Good Practice: Support to Ongoing Entrepreneurs
Support to Ongoing Entrepreneurs
|Short description|| The Programme “Support to Ongoing Entrepreneurs”, is one more step within a wider Programme: the ONCE Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programme.
To goal of the programme “Support to Ongoing Entrepreneurs” is to empower entrepreneurs with disabilities once their business activities have started, through specific and customized training, in order to foster the consolidation and sustainability of their initiatives.
Course for entrepreneurs:
The course was open to up to 50 persons, with the following criteria:
Right of people with disabilities to work, which is one of the main principles and goals of the ONCE Foundation, as well as the empowerment of people with disabilities and their social inclusion, in the mainstream environment where possible.
Alignment with national and European framework. The ONCE Foundation and FSC Inserta always take into account initiatives, principles and objectives suggested by national and European bodies, in order to get profit of synergies and share resources. Our programs are not isolated or static, but part of a whole within the current social and economic context. Specifically, this programme is aligned to the principles of the European Social Fund 2007-2013 (which runs until 2015), and more specifically of those of the Operational Programme for the Fight against Discrimination.
Alignment with the strategy of the ONCE Foundation and FSC Inserta. The design and execution of the Programme reflects the same values inspiring the management of our organization: commitment, responsibility, transparency, client orientation, service quality and customization.
Current trend in Spain, with many initiatives emerging to support entrepreneurship.
Business consolidation, through provision of training on two essential issues: Finance Management and on Digital Marketing.
Control and monitoring (Quality). Being consistent with our organization’s values, the Programme includes a control and result-monitoring system, in order to check the efficacy of its measures and allow its re-orientation or re-design according to them.
|Conclusions and results||
The course for entrepreneurs, as one more step within our Entrepreneurship Programme, is innovative, since:
The Programme arises within a wider Entrepreneurship Programme, which started in 1988, when the ONCE Foundation was created, as part of the Grant Programme to promote employment of people with disabilities.
Later, in 2000, FSC Inserta, in the framework of the “For Talent” Programme (co-financed by the European Social Fund), joins the Programme, providing training, consulting (help to develop the viability plan and apply for grants) and monitoring to those persons with disability choosing this employment option, thus becoming a more Comprehensive Programme.
In 2015 the ONCE Foundation launches a Study on Entrepreneurship, in order to assess and evaluate the results of the Entrepreneurship Programme (and specifically of the last few years: 2009-2015) with different goals:
Following the results of the study and according to the needs identified a specific training course on Financial Management and Digital Marketing is offered to granted entrepreneurs.
Officer Department of Grants and Employment Programs - Ana Juviño: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sebastián Herrera, 15 - 28012 Madrid - Spain
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