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Success story: EU helps Azerbaijani IT provider increase business and stay ahead of competition

July 6, 2018

A new success story article talks about DiVi, an IT provider in Azerbaijan, which developed a website with the support it received from the EU-supported ‘Advice for Small Businesses’ programme implemented within EU4Business initiative.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which implements the programme, matched the company with a suitable consultant to develop a website tailored to its needs.

DiVi’s website now offers clients the option to order online, but also has information about the company, its partners, and news and information, for example on job vacancies.

‘Buying products and services online is what many customers expect these days,’ explains Lale Rzayeva, Principal Manager at the EBRD’s Baku office. ‘It can help to increase sales, of course, but a strong online presence also provides businesses with an opportunity to present its products and to build a stronger, more credible brand.’

The online shop is proving popular among DiVi’s clients: since it started to offer its services online, its business has increased by 20 per cent.

Finally, the EBRD-supported DiVi with its financial accounting systems: the company was audited to International Financial Reporting Standards by an independent consultant, which helped to better analyse its performance.

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