Another, filling up lately, reservoir of potential entrepreneurs, willing and qualified to take over existing businesses, consists of immigrants. To accomplish successful business transfers of this target group their entrepreneurial potential needs to be tapped and they need to be encouraged to take advantage of all the support they need to become self-employed. This strategy program developed a comprehensive approach building up on three pillars. First competences must be assessed fast and reliable. Then the qualifications of the immigrants need to be strengthened by language, motivation, creativity, entrepreneurial and start-up and takeover trainings. Finally, the information management need to be improved. Immigrants need comprehensive information and repeated intensive individual counselling during the process of becoming a successful SME successor.
The Policy Strategy Program for Immigrants as Entrepreneurs can be accessed here (please click on the picture below to download the pdf file)