Every year many well-functioning family-run companies disappear due to the inability to find successors to the business leaders. Despite existing succession schemes in some countries, there is still overall limited experience and awareness on business ownership transfer. The project ENTER-transfer aims to facilitate business succession at national and transnational level. The project will develop innovative tools and services that will streamline the business succession process and help sustaining family companies.
Moreover, the project will develop a matchmaking portal for companies that seek succession, a toolbox with practical guidelines for both succession seeking companies and succession seekers, and strategies for creating favourable conditions for business succession. The joint efforts of the partners will result in improved awareness and succession-supporting capacities of public bodies through trainings and regional strategies, strengthened skills and competences of young entrepreneurs, owners of family businesses and their descendants by targeted trainings.
In the Prešov region, on 12th and 13th November 2018, two pilot action meetings took place, with aim to collect feedback of partners on the model progression and discuss over set of criteria prepared in order to improve the matchmaking formula based on which the future project output, the matchmaking tool will be based.
More information will follow soon.