Citizens wishing to join the self-employment program can also benefit from the support of the Small and Medium Business Development Agency (SMBDA)
Citizens wishing to join the self-employment program can also benefit from the support of the Small and Medium Business Development Agency (SMBDA).
For this purpose, along with the electronic platform of SME and Territorial Employment Centers, the citizens can also apply to SME friends operating in Baku and other regions of the country.
So far, around 300 citizens have benefited from the support of SME friends in this direction. They were provided with relevant rules for joining the program, information on the necessary documentation, coordination with the Territorial Employment Centers, technical support for registration in the electronic system.
The Small and Medium Business Development Agency is also actively involved in the organization of trainings for citizens who have joined the program, the inspection of their farms and transferring of assets (goods, materials and etc.) to them. Citizens who have successfully completed the self-employment program also use the support and services of SMBDA to expand their entrepreneurial activities in the next stage.
Considering the favorable conditions which the self-employment program creates for those who want to start micro- and small businesses, since 2019 the cooperation has been implemented between SMBDA and the State Employment Agency under the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection in order to expand the opportunities for citizens to apply to this program.