There are several institutions of business support in the city of Ostrava. Basic aim of their activity is to support entrepreneurship and helping small and medium size enterprises to be more competitive and support their development. The institutions most often offer consulting services, also in terms of applying new technologies into e.g. production processes; implementation of new ways of quality management; obtaining certificates and applying for national and European funds for the development of a company; training services; basic and specialised consulting services; financial services etc..