Two-day forum on topic “With business idea to own business”

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Center for Climate Change on 14.05 (Tuesday) and 15.05.2019 (Wednesday) at Hotel “Esperanto” Strumica held a discussion forum on the topic “With business idea to own business” within the project “Increasing the innovative business related to the sea, lEnvironment and Agriculture and IT-IBiSEAit” funded by the European Union through the IPA cross-border cooperation program Greece-Macedonia.

The first day of the forum was opened by the President of the Climate Change Center, Bojana Stanojevska Pecurovska, who briefly presented the project and its goals. Afterwards, Ms. Irena Gjorgjievska presented the financial instruments available for young entrepreneurs of the Fund for Innovation and Technological Development (FITR), and until the end of the day, Mr. Kalin Babushku, Macedonia Export, discussed and presented good practices for starting own business, how to prepare business plan and the needs of strategic planning.

The second day of the forum Ms. Ivana Krstev, representatives from the Business Center within the Center for Development of the South-East Planning Region, discussed about the possibilities offered by the Business Center and afterwards Mr. Risto Atanasovski- Executive Director, Florit Gevgelija, presented about the possibilities offered by the Business Accelerator in Gevgelija. The Employment Agency of the Republic of Macedonia represented by Ms. Ksenija Vangelova, presented the opportunity for employment and opening of own business, and biggest part of this day including closing was conducted by Mr. Petar Lazarov from Macedonia Export, Marketing Consultant who spoke about sales, marketing, brand and branding.

The event was attended by more than 30 participants representing different sectors.