Entrepreneurship has been a part of Norges Vel's core methodology ever since the start. We work with sustainable business development within agriculture, aquaculture and renewable energy. The goal is to advance thriving communities by using local resources and securing that the value created remains in the community. This is true for both Norway and internationally.
It can be challenging to start your own business. But an entrepreneur is responsible for all the choices along the way, choices that determine whether he or she succeeds. Norges Vel assists entrepreneurs every step of the way, from quality control of the business idea to finding the right organisational structure when a new business is being established.
Evironmentally friendly business opportunities
Green entrepreneurship is an important area of focus. Norges Vel wants to promote business development that is environmentally friendly. This is especially relevant within agriculture related to food production and environmentally friendly energy based on the use of leftover resources.
Together with the Norwegian Agriculture Advisory Service, we have developed the course "Business Development on the Farm". The course is for farm owners who wish to develop new business opportunities based on the farms resources.
Advice and courses for entrepreneurs
We run advisory services for entrepreneurs in many regions, and host various entrepreneur courses, both independently and on behalf of the public sector. We do professional assessments of business plans, market research and analysis, hold lectures or give general advice to entrepreneurs who are starting up.
Business development for prosperity
In our international work, entrepreneurship is an important method for increasing prosperity via business development. In Uganda and Tanzania, Norges Vel has established two incubators for business development based on renewable energy. The incubators host entrepreneurs with business ideas for renewable energy and provide advice on all subjects from conceptualisation to implementation and strategic planning, while building network and knowledge. When the businesses are self-sufficient, generally after 6 months to 2 years, they establish themselves outside the incubator and make room for new entrepreneurs.
Creates sustainable business
Both in Norway and internationally, entrepreneurship is about quality assurance of business ideas when new enterprises are to be established. In all of our projects, economic, social, ethical, an environmental factors are assessed to ensure sustainability. We look at efficient utilisation of resources, organisation and collaborative solutions. It is important that we ensure sustainable operations and have an exit strategy when the enterprise can stand on its own.