Care of Business
A platform for growth
Welcome to Care of Business – the accelerator and investment-readiness program, aimed at foreign-born entrepreneurs based in Sweden. Our aim is to shorten the integration time for newly arrived entrepreneurs who want to start a business.
Care of Business 2017/ 2018 started in September and is running in two locations: Stockholm and Skåne where 19 entrepreneurs will work on their businesses over the course of the next 10 months. To help them grow, we’ve devised a program combining group meetings, individual coaching and online support.
What previous entrepreneurs say:
”The information and the tools we have received in Care of Business have really helped us a lot. First, it helped us to be more confident and more focused on what are we doing. For example, when we meet a customer we are now more aware of what to do and how to progress in sales, which have really made a huge different. November and December last year we were therefore able to sell more than any time before in our journey.
The second thing I really want to stress is the great amount of knowledge we have received when it comes to writing a business plan or applying for funds. We have had a really hard time in the past deciding which fund should we apply to or which organization can we ask for money or even writing up a long term business plan. Now we have managed to apply for several grants and define a proper business plan all in less than 6 months. I really believe that we are much stronger now and more aware of how the Swedish market works and the different opportunities out there.” Kotada Yonus, founder of Öresundspuls
“Participating in Care of Business has given me all the confidence I needed to approach and win customers. I come from a small village in Ethiopia and I had not met many foreigners before and had never met a Swedish person. I learnt how to set up a business and have now registered a company since I am getting more customer and think I can do this full time from next year” Sofiya Hussein, founder of Sohamo Fashion and serial entrepreneur.