Completed project

Establishing a Business Support Centre for Women Entrepreneurship

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Duration: August 1, 2005 – July 1, 2006

Project objective:
Establishing a small business development center within Ruse Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) as a specialized department providing training, education, practical work with customers, consultancy and support their better access to financing in order to start their business or work as craftsmen. RCCI has a long-lasting tradition in providing services to SMEs and recently has opened local branch office of the National Vocational Training Center. There are also experienced advisors and trainers, some of them with a practical experience in MBDC in USA. The model that was studied at Atlanta MBDC, within South DeKalb Business incubator will be adapted to the conditions and specifics of the local Bulgarian social, cultural and economic environment.

Location: Ruse

Results: Establishment of small business centre for development in the structure of RCCI aiming at encouragement of women enterpreneurship.

Project partner(s):

  • RCCI (Lead Partner)
  • NCVT

Project Donor(s): US Embassy in Bulgaria: Democratic Commission Small Grants Program