Provision of free business consultations for the development of youth entrepreneurship in the cross-border region

Objective: To contribute to the strengthening of business entrepreneurship in the cross-border region by providing specialized advisory support to young people in order to promote youth entrepreneurship.

Target groups: young people under the age of 29 – potential business entrepreneurs who plan to start their own business or improve and develop their existing business.

Achieved results:

  • Consulted young people up to 29 years of age: 27 young people in total.
  • Duration: 3 months, within 504 hours in total.
  • Conducting period: from 10.12.2022 to 10.03.2023.

Type of business consulting provided:

  • Single consultations – 7 young people.
  • Packaged services – 20 young people.

Method of delivery:

  • individual face-to-face, telephone, online and group consultations.
  • Business plans developed by young people – 20 pcs.
  • Held group meetings with businesses/angels – 2 pcs.
  • Information events for the start and finish – 2 pcs.
  • Developed Handbook of the new generation entrepreneur.


Developed under the project “Strengthening the competitiveness and extroversion of cross-border business through the implementation of innovative and specialized actions”, with the acronym INNOBUS

Every budding entrepreneur asks himself thousands of questions. Is entrepreneurship for him? Does it have the necessary qualities? Is his idea good enough to succeed?

The Next Generation Entrepreneurs Handbook is practical, concrete and easy to use. It is designed to meet the needs of the new generation of entrepreneurs.

If you have an idea that you want to realize by starting your own business, you will be able to get inspiration from the videos and short stories of successful entrepreneurs shared in the guide. You will be able to benefit from their experience and see for yourself that every entrepreneur makes mistakes along the way, faces various challenges and yes, there may be failures. But if you are focused and persistent, you will succeed.

What the manual includes:

  • Entrepreneurship – is there a recipe for success?
  • Motivation – why we need it
  • Self-assessment – what we are strong in, what we still need
  • Evaluation of the business idea
  • Business planning
  • Successful examples of Bulgarian entrepreneurs
    Successful examples of EU entrepreneurs
  • Who and how can help us start a business
  • Company registration

Through the manual, every future entrepreneur can make a self-assessment by honestly answering important questions. And to see what difficulties and challenges already successful businessmen, some very young, have gone through. What motivated them to start their business? And how did they make it successful? And more – what resources will be needed, who can help to implement the idea and what are the steps to register a company?

Thanks to the manual, everyone can convince themselves that even the most impossible business idea is feasible. But first one must think carefully, plan carefully and persistently pursue the set goals.

The Next Generation Entrepreneur’s Handbook contains many useful links with practical advice, inspirational stories, revelations and success stories.

The manual is available online in Bulgarian at the following link:

So – it’s time for business. YOUR BUSINESS!


This manual was created by “Business Incubator – Gotse Delchev” under Contract No. INNOBUS-U-03/11.10.2022 with “Na focus” association within the project “Strengthening the competitiveness and extroversion of cross-border business through the implementation of innovative and specialized actions “, with the acronym INNOBUS, Subsidy Agreement No. В6.3а.14/13.04.2021, financed under the Cross-Border Cooperation Program INTERREG V-A Greece-Bulgaria 2014-2020, co-financed by the European Fund for Regional Development and by national funds of the countries participating in the INTERREG V-A Cross-Border Cooperation Program Greece – Bulgaria 2014-2020. The content of the handbook is entirely the responsibility of the “Focus” association and in no way can be assumed to reflect the views of the European Union, the participating countries, the Governing Body and the Joint Secretariat.

Business consultations for young people on 07.03.2023.

Business consultations for young people on 10.03.2023

Results of business counseling for young people