“The SME Buyers’ Club” educational program by CEPOR

October 2018

In October 2018 FAME project was promoted among entrepreneurs – owners of SMEs with growth potential – participants of  CEPOR’s “The SME Buyers’ Club” educational program. The program was developed based on the good European practice in education aimed on preparation of entrepreneurs for small business takeover. In Europe, sale of the company represents exit option for more than 40% of aging entrepreneurs who are planning their retirement. In Croatia, it is important to raise the interest of growing SMEs for taking over small businesses whose owners want to retire, especially in the cases when their children are not interested to continue family business and opt for different career path.

The results of FAME project were promoted among members of CEPOR's Assembly on annual meeting in December 2018.  Members or CEPOR's Assembly are representatives of  institutional founders of CEPOR: Institute of Economics Zagreb, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek – Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Institute for International Relations Zagreb, Croatian Chamber of Economy, Croatian Chamber of Crafts and Trades, Development Agency Međimurje – Čakovec, IDA Istrian Development Agency – Pula, Center for Entrepreneurship Osijek.  CEPOR's participation in the project was highly rated as well as the project results.