In April and May of 2017, CEED Bulgaria conducted workshops on business development and corporate social responsibility (CSR) for 200+ SMEs in six cities across Bulgaria. The program was developed with the Swiss Institute (SIFE) and with support from the Bulgarian-Swiss Cooperation Program. The goal of the workshops was to raise awareness about the value of responsible businesses and share strategies about how to implement …Bulgaria, CSR
In October of 2016, CEED Bulgaria surveyed 100 SMEs and discovered 99% were interested in learning about innovative corporate social responsibility (CSR) models for business growth and to make their companies more competitive. Swiss companies have been recognized as best in class in their CSR practices therefore, CEED Bulgaria partnered with The Swiss Institute for Entrepreneurship (SIFE) in order to impart best practices and practical …Bulgaria, CSR
On February 25, 2017, CEED Bulgaria launched a new project which aims support Uzbek and Turkmen Business Intermediary Organizations (BIOs) and SMEs with the development of logistic supply chain, the storage and distribution of goods, and training. In addition, the project will contribute to establishing institutional and legal mechanisms for public-private partnership through the institutional support of business associations working in the field of transport …Bulgaria
In January 2016, CEED Bulgaria, in close partnership with Innovation Norway, started a four months project focused on Green Innovations and Business Models for SMEs in Bulgaria. A 2-module training program based on best practices and examples from Norway was developed by Norwegian and Bulgarian experts. More than 200 SMEs and entrepreneurs from the country were trained and improved their knowledge on green innovations and …Bulgaria
Ivanov is the CEO and co-founder of StorPool Storage. The company was founded at the end of 2011 when the team realized existing storage solutions were unable to match the demand of the customers – storage was expensive, complex, and hard to scale. This gap in the market inspired Boyan Ivanov, Boyan Krosnov (CPO, StorPool) and Yanko Yankulov (CTO, StorPool) to take a new approach …Bulgaria
Central Asia is one of the least understood regions of the world and is in the midst of a massive transformation from socialist command system to free market economy. Although there are many small and medium sized enterprises in the region, very few resources exist to support them in their growth. CEED Bulgaria has spearheaded efforts to work with entrepreneurs and executives to help them …Bulgaria, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan
Stoyan Irinkov, Boris Sanchez and Bozhidar Iliev are Co-Founders of MaistorPlus.com, an online marketplace that connects homeowners with home improvement professionals. The platform gives professionals the opportunity to secure more work, expand their businesses and choose their next engagement. The platform also provides homeowners with a fast and easy way to compare prices while finding reliable professionals to meet their needs.
Several years ago Stoyan, Boris, …Bulgaria
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Starting a business as a young entrepreneur is not easy. Atanas Tonchev developed a website that reviews restaurants (www.zavedenia.bg) which had strong content after a year of work. www.zavedenia.com was not yet cash positive after a years time so Atanas decided to join CEED Bulgaria in order to make connections to other businessmen and women who have gone through similar struggles. According to Atanas, “CEED …Bulgaria