While at the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, around 70-80% of small and medium-sized businesses ceased their activities, more than half a year on many of them have returned, creating new jobs and more varied business types. Both government measures and international organisations have contributed to this recovery. Entrepreneurs themselves were and continue to be active participants in this process. YeRobota (Ukrainian for “I Work”) is a government programme that provides grants to agriculturaland food-processing enterprises as well as other types of small and micro businesses. One mandatory condition to receiving such grants is that business founders must be citizens of Ukraine and their initiatives must create new jobs.