• Professional training through 8 practical training sessions, where experiences, knowledge and business ideas are shared between entrepreneurs / managers and mentors in open discussions, and where learning based on the successes and mistakes of others is happening, in a relaxed business atmosphere;
• Unique opportunity for mentoring by best Macedonian and regional entrepreneurs and managers per participant;
• Direct meetings with local companies as well as companies from the region and the world, establishing business contacts and acquiring new business knowledge;
• Access to the investors in Macedonia, the region, EU and U.S.A, contacts with the USAID projects and other international organizations.
Prospective founders, sons or daughters of the founders, managers and entrepreneurs.
Participants have to be interested in expanding their business(regional/EU/global),and to own or to work in companies that grow by an average of 10 % annually
Who should participate?
What is included in the program?EXPERIENCE EXCHANGE, WORKSHOPS AND BEST PRACTICES From the entrepreneurs for the entrepreneurs (eight 5-hour sessions)
• Leadership and key questions every entrepreneur should know;
• Preparing the company for growth;
• Managing with human capital;
• Finance for entrepreneurs;
• Funding for development;
• Effective and repeatable sales and export;
• Effective marketing implementation;
• Growth through mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships/How to make a good sale or buy a company;
Unique opportunity to receive mentorship by 1 of the best Macedonian and regional entrepreneurs. Business consulting has a purpose to summon in one place young and enthusiastic entrepreneurs, responsible for fast growing companies, together with experienced and well known entrepreneurs and managers in order for mutual experience exchange and sharing of ideas to occur; such mutual cooperation between them would encourage the inter-generational collaboration, growth and progress.
Robin Zimbakov, General Manager – SolopromAs the first generation of participants in the CEED Grow program we got a chance to move out from our comfort zone and our managerial routines, to meet collegues from other branches and openly discuss our managerial challenges, regional trends and and dilemmas.
Sasho Jovanovski, General Manager – DatalabWhen I signed up for the program and I saw the list of topics most of them did sound familiar and in that moment I thought to myself that this will be just a review. As changes were happening on the market and in my company, as we were working on the topics I figured out that they were applicable at the moment more than have I expected. Those are topics that every manager from time to time should review, confirm or improve.
Vasko Temelkoski, manager – Еuromak KontrolCeed Grow is a unique program which offers innovation, creativity, meetings with local and regional entrepreneurs. Interactive program with many events, presentations from remarkable leaders from the business sector and well known entrepreneurs. Honestly I’d suggest this programm to every young entrepreneur because they’ll learn a lot and learn how to improve and obtain the right tools that they can use in their own business. The biggest gain is that I started to think globally and act regionally.
Goran Antevski, General Manager – Rade Konchar TEPExcellent organization, interesting program and remarkable staff. With the CEED Grow program we made a lot of new contacts with other companies in Macedonia, the neighbouring countries and countries from the Balkan region.
Dejan Vanevski, manager for Мacedonia – WrigleyPersonally, I reached a higher level of selfconfidence and I did create excellent new contacts that helped me fix some of the business situations that looked grim. I obtained new kind and useful friends and I also gained experience in the business communcation in different sector. I’d advise everybody who wants to learn how to run a business to take part in the CEED Grow program.
Marjana Тоdorova Georgieva, owner – ЈаbivaThe CEED Grow program offers lectures that in many aspects are related to running a business, showing presentations and theories on well known presentors, who build up a discussion among the listeners – experienced professionals who deal with their obstacles on daily basis. The biggest value is getting to know others and share the experiences with the members of the program and the club. Ofcourse it’s all about the hidden power of networking; even when you are not aware it works for you.
Viktorija Shotaroska Trajkova, Sales Manager – P.I.К.КоThrough the CEED Grow program I had the chance to get to know my positive and negative aspects in working. I identified the parts where I needed to improve and I’m stil eager for the results of my participation in the program to have influence on my business. I also highly advise taking part in the CEED Grow program to all my friends and coworkers from all different branches to take part cause of the networking, creating new friendships, learning from practitioners about the everyday struggles that we face and the experience we obtain from all kind of different aspects is great.
Enkeleda Stefanovska, General Director – Аd VerbumExperience exchange, new friends, new business contacts and education through unusuall and practical lectures. I’d suggest the program to each and every entrepreneur and manager whose goal is to improve at personal and professional level. In some way CEED Grow is creating the new business elite whose importance is immense for the business climate in Macedonia and the region.
Sashko Tasev, General Manager – Mebel ViWith the help of CEED Grow program now l see new perspectives and ways of thinking as a manager. I changed my opinion that we don’t have to produce everything by ourselves to make a profit.