in different ways

Tourism and hospitality are the most affected business sectors in Serbia hit by the pandemic of the coronavirus, according to the 2nd iteration of the “Overcoming the crisis together” survey, that was conducted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia and USAID’s Cooperation for Growth Project.
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“Specifically for SME” – employment law and GDPR during the crisis

The 5th edition of the online panel series “Specifically for SME”, that we have been conducting in cooperation with ICT Hub since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, was dedicated to the employment law and GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation). It was held on Wednesday, 6th of May.
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“Specifically for SME” – design of digital business model

The fourth consecutive online panel within the series “Specifically for SME” was held on Wednesday, 29th of April it was dedicated to digitalization of small and medium enterprises. In cooperation with ICT Hub we presented some of the best SME digital business practices on Serbian market.
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„Specifically, for SME” – Banks and small businesses, new strategic partnership?

The third online within the series „Specifically, for SME” was held on Wednesday, April 22, and under the name ‘’Banks and small businesses, new strategic partnership?’’ it was dedicated to the finances of small businesses during the crisis caused by COVID 19.
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„Specifically, for SME” – eCommerce in the crisis

The second ‘’Specifically for SME’’ panel dedicated to eCommerce, as one the ‘’hot economy topics’’ during the COVID 19 pandemic, was held on Wednesday, April 15.
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‘’How to adapt business to the ongoing crisis?’’ – the first online panel ‘’Specifically for SME’’

In cooperation with ICT Hub, The USAID Cooperation for Growth Project launched series of online panels named ‘’Specifically for SME’’, dedicated to small and medium enterprises and aimed to help small businesses to cope with state of emergency due to coronavirus pandemic.
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The manual for food businesses during the COVID 19 pandemic

In cooperation with the Department of Agriculture Inspection within the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia, USAID’s Cooperation for Growth Project prepared “Manual for food businesses during the COVID 19 pandemic”.
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Together through the crisis – questionnaire for Serbian businesses

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia in cooperation with USAID’s Cooperation for Growth Project has launched questionnaire for Serbian businesses named “Together through the crisis”, dedicated to effects of economic crises caused by coronavirus pandemic as well as impact of current circumstances to business environment in Serbia.
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It is all in a trust

The second “Cro Commerce 2020” conference on e- commerce was held in Zagreb last week and one of the participants was Aleksandar Zarić, Business Environment Director at The USAID Cooperation for Growth Project.
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How do innovative companies can finance their growth?

In order to improve access to finance of SME companies in Serbia we have been implementing „Innovative companies and SMEs equity financing program “.
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Seminar on e-Commerce held in Pirot

The first educational seminar for small businesses “e-Commerce – a chance you should not miss” was held in Contracting Chamber of Economy Pirot District on February 20.
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Learning goes digital for inspectors and civil servants

Their launch of the online learning platform was marked on 11 Feb 2020 when the LMS was presented and a panel discussion on e-learning in public service was organized. The panelists from State Human Resources Management Office, United Nations Development Program, Government Office of Information Technology, Standing Conference of Cities and Municipalities, as well as
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Food Safety and Export Procedures at Agro Belgrade Fair

From 30 January to 1 February 2020 in Belgrade, Agro Belgrade international fair was held as the leading trade fair and conference event in the field of fruit growing, viticulture and vegetable growing for the Western Balkans and Southeastern Europe, bringing together major companies and most of the Serbian agricultural cooperatives.
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Open Days with Inspectors continue in 2020

On another Open Days with inspectors, held on 28 January in Belgrade Chamber of Commerce, around a hundred companies and entrepreneurs gathered to talk „one on one“, in an informal setting, with representatives of Tax, Market, Sanitary, Agricultural, Tourism and Labor inspections about issues important for their business.
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Pojacalo Caravan in Subotica

Pojacalo Caravan continued its educational journey, on a mission of strengthening the cooperation and entrepreneurial spirit of micro, small and medium enterprises across Serbia. After the gathering in Nis, the next stop was Subotica on January 24, in Infostud Hub, where the caravan gathered more than 50 small business representatives and members of the IT
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Pojacalo meetup 006: digital transformation

More than 250 entrepreneurs and those who wish to become one took part in the last, sixth Pojacalo meetup, held on December 18 in Dom omladine in Belgrade.
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