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SMEs and women entrepreneurs in southern Poland can access free consulting to boost their competitiveness

Using ESF support, SMEs in the Polish town of Sucha Beskidzka are getting help to improve their competitiveness from the local Self-government Centre for Entrepreneurship and Growth. The Centre has launched the ‘Advisor to Małopolska Entrepreneurs’ project which offers 20 hours of free personalised consulting provided by qualified experts. This advice covers a wide range of areas, such as marketing, business organisation, finance, exports, innovation and legal matters. SMEs under a year old are being targeted, in particular those run by women entrepreneurs. The purpose of the project is to improve the competitiveness of micro-businesses in the region.