The Secretariat for Tourism and Entrepreneurship of the Municipality of Tivat has activated a program line for providing mentoring services for micro, small, medium enterprises and entrepreneurs engaged in production or provision of services.
It is a free, non-financial support that aims to reduce the number of failed companies, by providing long-term support to the entrepreneur or company through the joint implementation of activities such as:
- Diagnosis - analysis of the current situation in the company, or with the entrepreneur;
- Assistance in the preparation of development activities / plans and their implementation, in order to achieve the best possible business results;
- Advising and coordinating activities aimed at accessing funds, government business support programs, new technologies, consulting services, etc .;
- Assistance in finding business partners and establishing business cooperation.
The mentoring service has been active since last year, when three companies used this opportunity. The competition for 2020 is underway.
A mentor is a qualified person who has a certificate that he has successfully completed mentoring training organized by certified mentors of the Development Agency of Serbia and JICA consultants in the field of company diagnostics, financial management, marketing, business plan writing, production management, business communication and human resources development.
The process of mentoring companies, conducted on behalf of the Municipality of Tivat by Petar Vujović, Secretary of the Secretariat for Tourism and Entrepreneurship as a certified mentor according to the Japanese methodology, is based on an established mentoring scheme, developed in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The mentoring training was realized within the project "Establishment and promotion of mentoring services for small and medium enterprises in the countries of the Western Balkans, Phase 2", organized by the Ministry of Economy and the Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA.
Mentoring includes an analysis of the current situation in the company, ie the entrepreneur; assistance in the preparation of development activities / plans and their implementation, in order to achieve the best possible business results; advising and coordinating activities aimed at accessing funds, government business support programs, new technologies, consulting services, etc .; and support in finding business partners and establishing business cooperation.
Through mentoring, employees and business owners are opened to see things from a different perspective, the entrepreneurial spirit is developed, and a new value and stronger economy is created, which leads to a higher standard. A Mentors works on building and strengthening practical and theoretical knowledge, as well as the skills to provide quality support to all who need it.