In the Action Plan carried out by the School of Industrial Organization (EOI) and Fundesarte developed within the framework of the project CRAFTS CODE project, it is highlighted that the lack of business skills to develop models of business, strategy, and management in craft companies, together with the lack of digital skills and the small average size of craft units are some of the main weaknesses of the sector.

In order to face that weakness, EOI-Fundesarte has designed a series of training programs so that consolidated companies can improve their situation and entrepreneurs can start their activity with all the tools and knowledge to do so. The courses have a duration of 60 teaching hours and are 100% free and online. In addition, each participant will have 10 hours of personalized tutorials to deal with their specific case. The courses are the following:

1. Craft business consolidation courses

The objective of this course is to improve the competitiveness of craft companies through training in business models, finance and accounting, marketing and sales, product development, sustainability, digitization, and internationalization.

The program is aimed at employed or self-employed professionals whose activity is related to crafts, product design, fashion or belongs to the creative industries sector. The schedule will be Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. People from the following autonomous communities may apply for this course: Andalusia, Aragon, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Cantabria, Catalonia, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y León, Valencian Community, Madrid Community, La Rioja, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra, and Basque Country.

2. Craft entrepreneurship courses

The objective of this course is to promote the development of entrepreneurial projects linked to the artisan and creative sector through training in business models, product development, digital marketing, finance, legal, sustainability, or marketing.

The program is aimed at innovative entrepreneurs with business projects at an early stage of development and/or who have recently created the company (maximum 6 months before enrolling in the project). The schedule will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 2-3 afternoons a week (days not yet confirmed). People from any autonomous community may apply for this course.

For both courses, those people who show great motivation and commitment, and who wish to improve their skills and abilities, as well as acquire knowledge to improve the competitiveness of their companies, will be selected. Interested people can register from the following link. The registration period for both courses ends on October 16.

These programs are financed by the European Social Fund and the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism of Spain.

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