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Nordea Business School opens its fifth anniversary training season

New and potential entrepreneurs are welcome to apply for a six-month study course

To support the future of business, the Nordea Business School “From Idea to Investor” is opening its fifth anniversary training season. For the fifth year in a row, new and potential entrepreneurs will be able to study for six months free of charge in order to gain valuable knowledge, get practical advice and learn from the experience of leading industry experts and entrepreneurs. At the end of the training program, the most successful business ideas will be presented to potential investors. Applicants are welcome to enrol by 13 October by filling in the application form on www.nordea.lv/biznesaskola

“The Nordea Business School course continues to grow and develop, and has already proved itself to be a highly appreciated and valuable tool for supporting potential and new entrepreneurs. During four years, the Nordea Business School has received around 3,500 business ideas, more than 200 new entrepreneurs have participated in the study course, and one third of them have presented their ideas to potential investors and have successfully started their own businesses,” states Kristīne Lomanovska, the author of the idea behind Nordea Business School. “One of the keys to success, by all means, is a strong and diverse network of partners who share their practical knowledge and provide individual consultations to the new entrepreneur on all issues of interest. The success story, however, which we are proud of year after year, is the involvement and support of Nordea Business School graduates or alumni who share their business experience and success stories every year.”

About the Nordea Business School

The program for support to new entrepreneurs offers a six-month free training course covering a full business start-up package – from elaboration of a business plan, cash flow planning, sales and export consultations to mentoring and coaching, consultations on marketing and brand management, as well as a "date with an investor” at the end of the programme. The Nordea Business School study course is designed for the potential and new entrepreneurs with previous experience in business or industry.

To date Nordea Business School’s graduates include such widely-recognized Latvian brands as exclusive wood mobile phone cases RixWood, coffee production company Andrito Kafijas Grauzdētava, clothing brand PAIYA, children’s designer furniture by KUKUU, healthy lifestyle portal Vegus, Latvian herbal tea in unique packaging TOK-TOK-TEA, designer articles with Latvian ethnographic symbols by Mājo, a biker accessory Velo sock, designer furniture DUSIS and many others.

Applications for the Nordea Business School “From Idea to Investor” and more information is available on www.nordea.lv/biznesaskola

Partners of the Nordea Business School: The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, the Mentor Club of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, the Business Support Association Līdere, the knowledge and innovation society ZINIS, the coaching service company Baltic Coaching Centre, personnel training companies Triviums Apmācība and Fontes Vadības Konsultācijas, sales and marketing lecturer Kārlis Apkalns, marketing and brand management expert Inese Kalveite, State Joint-Stock Company Latvijas pasts, communications expert Dagnija Lejiņa, the Latvian Packaging Association, Latvian start-up company Fastr, Kwintet production, logistics specialist Ilzе Baumane and TNT Latvia, intellectual property protection consulting company TriaRobit, entrepreneur and cost-benefit analysis expert Normunds Čiževskis, export consulting and market research company GatewayBaltic, accountancy service company NUMERI, law firm Markvarte Lexchange and recruitment company CV-Online Latvia, the consulting company Demarsch, business information service LID, the Young Entrepreneurs Centre, the finance company Capitalia, the creative advertising agency DDB, the fuel retail company Statoil Fuel & Retail Latvia, and the Latvian Development Financial Institution Altum.