The kick off meeting of Project “Training Entrepreneurs in Connecting Generations and Supporting Successful Business Succession Planning for micro-SMEs” “In to Generation” was held in Ankara, Turkey from 10th to 12th of December 2014. The project partners and attendances of the meeting were informed about the current situation of SME’s in partners’ countries (Turkey, Greece, Spain, Bulgaria and Germany). Each partner presented the main difficulties that SMEs, specifically family businesses, confront in their country. In addition, valuable feedback was provided by the partners and unanimously decided the next steps of project’s implementation.

 

 

In to Generation Project is a project funded by European Commission and aims to provide useful information, training about the function of SMEs, knowledge in day-to-day procedures and assistance by a consulting role to the owners of family businesses (SMEs and micro SMEs) using the tools of modern technology.

 

   

 

 

The Project offers to micro-SMEs

  • Current situation in the field of family management and business practices.
  • A curriculum and training material that follows a case study approach through which, successors can learn via handy examples, concepts and business practices.
  • A portable self-assessment service through Android based mobile application which facilitates successful business transfer and exchange of best practices between micro-SMEs. 
  • Testing phase and results with 150 micro-SMEs in Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Spain and Turkey.