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The Flagship Project ” Sustainable Rural Development ”. Youth Entrepreneurship Conference October 22 nd and 23 rd , 2013 Some conclusions. Discussions in the Latvian conference.

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The flagship project sustainable rural development

The Flagship Project”Sustainable Rural Development”

Youth Entrepreneurship Conference

October 22nd and 23rd, 2013


Discussions in the latvian conference
Discussions in the Latvianconference

  • What are the five most important things that would make you attracted to settle in a rural area and build your future there?

  • What is your driving force to try to find solutions to a challenge instead of seeing problems? What triggers your entrepreneurial ability? Why are you realizing certain ideas and dreams?

  • What are the support systems for young rural entrepreneurs that you know about in your country?

Personal and subjective reflections
Personal and subjectivereflections

  • There is not oneunique or ”right” wayofentrepreneurship. Thereareseveral

  • Wehavemetwithvery different entrepreneurs

  • Usingresourcesavailable, combiningthemto get some kind of new outcome

  • Different ways in to business

  • Strong but different drivingforces

Driving forces
Driving forces

  • ”Making the world a little bit better”

  • Using the fishingculture and products and addingvaluetodevlopemoretypesofincome

  • Using the horses you ”happenedtobuy” tocreate a business

  • Wantingto be a millioneerbefore 30

  • Making a good business from the love offarming

  • Disabilitytoresist the challengeof a problem or unusedresource

Ways to business
Ways to business

  • Training from parents, an entrepreneurialor artistical familyenvironment

  • Training by organisingparties, sales, events..

  • Dedication in educationwith focus on a goal from the start

  • Wantingto live in a rural area and beingforcedtoinvent an occupation

  • Findingyourselfas ownerofsome horses

High targets and moderate goals
Hightargets and moderate goals

  • Somehavereallyhigh, in my perpective(or for me) unreachablegoals.

  • Somearedevelopingduring the way and mayberaising the targets

  • Somearepleasedjust whenpeopleare happy (more or less)

Support measures
Support measures

  • Thereare lots of support systems and fundingavailable in all the countries

  • Search for the information!

  • ”Knock on every door”!

Some quotations

  • Being full of good and innovative ideas and at the same time being critical to all of them, is easier if you are in a team.

  • Good ideas are only 10% butthe ability to implement the ideas is 90% of the success

  • The family and the resourceswehavearesomeof the mostimportant assets wehave.

  • Train an ”elevator presentation” ofyour business idea

  • “Have no fear of perfection, you will never reach it”

More quotations

  • There are no miracles. It is about hard work and focus

  • Do not do it for the money but for the joy of the children, of your family or other people

  • Be not afraid of failures and mistakes

  • Be honest to your customers and keep what you have promised