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Youth entrepreneurship & Best Practices of young Greek Entrepreneurs

Many young people are looking for ways on how to start their own business but most of them believe it requires a lot of money.

Learning from the others and an easy but effective handbook on how to set up a business will probably help you change your mind or at least motivate you to start thinking of your business steps.

Let’s firstly explore the handbook.

The Youth Entrepreneurship Handbook is designed based on youth needs, including practical information, successful young entrepreneurs startups report from Greece, Spain, Poland and Turkey, and methods/tips to be followed to help you develop your own business and to promote entrepreneurial spirit among youth as a solution to the high number of their unemployment. In the handbook, you can also find information, visuals, and great examples of new young entrepreneurs. In particular, the handbook is consisted of

  • Starting your business tips
  • Characteristics of young entrepreneurs
  • Skills of young entrepreneurs
  • Asking yourself and ways to figure out
  • The 4 steps to start
  • Ideas brainstorming, if you don’t have already one
  • Tips to analyze the market place and your potential competitors
  • Marketing Plan
  • Branding
  • Ways to obtain capital
  • Establishment process checklist

Let’s now explore the best practices of Young entrepreneurs in Greece, also included in the handbook.

Morfotiko Culture Club

Morfotiko/Culture Club is a non-profit youth organization created by students who decided to empower their future more independently. Club’s vision is to prepare students’ during their studies, enhancing their abilities to enter the corresponded to their degree job market.

One of the best practices of Morfotiko Club’s Business sector is Unique Holidays Bureau an entrepreneurial initiative in the tourism sector activating members’ managerial, marketing, IT, R&D, customer service, and financial capabilities and talents. It is an international office based in Greece that started to operate in the context of the club’s Business Sector. It is operating since 2018 and had expanded in two countries so far, Albania.

Brainshot

BRAINSHOT is a youth streetwear label with an ethos that everyone is equal and able to use fashion as they wish, away from social constraints and ephemeral trends. Each collection features a unisex approach with relaxed silhouettes of all sizes to ensure that no one is excluded.

Elisavet is an empowered youth entrepreneur who started her business activity online by her savings. Even if she faced many challenges at the begging, she continues to learn and she is trying to adapt the feedback received from her clients to create an impacted business activity that can motivate other young people.

Biosan Agriculture Business

Biosan Agriculture business is an agricultural production company, located in Thessaly region and more specifically in Larissa city, a town famous for its tradition in agriculture which is surrounded by rural areas.

Christina Malagari who is managing her family business in the last few years, holds a BA in Agriculture Crop Production and Rural Environment from the University of Thessaly, a Master in Quality Control from Hellenic Open University, and a Certificate in Milk and Diary production from Open Mellow Vocational Xl Training Center. Her vision is to improve and change the cultivation procedures of the family business in an environmentally and healthy way. Thus, she improved the cultivation techniques adding fewer medicines for growing vegetables.

Biosan Wine & Spirits

Biosan Wine & Spirits is a family-owned liquor store at the center of Larissa city. What makes this place special is that most of the wines are organic from small wineries from all over Greece. Most of the wines are in bulk and anyone can try them out and buy as much as they want.

Malagaris Jason, who is managing the liquor store, studies in the Department of Agricultural Engineering Technologists of the University of Applied Science of Thessaly. At the same time, he is also working in the production of olive oil (PDO) from Samos Island. His vision is to gain more experience in the production of olive oil to start producing his products and sell them in his store.

Read more details about the Best Practices on the Handbook!

The handbook Youth entrepreneurship & Best Practices of young Greek Entrepreneurs is developed within the framework or the Erasmus + project EYE in RURAL (project number: 2018-2-TR01-KA205-060888), where IED – The Institute of Entrepreneurship Development participates as a partner, in cooperation with Adana Governship (Turkey), ACD La Hoya: Spanish Cultural and Sports Association (Spain), ÇKA – Cukurova Development Agency: regional public authority (Turkey), Autokreacja Foundation: an organization fostering the active participation in civil society through various initiatives in the field of social economy (Poland) and Karaisalı Municipality (Turkey).

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Julia Bachousi
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