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IBL: Inclusive Business Launch Pad - An Accelerator Programme for Disadvantaged Entrepreneurs in Microbusinesses is an Erasmus+ K2 project that runs from October 2020 to June 2023.

The IBL project aims to develop interventions that can aid EU citizens from the target group in microbusinesses. So they have access to training and group support that will further grow and enhance their ability to innovate and expand business ideas and export opportunities across the EU and beyond. The project will develop a new training programme specifically tailored to the target group’s needs, which will be delivered alongside action learning groups that will support participants in putting learning into action and taking positive steps towards achieving business growth. This will be supported through the provision of an Online Business Launch Pad. This platform will provide access to a range of resources. It will also be accessible to a wider group of users to access project resources in countries outside of the partnership and over the long term.

Objectives

To develop an innovative training programme for disadvantaged entrepreneurs who run microbusinesses across Europe that are facing extra challenges to growing and running their business.
To develop interventions that can aid EU citizens from the target groups in microbusinesses. Generate access to training and group support that will further grow and enhance their ability to innovate and expand business ideas and export opportunities across the EU beyond.
To develop a new training programme, specifically tailored to the needs of the target group, which will be delivered alongside action learning groups that will support participants in putting learning into action and taking positive steps towards achieving business growth.

Outputs

Creating an Inclusive Business delivery for Microbusinesses: A Framework Report.
Accelerator Business Launch Pad Training Programme.
Business Launch Pad Circles.
The Online Business Launch Pad: An online platform.

Target groups

Microbusinesses entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurs, owners, and managers from microbusinesses who are facing a disadvantage (being a migrant, having a disability, lone parent, 50+, or women currently underrepresented in businesses).

Intermediary business organisations