Senior Social Entrepreneurship
The professor who had an
Consuelo Gámez Amián
Dehesa de los Monteros
Breeder of purebred Iberian pigs. Producers of top-of-the-range Iberian ham and sausages.
Implementing an environmentally friendly business model.
Generate employment and economic resources in the area.
Knowing how to make the most of the aid provided by the public administration.
Adapt quickly to the crisis and take advantage of changes to become a better company.
Assess the importance of defining roles and tasks in a family business.
“El cochino «rubio» andaluz que conquista China viene de Málaga”
ABC Andalucía [Spanish]
Canal Sur [Spanish]
“Tierra y mar”
Canal Sur [Spanish]
“Promueven la creación de una D.O. para los jamones de la Serranía de Ronda”
Diario Sur [Spanish]
“El cerdo dorado vuelve al mercado”
El Economista [Spanish]
“Jamones ibéricos rubio dorado, un capricho asiático”
El País [Spanish]
“Los líderes del pata negra”
Málaga Hoy [Spanish]
The first social enterprise in Slovakia as a motivation for others
Spišský Hrhov, Levoča region,
Hrhovské služby, s.r.o.
Construction work, earthworks, mowing, wood chipping, road repair, wood production, production and sale of pallets, stone work, straw baling, building insulation, production and sale of pallets.
Establishment of social enterprises in Slovakia.
The first example of social entrepreneurship in Slovakia.
Support of social entrepreneurship in Slovakia by the state.
Motivation for social entrepreneurship.
“Registrované sociálne podniky ̶ mapa”
Sociálna ekonomika na Slovensku [Slovak]
“Prednáška o sociálnom podnikaní pre študentov Ekonomickej univerzity v Bratislave”
Facebook. Vladimír Ledecký [Slovak]
“Hrhovské služby, s.r.o.”
Spišský Hrhov. Oficiálna stránka obce [Slovak]
Eila Kaijärvi Pekkola
A senior entrepreneur promoting work opportunities for retirees
Home help, renovation and expert services to seniors, households and companies. Services include for example cleaning, assistance in daily activities and different tasks related to home and yard maintenance and renovation. All the services are provided by seniors.
Implementing a business model that employs other retirees.
Generates opportunities for retirees to work and diversifies local services for the elderly.
Emphasizes the importance of networking and having strong faith in the business idea.
Lack of government support can make it more difficult to start an enterprise.
Prior work experience, perseverance and a desire to learn can still make the founding process successful.
“Takaisin töihin – Savolaisyritys tarjoaa töitä eläkeläisille”
Nuno Rosa Dias
A businessman who created a business based on art and tradition.
Nuno Rosa Dias
O Senhor Almofada
Design of cushions in stitch of Arraiolos, in a traditional and handmade way, since this is a tradition of the village of Arraiolos and its origin.
Implementation of a business model based on local tradition.
Believe that even in difficult times, it is possible to create something new and cost-effectively and profitable.
State aid is not always needed to create a business, continuing learning and applying prior experience are essential to create a business based on a hobbie.
“O Senhor Almofada”
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