Last month I mentioned that small and medium enterprises were the key to Bosnia’s future.  Marc Neal and his colleagues at Finor Consulting in Sarajevo have taken that business approach to heart, and for two days next month, entrepreneurs and business owners can meet and network.  Their success is crucial for a successful and thriving Bosnia.

The SME Forum Sarajevo on February 25 and 26 at the AVAZ Twist Tower will function as a “trade show” and business forum.  Professionals in the private sector, NGOs, and government will meet and discuss how they can work to support entrepreneurs and work together to build Bosnia’s economy.

An exhibit hall is one part of this event, and the last day will feature a round table discussion on the topic of support for business in BiH.

Bosnia has its challenges, but the future should be far from uncertain.  There are young professionals who have great business ideas and only need to tools to take them to the next level.  The country has abundant natural resources, skilled professionals, and an educated workforce.  If you are interested in investing in Bosnia or want to meet others who know that private sector investment and innovation are the way to move this nation of four million forward, then you should attend the SME Forum Sarajevo.

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Leon Kaye

Leon Kaye is the founder and editor of Based in California, he specializes in social media consulting and strategic communications. A journalist and writer since 2009, his work has appeared on Triple Pundit , The Guardian's Sustainable Business site and has appeared on Inhabitat and Earth911. His focus is making the business case for sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Areas of interest include the <a Middle East, sustainable development in The Balkans, Brazil and Korea. He was a new media journalism fellow at the International Reporting Project, for which he covered child survival in India during February 2013. Contact him at You can also reach out via Twitter (Leon Kaye) and Instagram (GreenGoPost). Since 2013, he has spent much of his time in Abu Dhabi, UAE, working with Masdar, the emirate's renewable energy company. He lives in Fresno, California.