OKOM, Sofia, 2012
Project “Support for Bulgarian Entrepreneurs”
The main objective of the project is to help unemployed people to successfully start and run their own business by providing assistance for elaboration of business plans.The curricula of the training and consulting covers all aspects of management and business, such as: human resource management, financial management, marketing, as well as specialized training in languages and computer skills.
The project is supported by the European Commission under the operational programme “Human Resource Development” and is managed by Agency for Employment in Sofia, in collaboration with training institutions and organizations.
I was invited by the Institute of Industrial Relations and Management OKOM to lead a module on Entrepreneurship and business planning (February, 2012) with a group of 40 people who would like to develop their own small-scale business in the near future. We looked at aspects related to the roles and competences of the entrepreneur, external and internal situational analysis, opportunity recognition, innovation as an important tool of entrepreneurship, financial aspects of start-up business. The training finished with outlining of the main content and structure of a business plan. All participants were actively involved in the interactive training. My special thanks to Prof. Dr. Dimitar Kamenov and the whole OKOM team for this unique opportunity to be part of the training process!