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Entrepreneurship in the Business World 2013 and 2014


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The aim of this High-Level Capacity Building Seminar is have an international exchange of information on inclusive entrepreneurship actions across the European Union and on how the European Union Structural Funds can be used to support actions that combine entrepreneurship promotion and social inclusion.

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Entrepreneurship in the Business World 2013 and 2014

  1. 1. Brussel, 22-23. 09. 2014 RCR d.o.o., Podvine 36, 1410 Zagorje ob Savi Entrepreneurially in the business world 2013 and 2014 Regional Development Center Zagorje ob Savi Mrs. Staša Baloh Plahutnik; Leader of the Program
  2. 2. REASONS FOR STARTING THE PROGRAM Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 • Unemployment rate among young individuals is over 25% • Over 40% high educated young individuals are listed to unemployed office • shortage of new jobs • shortage of adequate entrepreneurial knowledge
  3. 3. TARGET Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 Activation of highly educated young individuals Expansion of entrepreneurial skills Creation of high quality Jobs individuals with business idea Reduction of youth unemployment Reduction of youth unemployment Reduction of youth Unemployment individuals registered in unemployment office Expansion of entrepreneurial Skills individuals younger than 35 years
  4. 4. Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 BACKGROUND • The program is partially financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund and partially financed by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. • The operation has been carried out in 2013 in complete Republic of Slovenia • RCR is lead partner of the program • Other 11 Slovenian regions are partners in the program
  5. 5. The program is included in Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 • Active labor market policy • Youth Guarantee
  6. 6. WHAT WE OFFER Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 • Employment in agency for 4 months • Assistance of the trainers/mentors (internal and external) • Experienced senior entrepreneurs and managers as mentors • Training of acquired knowledge and skills that are necessary for the development of entrepreneurial ideas • External trainings • Advanced jobs applications and contact potential employers
  7. 7. Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 INDICATORS Expected results of the program are: At least 35 % of participants in the program PVSP 2013/2014 have to be: • self-employed • employed in their company or • employed at other employers They have to meet these requirements in 12 months after completing the program.
  8. 8. Why is the program successful? Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 • Participants are employed in the Agency and are developing only their own business ideas • Content of the program is flexible and addapted to each region and each group of participants • Highly skilled mentors • „trend in“ skills are used in the program (lean organization, design thinking, business models…) • Program is strictly market-oriented • Organization rules and results of program are strictly followed and monitored by leading partner
  9. 9. RESULTS Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 650 young participants will be included in the program to the end of the year 2014 66.9 % participants of the first group have successfully fulfilled expected goals; • 42 participants (32,3 %) were employed • 45 participants (34,6 %) started their own business According to the results, the costs for opening of one working place is less than 25.000€
  10. 10. RESULTS Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 95 % of participants has a social science background or education Participants business ideas are related to the following sectors: • Tourism • Food and Nutrition • Aquaponics • Healty lifestyle • Food supplements • Pets and Pet services
  11. 11. RESULTS Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 • Service industry • Marketing • Wellness and massage • IT and ITC technology • Cosmetics • Ingineering services • Sanitation • Electronics • Computer programming • Construction engineering
  12. 12. RETURN OF INVESTMENTS Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 Considering that: • Over 60% of participants fulfill the target • The newly crated jobs or employment with other employers gives taxes in national or local budget • All taxes from costs coming out during training process • no unemployment benefits are paid, • no retraining investment are used, • a real opportunity of new job openings in newly created businesses exists, CBA shows, that the whole investment will return in less than three years.
  13. 13. NETWORKING Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 • FB page: • Home page: • Conference PVSP201372014 for each group of participants (movie) • Newsletter with business ideas of all participants
  14. 14. Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 Members of PVSP2013 visiting the EU Parliament in Brussels in September 2013 that participated in the „Enterprising Europe“ Conference
  15. 15. International Conference in Brussels - presenting the program „Entrepreneurially in the business world 2013”, hosted by MEP Mojca Kleva Kekuš, MEP Ivo Vajgl organized by RCR d.o.o. Zagorje in the honorable presence of Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Mr. László Andor Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014
  16. 16. Networking - meeting of PVSP2013 members presenting their entrepreneur ideas Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014
  17. 17. Members of PVSP 2013 present their entrepreneur ideas on “Student arena”. Presenting possibilities of how young people can be successful. Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014
  18. 18. Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 SAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE From business ideas to starting your own company – Fashion design and production From business idea to starting your own company – Healthy food production and education
  19. 19. SAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE Brussel, 22.-23. 09. 2014 From business ideas to starting your own company – Dog‘s Cakes Bakery From business ideas to starting your own company – Everything for Caps Fishing
  20. 20. RCR d.o.o., Podvine 36, 1410 Zagorje ob Savi Thank you for your attention