Presentation of the exchange
I found out about a programme from one travel influencer, who posted on Facebook possibilities of exchange programmes abroad. After half a year I decided to leave my job and start my own business. I was speaking about this with my Italian friend living in Prague like me, and she mentioned that she came to Prague through Erasmus for entrepreneurs as well and encouraged me that to join a programme is not so difficult if I will approach it responsibly.
I worked for HE who had tour agency. It was very beneficial, because from the beginning I could participate on the tours and see how HE communicated with customers and how HE tries to make them interested. After we exchange perceptions in the office. I suggested him some improvements. At this time I started to think about this job as very interesting and I could imagine doing something similar in Slovakia. Our country just starting to be noticed by tourists and number of them is increasing. Further days I asked HE questions about tours I liked to know and could aplicate on my business. Further weeks I helped HE do administrative work. Stay at he overcame my expectations, because he showed me a new form of business, which I could add to my original business plan.
Profile of the entrepreneurs
NE: Patricia Sommerova, Czeck Republic
HE: Jose Ricardo Junior Rodrigues Ferreira, Spain
Quote of the NE
Erasmus for entrepreneurs I would recommend to everyone, who wants to run a business. HE offers all know -how basically for free, answer on questions, which young entrepreneurs have and HE can encourage if entrepreneur is insecure.
Quote of the HE
I`m very happy that this programme exists and helps to build an entrepreneurial environment. I spoke with many people about Erasmus for entrepreneurs and they were very surprised by something like this. Seemed to them like such a good idea. It’s A pity that people don’t have more information about it.