Advisors work closely with agribusinesses to upgrade technical and entrepreneurial capacities, while raising capital and implementing investments. Advisors work closely with clients to meet eligibility on a range of flexible and inexpensive Alternative Financing instruments. Investments Grants including AZHBR, IPARD, SARED and other EU-grant financing have become attractive to agribusinesses but hard to benefit due to complex requirements. CBS works closely with entrepreneurs to achieve investments and financing including a range of traditional options from banking sector.
Building upon the successful experience of LORES (link), AGIS (link) and Agroweb (link) CBS under SmartCapital will continue to develop innovative products that intersect technology with trade and financing. Under the program, LORES will be expanded with non-Agro financing products while AGIS will be widened in scope to include economic and regional trends data-information. A new trade platform that that connects local wholesale suppliers with international markets will be launched at the end of 2018.
Such solutions range from renewable energy investments of solar and wind for agribusinesses to housing improvements for urban residents. All solutions are customized based on needs and resources of local communities and designed to deliver clear economic benefits to the customer. CBS was certified with Environmental Management System (EMS), an International Certification in June 2017. A Green Energy Financing program (currently under development) will provide technical assistance to green investments and connect consumers and entrepreneurs with bank and grant financing programs.
SME’s often require substantial services to support their growth but market offers little assistance. CBS has an active relationship with over 400 clients, which may require a more specialized approach to growing. Services include Business Plans, Marketing, Accounting, Digital solutions and Certifications and other Advisory services. These services are customized for each client and designed to deliver immediate economic benefits and long-term growth.
The program helps partner municipalities qualify for much needed financing budgets from IPA cross-border, EU or other government funded programs while helping with technical implementation. This component assists municipalities to grow capacities while adhering to regional standards. Cooperation programs with Macedonia, Kosovo and Greece are delivered through a range of regional partnership network.