An entrepreneur masters his products and the know-how of the services he renders. But issues like taxation, making contracts, building a net portal, selecting subcontractors, arranging book-keeping etc. may puzzle an entrepreneur. It may come as a surprise how wide is the scope of things an entrepreneur will face as he launches and develops his business.[Read more…] about NEBA blog: Need for counsellors
All of us agree, that we need new businesses. We need more jobs for people and new innovations to develop the economy and industries. New start-ups are something we would like to see coming up in all the countries in the world.
Many countries and economies are investing time, expertise and money to help the start-ups to be born. Important element in this investment is the business start-up training. What kind of training we need?[Read more…] about NEBA blog: Competency based entrepreneurship and business start-up training
Good thing with new innovations and technological solutions is that it usually opens new perspectives and possibilities to do things. The same applies to education and teaching. New technological innovations are opening new possibilities to organize and provide training. We have good online platforms, excellent games to use as a tool for learning, programs to analyse learning results etc.
However, I would still like to point out, that the core of entrepreneurship is not changed and the entrepreneurial learning is not dependent of technical solutions but something else. What is entrepreneurship? How to learn entrepreneurship? [Read more…] about NEBA blog: New technology and teaching entrepreneurship
Adidas work is a must for an entrepreneur. It means literally footwork which he needs to engage himself guided by an entrepreneur’s mind. From a thought to an action is the world’s shortest route to work. To an entrepreneur it is never too long in any situation.
Adidas work comprises of clarifying issues and backgrounds, mapping out partners, collecting market information and seeking potential clientele. It is the necessary spadework in which one sweats and breaks ground digging beneath the surface as deep as the demand asks for. Sometimes it means physical action by getting out and networking or meeting potential customers. Other times it means seeking information from more than just one expert. This may cost euros at the time yet can possibly save them in the future. A business plan can be written in two days however with thorough adidas work it may take as long as two months.
We often hear somebody say that he or she would start a business if they only could find a good business idea to start with. At NEBA we believe that in many cases you only have to ask yourself one question to get started in being an entrepreneur: What do you have in your hand? The skills you have can be the foundation of a new business.
There are many business opportunities available around each of us. Sometimes you only need to come up with a good idea. Many well-known businesses have been based on a simple idea – something that would have been possible to invent for the most of us. [Read more…] about NEBA blog: Recognizing a business opportunity
A few years ago we did a small study as we wanted to know how new start up entrepreneurs see their future as entrepreneurs. We posed them several questions about their motivation to learn what had been the main reasons to become entrepreneurs. We also wanted to know how they see their main success factors. What is their main goal? Do they see the business mainly as a means of employing themselves or do they aim to grow the company and employ other people too? Or is it about making a dream come true?