Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Republika Srpska as well as at the level of European Union make up more than 99 per cent of business community and employ more than a half of the active population, making them a key driver of economic growth. The development of this sector contributes to GDP growth, creating jobs and reducing unemployment, greater competitiveness of the national economy and facilitate overcoming challenges on the path towards European integration.
The development of this sector contributes to GDP growth, creating jobs and reducing unemployment, greater competitiveness of the national economy and facilitate overcoming challenges on the path towards European integration.
Relying on the strategic development documents, national and European regulations, the Republic Agency for Development of SMEs focuses its activities on the development of non-financial institutional support to small and medium businesses, creating a system environment for building an entrepreneurial society and promoting entrepreneurship.
We want to actively contribute to creating an environment in which entrepreneurs and SMEs prosper and where entrepreneurship is worth it. Institutions must be able to respond to the needs of SMEs, so our main task is to help policy-makers and decision-makers at all levels, to create a realistic picture of the situation in this sector and to take the most effective measures for its growth and development.
In that context the Agency will pay particular attention to the continuous monitoring of the situation in the field of SMEs. We will intensify contacts and enhance cooperation with local development agencies and through them with the SMEs and entrepreneurs, in order to more easily identify their problems and offer quality solutions to improve business conditions. In accordance with the powers and capabilities, we will provide support to improve the competitiveness of SMEs by encouraging innovation, stimulating the creation of new products and introduction of new technologies, improving the structure of the workforce, the promotion on trade fairs and providing professional services with the aim of encouraging investment in SMEs.
Through intensive cooperation with local communities and local development agencies we will work to establish and improve entrepreneurial infrastructure and to encourage the establishment of new SMEs.
Our mission is to change the general climate and conditions for business. The Agency has be a service to all entities in Republika Srpska that through their regular activities work on creation of a more favorable environment for the development of this part of the economy.
As a responsible person, for the purpose of achieving that goal, I shall make all the necessary rationalization both in costs and in the use of human resources. I want to give priority to the activities of the Agency aimed at realization of its mission in relation to all other activities!