MICRO Enhancing Competitiveness of Microentreprises in Rural Areas

Unit 4: Real life examples of excellence


Unit 4: Real life examples of excellence

European resources, micro enterprises, rural&#



This unit aims to provide the best practices of micro-enterprises grown through the use of EU Tools and Resources

Course on Real life examples of excellence

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 EU wide tools and resources for rural micro-enterprise development

Real life examples of excellence

  “Association pour le Droit à l’Initiative Economique” (Adie)

Good Practices

1.Non-financial services for strengthening micro-enterprises
2.New marketing strategy for services offered, including a new dedicated communication tool.
3.One-on-one support for specific categories of micro-entrepreneurs.
4.Specialized help desks, which are staffed by volunteers, staff members, expert partners
5.3-day data-processing training course after which the entrepreneur is given the possibility of acquiring his/her own computer for 100€.

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The LACER products are the result of three years of work in Spain, France, Hungary and Poland.

Good Practices - LACER Project

1.The LACER Methodology is intercultural and proposes two phases of the learning process:
Training in business creation and management
Tutoring: one-on- one training on the development of each entrepreneurial project.
2.Different pedagogical tools to facilitate the training.

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Good Practice – Α scheme providing a cost-effective way of reducing default rates, by providing mentoring support to start up businesses. The intention is that regular checks, every three months, will identify problems before they become too difficult to manage. Business support is tailored to the needs of the clients.

1.Training in sales, marketing and cash flow forecasting
2.Quarterly status check, covering business budgeting and cash flow
3.Access to a database of support information
4.Access to workshops on the minicontrol software tool

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Good Practice – MiniControl Software

1.Computer-based business support tool for micro-entrepreneurs
2.Entrepreneurs can learn to use it within two hours, and it does not require accounting skills because it operates on a cash flow basis.
3.Six basic modules, covering: household budgeting, business cash flow, profitability, financial planning, order and project control and business development.
4.Integrated assessment of enterprise and private financing, budgeting


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At the end of this module you will be able to: - Be inspired - Will have been introduced to real life examples of micro-enterprises that grew through the use of EU tools - Will be able to design and implement a strategy for sustainable growth of your micro-enterprise


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