Created in 2016, the Entrepreneur Support Office – Empreende + is an initiative by AERLIS (Associação Empresarial da Região de Lisboa) which is supported by Oeiras City Council and aims to support entrepreneurs in the region, but also all those who intend to reorganise, reconfigure, restructure or even internationalise their business. Get to know this structure in a little more detail.
1. What is the mission of the Entrepreneur Support Office – Empreende +?
According to the information on the Empreende + portal, the main mission of this organisation is the “promotion and development of entrepreneurial spirit through its training, support in the preparation of business plans, support for the incubation of projects and/or restructuring of existing businesses and support for internationalisation, always focusing on the success of the business.
2. What services does the Entrepreneur Support Office provide?
One of the distinguishing factors of the Entrepreneur Support Office – Empreende + lies precisely in the fact that “it has an integrated service, encompassing all the key aspects, supported by technicians from various areas of expertise”. Among the services provided, the following are included: support for business creation; training and qualification of entrepreneurs; development of business plans; consultancy and mentoring during the 1st year of activity; information on incentives and financing possibilities.
3. How many people has the Entrepreneur Support Office helped since its creation?
According to information released this week by Oeiras City Council (which recently approved financial support for this organisation in the amount of 50,000 euros), since its launch, the Entrepreneur Support Office has provided support to 1,071 people, resulting in an investment in the Oeiras Municipality of 2.5 million euros and 175 effective jobs.