The subject of the article is analysis of business support for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on the example of Lublin province. This issue is very important for many different reasons. First of all, the business institutions (BEI) due to the direct operations should contribute into increase of innovation and competitiveness in the enterprises from the SME sector. The support manifests itself in provision of various services, for example: information, consulting, trainings, pro-innovation, financial etc. The purpose of the article is analysis of the support forms implemented by BEI and confirmation of SME usage level of the BEI offer.