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26. April 2016.

Leskovac - Around 200 entrepreneurial initiatives were presented at the sixth fair of entrepreneurship, which, as part of the project "A Chance for a New Beginning", was organized by the Serbian Association of Managers (SAM), the DNA Communications Agency and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

The fair, which was organized in partnership with the Leskovac Regional Chamber of Commerce and the local self-government of the city of Leskovac, aroused great interest of the citizens, while around 400 visitors to the fair were registered. They had the opportunity to hear more about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ideas that could be implemented by means of a few hundred or thousand euros. The entrepreneurial initiatives designed on the basis of months of research, and those in accordance with the specific needs of each region in Serbia, were presented.

The fair was attended by about ten local organizations, who presented their support programs for small business, while the accompanying program of the fair consisted of educational lectures. Visitors were able to obtain more information on the challenges of entrepreneurship from the successful entrepreneurs who had already started their own small businesses.

Katarina Obradovic Jovanovic, the Assistant Minister of Economy, said that "A Chance for a New Beginning" contributed greatly to the activities related to the "Year of Entrepreneurship".

"This year, the government has provided 16 billion dinars for supporting entrepreneurship  through 33 assistance programs, out of which two programs for launching business operations will be announced.  That is why it is very important to create an entrepreneurial spirit, so that as many young people as possible could opt for taking the path of entrepreneurship, and not only young people, but also others who are willing to get engaged in entrepreneurial waters and be their own bosses. "

The event was hosted by the High Business School in Leskovac.  

Source: Leskovac News, Jugpress and Coordination Body