News Tag: SMEs
What to do if your business is temporarily paused because of COVID-19 – webinar

The CUTIS project, in partnership with the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, held a webinar with the participation of Maria Terekhova, X-Tend Group co-owner.

Maria Terekhova has over 16 years of experience as a top manager and a co-owner of a range of businesses, including tourism and beauty businesses, which have temporarily paused their operations through COVID-19. Besides, Maria is a mentor in the CUTIS SheForShe mentorship program for women entrepreneurs.

Topic: What to do if your business is temporarily paused because of COVID-19

From the webinar video you will learn:

1.How to establish effective business processes in a challenging time of quarantine with:

  • employees
  • contractors
  • customers
  • competitors

2. How to build proper communication with stakeholders

3. How to develop an “alternative plan” while the main business activity is paused

You can download Maria’s presentation (in Ukrainian) via the link.



Export training for small business was held in Sumy

The CUTIS project (Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support Project) in cooperation with chambers of commerce and industry has launched a series of trainings for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the regions.

The main goal is to present the new opportunities opened by the Free Trade Area between Canada and Ukraine (CUFTA) for SMEs.

More information, as well as a calendar of events you can find on the link.

This time we spent an extremely interesting and busy day in Sumy, where a training session was held. A topic – practical aspects of export to Canada. The event was organized in partnership with NGO “Young Scientists Council” and Sumy center for business information support.

Training in Sumy brought together more than 35 entrepreneurs from a wide range of sectors – agriculture, consumer products and alcoholic beverages, construction, clothing and footwear industry, industrial equipment, IT services.


  • Nadiya Kostyuchenko, Coach, Associate Professor of Sumy State University, NGO “Council of Young Scientists”
  • Dmytro Shvets, a lecturer at the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, CEO of the consulting company Start Global – a strategy for entering the global markets and a systematic analysis of the Canadian market
  • Yulia Pavlenko, Director of the Department of International Operations “Ukrposhta”, initiator of the E-Export School project – e-commerce tools
  • Yevgen Sozansky, partner of Xtheta – the opportunity of Shopify platform

Please find more details of the following events on the facebook page of the CUTIS project ( Do not miss training in your city! The next city is Kharkiv (January 23) and Kropyvnytskyi (February 6).

Start your export to Canada: new free training sessions for Ukrainian SMEs in regions

The CUTIS (Canada-Ukraine Trade and Investment Support Project) project in cooperation with chambers of commerce and industry has launched a series of free training for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).

The main goal is to tell about the prospects of export to Canada and the new opportunities opened for Ukrainian business by the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine (CUFTA).

The training sessions were held in Ivano-Frankivsk, Vinnitsa, Dnipro, Chernihiv, Lutsk, Kherson, Kyiv and Khmelnitsky.

We invite you to visit free training in your city:

January 17 – Sumy (

January 23 – Kharkiv (

February 6 – Kropivnitsky (

February 21 – Odessa (

February 27 – Mariupol (

The experts of the CUTIS project, the Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, the Export Promotion Office, as well as representatives of business, will take part in the training.

During the program, the following issues were discussed: development of the export strategy, searching for partners in the Canadian market, tariff and non-tariff regulation of export supplies to Canada, logistics, development of marketing strategy, use of e-commerce tools, government procurement etc

Please find more details on the facebook page of the CUTIS project ( Do not miss the training in your city!