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  • Beneficiaries are unemployed people who desire to develop business activity as well as new and existing micro entrepreneurs of the covered programme area.
  • The purpose of this project is to create a sustainable structure in order to provide business development services or BDS in the cross border area
  • The business development services or BDS will support micro-entrepreneurs and facilitate the establishment of start ups, aiming at the enhancement of their productivity, profitability and competitiveness
  • The overall aim of the project is to contribute to the generation of sustainable economic activities and job creation in the cross-border area


Creating Opportunities beyond Microcredit on European Microfinance Day

  • 20/10/2016

On the occasion of the European Microfinance Day (EMD), the Business and Cultural Development Centre (KEPA) in cooperation with the Municipality of Thessaloniki, organize an open event under the title “Creating Opportunities beyond microcredit” on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at the City Council’ s Conference Hall.

The initiative pursues a couple of significant objectives...

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Closing Event for microSTARS Project

  • 19/10/2016

Upon completion of the pilot operation for the two Business Development Services Centers in Thessaloniki and Kilkis, the Business and Cultural Development Centre (KEPA), as the lead partner of the project entitled “Invest in people of the cross-border area” – “microSTARS” that is being implemented under the Priority Axis 1: “Enhancement of cross-border economic development”...

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Workshop upon Key Benefits of Social Media for Business

  • 13/10/2016

“Internet Use and Social Media Development” ranks among the most popular topics, which was essentially presented during the third, within October, microSTARS Workshop, and held at the conference hall of Thessaloniki Chamber of Small and Medium Sized industries (VETH). The participants were given the opportunity to become familiar with web communication, realize the importance...

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"Sales Promotion" opens up the microSTARS Workshops for October

  • 07/10/2016

In the light of the heavy demand for microSTARS Workshops, October is up and running, having already two sessions dealing with “Sales Promotion” , that were held on 5th and 6th of October, at KEPA’s headquarters. The participants were given the opportunity to comprehend the meaning of “sales promotion” and “promotional mix”, get acquainted with...

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High demand for the new series of microSTARS Workshops

  • 30/09/2016

The new topics “Sales Promotion” and “Family Vs Business Budgeting” that were included in the new series of microSTARS Workshops, multiplied the participations at a level, that the number of groups for October surpassed the expected. Therefore,...

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Internal Workshop within the framework of the microSTARS project

  • 27/09/2016

An internal workshop for the partners of the microSTARS project, took place on September 26th, 2016, at the Business Development Services Centre, which is located in Kilkis. The workshop aimed at the exchange of specific know-how, between the two partners...

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