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First Business Centre Offering Free Expert Support to Open in Zagreb in March

PUThe first ever business centre, which will, amongst other things, provide free professional support to entrepreneurs in various areas of business, is to open in the Croatian capital Zagreb in March…

A website (www.plaviured.hr), which will offer daily on-line support, will also be launched as part of the first business centre.

“At the Zagreb Business center entrepreneurs will be able to get specific and accurate information on all issues that concern them. They will be able to get educated, get advise, it will be a place for networking and exchange of ideas and the like. The centre will promote entrepreneurship, and thus the economic picture of Zagreb,” Mirka Jozić from the City Office for Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship said.

The business centre, which will take on the name ‘Plavi Ured’ (Blue Office), will help entrepreneurs and business people, who are often faced with the problem of lack of information or not knowing where to turn when they have a question or a problem. It is envisaged that the centre will be a one-stop shop for those wanting information about entering the business world. Information will also be accessible to students, foreign students and the unemployed.

“We also plan to expand out activities to foreign investors who are interested in doing business in the Zagreb region,” Jozić added, saying that to start with a team of six experts will be working for the centre.

“They are experts who cover different areas: grants, self-employment, EU funds, project management, finance, innovation, marketing, law, sales, public relations … Mostly these are people who have been working with entrepreneurs of all levels, as mentors, educators, counselors, “Jozić said.

All services at the business centre, located at Vodnikova 12 in downtown Zagreb, will be free of charge.

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