Entrepreneurship training for Third-country Nationals

The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry introduced a new program for non-EU citizens residing in Bulgaria.

Written and edited by Scott Green, photo by Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) invites all Third-country Nationals to take part in their entrepreneurship training course. Have you always wanted to learn how to run your own business? Do you want to be your own boss? Well here’s your opportunity to learn the basics. The training is held online from 7-17 December 2021 and is within the scope of the IMMIJOBS project -Building the Capacity of Intermediary Organizations to Support the Employment of Third-Country Nationals.  

The course will consist of 20 hours of learning held across five sessions. The course topics cover 14 key areas, among which are: basics of entrepreneurship, development of business and marketing plans, the realization of business ideas, and sources of funding. The aim of this training course is to develop the entrepreneurial potential of third-country nationals and to support their integration into the Bulgarian labor market.  

This training course is open to non-EU citizens residing in Bulgaria, and as the sessions are conducted in Bulgarian, at least a basic understanding of the Bulgarian language is required.  Attendance is free of charge and you simply need to send your updated CV (in Europass format) to [email protected] by 3 December. Once your application has been approved you will be provided with the links to access the sessions.   




Tue, 7 December

09:00 - 12:00

- The nature and meaning of entrepreneurship. Types of entrepreneurship.

- Entrepreneurship and innovation.

- Factors for development of entrepreneurship: macroenvironment, social factors, political, and demographic

Thur, 9 December

09:00 - 12:00

- Entrepreneurial process, entrepreneurial thinking, and behavior. Business idea - nature and sources of inspiration.

- Creative methods and techniques for identifying opportunities and creating business ideas.

- Preliminary evaluation of business ideas. From business ideas to a sustainable business model.

Mon, 13 December

09:00 - 12:00

- Business planning. Main business plan. Marketing plan.

- Entrepreneurial and conservative company culture.

- Characteristics of the entrepreneur. Main types of entrepreneurs.

Wed, 15 December

09:00 - 12:00

- Entrepreneur motivation. Entrepreneurial risk.

- Ethical business behavior, corporate social responsibility, and environmental thinking.

- The ability to manage time, formulate goals, and make decisions.

Fri, 17 December

09:00 - 12:00

- Self-assessment of personality and entrepreneurial skills (test of entrepreneurial skills.)

- Forms for the realization of an entrepreneurial idea. Sources of funding.

This schedule is a draft and the finalized version will be emailed to participants.

You can contact the European Integration and Projects Directorate on 02 8117 553 if you have further questions.

The BCCI believes that this training course will contribute to the development of your entrepreneurial skills and will lead to a more successful integration in the labor market and society.

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