starting a business and entrepreneurship
We help entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses to realize their ideas and projects, start up businesses and assist them through a flexible approach and model of working
"Entrepreneurship - Employment instrument, EU PHARE ProgramME / Project BG2004 / 016-711.11.01 Human Resource Development and Employment Promotion"
Together with the Regional Business Center for Support of Small and Medium Enterprises - Pernik and the National Business Development Network. Creation of conditions for enhancing entrepreneurial activity and adaptability related to finding alternative employment and labour realization by self-employment of a group of selected people from the municipalities of Pernik, Radomir, Breznik, Tran, Zemen and Kovachevtsi. The project was geared to the unemployed in active age youngsters up to 29 years old and elderly people over 50 years old, selected after our consultants' criteria and entrepreneurship tests.
Activities of the HIRON's team
The consultants were instructed to stimulate, prepare and support a target group of twenty-six entrepreneurs to start their own business. The group took part in a six-month specialized training in entrepreneurship and was certified to meet the requirements for part of the profession "Small and Medium Business". The result was 20 developed and defended rationales for starting a new business. Therefore, there were 18 business plans prepared, 8 new businesses had been registered and 10 new jobs opened.
The success of the project was demonstrated at the regional conference "Entrepreneurship for a Competitive Local Economy", attended by over 70 local government representatives, specialized state institutions, business support organizations and the business community.
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European virtual incubator for training and support of high-tech SMEs
A project funded by the European Commission through the Leonardo da Vinci National Agency to create a portal for training and consulting entrepreneurs working in the field of high technology. Project BG / 01 / B / F / PP-132099.
Project "Better managers - a guarantee for a sustainable business environment and more jobs"
PHARE Programme, Ministry of Labour; BG0102.05.05.084.2003-2004, Vratsa.
Project under "Youth Employment" Programme BG0202.02-YI.4.14.
Encouraging entrepreneurial activity and adaptability of young people from Pernik district, PHARE Programme, Ministry of Labour, 2005.
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Sustainable Environment for Supporting the Development of SMEs in the Pernik Region through Active Inclusion of the Unemployed in Training and Successful Entrepreneurial Projects "- Pernik, BG 9915-01 Employment Project in the Mining and Steel Industries (WPPME).
British Council - Government Improvement Fund
Preparation of consultants and trainers for small and medium business planning with the assistance of the Ulster University, UK.
PHARE Executive Agency, MRDB, ME
Improving business activity and stimulating the creation of new jobs in the industrial area of ISKAR district, Sofia through vocational training and consultancy services; Programme Labour Initiatives, Contract BG 0102.05.05.078.
Partner Network of Bulgarian Universities, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and University of Ulster, UK
Development of entrepreneurial centers at four Bulgarian universities under PHARE / TEMPUS Program.
British Council - Government Improvement Fund
Preparation and training of small business consultants and development of a manual for analysis and evaluation of small enterprises with the assistance of the University of Ulster, UK.
TENVORS - Lifelong Learning Network for Sustainable Regional Development
Leading organization - Center for Environment and Polymers - LKT-TGM. An international network for environmental education and sustainable development by 23 organizations across Europe. An international project under the Leonardo da Vinci programme.
Regional Business Centre, Sandanski
Training in Business Planning and Financial Analysis of Small Businesses.
Regional Development Agency, Vratsa - leading organization
Project "Alternative Employment and European Criteria for Sustainable Micro and Small Enterprises". PHARE 2003 "Alternative Employment".
Partners Bulgaria Foundation
Training, consultancy and business plans to start your own business. Programme for Ethnic Integration and Conflict Resolution. US Agency for International Development. 2004.
TPP, Vratsa - leading organisation
Project "Vratsa Balkan - Beginning of the Adventure" PHARE Programme - Project BG 2003 / 004-937.11.01 "Alternative Employment", Ministry of Labour.
Regional Business Centre, Razlog
Training and development services of the Regional Business Center in the town of Razlog and support for the small companies in the region. UNDP / PROON. 1996.
Project "Guarantee Fund for Microcredit"
Training of consultants. Capacity building programme for business consulting at the Labour Offices Directorates.