Panevežys Business Advisory Centre (PBAC) is a non – governmental regional organization, established in 1995 by the Panevėžys Municipality and Panevėžys Chamber of Commerce and Crafts.
The regulations of the organization states the mission of PBAC to increase Panevežys region’s competitiveness by promoting public entrepreneurship, business development and employment growth, seek for Panevežys region economic and social development by providing high-quality, market oriented services. To ensure this mission implementation and free of charge services for the PBAC clients, organization participates in various projects. Trainings and consultations for the people, who are interested in life-long learning ideas, entrepreneurship, assistance for the employment, business start-up and development, are the main organization activities today. Organization also can be recognized as a regional leader to provide all necessary services for the SME’s, interested in successful business grow up. Business and funding plans preparation, business consultations and coaching services, research implementation and cooperation networks creation is the main organization activities, oriented to assure regional SME’s needs. During the years, PBAC prepared and implemented more than 50 regional, national and international projects, related to LLL ideas, entrepreneurship promotion, and competitiveness of the SME’s development. PBAC has a really large dissemination portfolio, thanks to 20 years of experience and contacts with SMEs, national and regional non-governmental organisations, labour offices, universities, schools and international project partners.
Organization has experience to prepare and provide activities oriented to the different target groups needs – long-time unemployed people interested in self- empowerment and re-trainings, people with disabilities looking for self-employment, youth, NEETs or VET students eager to respond labour market needs, rural communities interested in social entrepreneurship, individuals interested in innovative business establishment and development. PBAC is a member of The Lithuanian Association of Adult Education (LAAE) and keeps up to date experience according the needs of the market.