Stories from Business Planet
Business planet - Hjälper minoriteter in på EU:s arbetsmarknad
Outset-projektet från Storbritannien fick nyligen juryns stora pris vid det 6:e europeiska näringslivets marknadsföringspris för dess unika metod för att stödja nystartade företag genom att hjälpa de mest utsatta grupperna i samhället att hitta arbete genom att starta eget och driva företag.
Taking business into Welsh schools
South Wales has a plan to develop education and business side-by-side.
Women entrepreneurs could be the answer to crisis
One of Europe’s answers to the economic crisis: a network of tutors encouraging women entrepreneurs.
Clustering to survive crisis
Inaccess is a part of a cluster set up in 2008 by Corallia, a NGO which had received 40-million euros from ERDF.
Business parties in Swedish countryside
Marika, the owner of Partytajm.se, said: “I love the countryside. And E-commerce gave me the opportunity to work from the countryside."
Boosting women entrepreneurs
In Cyprus, 350 women got together and created a cooperative bank which has revolutionised entrepreneurship amongst women in the country.
In good company
In Barcelona, one business incubator last year contributed to the creation of nearly 700 jobs and generated turnover of more than 42 million euros.
Cooperative yet competitive
There are 250000 socially responsible cooperatives in Europe, employing 5.5 million. But they are also real businesses: dynamic, innovative and competitive
Go green, get growing
EU Intelligent Energy Europe programme has already helped 400 European hoteliers get a comprehensive energy report.
Venture capital, a risky business?
An alternative to more traditional modes of financing, venture capital funds help companies through the critical start up stages of business.
EU grants for eco-innovation
Eco-innovation provides 3.5 million jobs across Europe, most of them in SMEs which can apply for EU financing.
Micro-credit brings organic growth in Ireland
A major problem for small and medium companies is still access to credit. One entrepreneur has found a way around that.
Ambassador for women entrepreneurs
With turnover of 6 million €, Fatima likes to share her success by advising others. That’s why she’s an official ambassador for women entrepreneurs.