The problems of insufficient supply of qualified personnel for Ukrainian IT enterprises and the industry as a whole have been studied. The interrelation of regional indicators of specialists in the field of training and the quality of graduates of IT specialties of formal higher education is analyzed.
The stages of implementation of regional development programmes in Ukraine, their place and role on all levels of small enterprise development and functioning under current conditions are considered. The priority directions and compulsory components of the regional development programme on the example of the Lviv region are proposed. The important problems hindering small enterprise development on the regional level, whose consideration and solution will have a positive future effect on the status of small business, are highlighted.