APPLICATIO has been contracted by EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) in the frame of a framework contract to plan and implement trainings for local consultants of the "EBRD Small Business Support Services (SBS)". By doing so, APPLICATIO supports the implementation of SBS of EBRD by supporting local consulting businesses.
The Small Business Support team (“SBS”) of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development supports economic transition, by both achieving enterprise change in viable micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and developing sustainable infrastructures of business advisory services in the countries of operations of the EBRD. SBS activities include assisting individual enterprises to engage with local consultants on narrowly-based, specific projects with a rapid payback. Additionally, market development activities are carried out, including training programmes for local consultants, in order to improve competitiveness, professionalism and supply of services in terms of quality and quantity.
In order to ensure consistency in delivery, the EBRD developed a detailed curriculum and training materials for each of the following core training programmes:
- Starting a Consulting Business;
- Management Consulting Essentials;
- Managing a Consulting Business;
- Marketing and Selling Consulting Services;
- Business Diagnostics;
- Project Management for Consulting.
These trainings will - inter alia - be implemented by APPLICATIO in future. More information about EBRD SBS can be found here.