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Being motivational and entrepreneurial coach, Igor Razbornik from PIA, Slovenia, will lead the development of the first module for INSPIRE US training - Grow your Emotional Intelligence (EI): Why EI is essential especially in Women Entrepreneurs.

In this module, we will examine the essential natural advantages women have in entrepreneurship - emotional intelligence and intuition. We will explore what emotional intelligence is, the relationship between emotional intelligence and entrepreneurship, advantages and disadvantages of women entrepreneurship, and how to use emotional intelligence to create a vision.

Similar projects in general focus on problems women have in comparison with men in business - but not ours. We want to emphasize the advantages every woman carry with her and make it her leading energy in the business.

“Embrace the inner entrepreneur in you and give it your best.” Tina Garg, Pink Lemonade

GrantXpert Consulting, P1 and Project Coordinator of the INSPIRE US! The project will lead the development of module code M2: Coaching, Mentoring and Consultancy: why having professionals that care, is important for women and their business, and how to utilise them optimally.

Through this module, we aim to introduce to female entrepreneurs the important concepts of Coaching & Mentoring. Importantly, we will explain the practical role of coaches and mentors in all the business development stages. Moreover, we will share knowledge on how women entrepreneurs can strategize the role of coaches and mentors, in a way that can benefit their businesses directly.

If there is one business secret that female entrepreneurs should discover, is that having professionals that care, will help them differentiate in the long-run and strengthen their company vision.

From our team, Mrs Christina Achilleos will lead the creation of this unique educational content, while Dr Celia Hadjichristodoulou, will oversee the quality outlook for this module.

“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” Bob Proctor

StoryTellme, Partner2 of the INSPIRE US! Project, will lead the development of module code M3: Investment/Funding Opportunities for women - STORYTELLME

Firstly, it is relevant to understand the different financing stages in order to clearly separate entrepreneurial from corporate finance theory. Early-stage financing from angel investors is critical to the success of high-growth startups.

 This module will present you the profile, background, and investment behavior of angels and the Investment Process.

From our team, Mrs. Teresa Valente and Mrs. Catarina Gonzalez will lead the creation of this educational content.

 “You have to be decisive. The only way to make progress is make decisions.” from Ron Conway

CESIE, P4 of the INSPIRE US! Project, will lead the development of module code M4: Women ́s Communication Skills. Multilevel communication skills will help future women entrepreneurs on an interpersonal and professional level to grow their business. They will have the tools to explore their business ideas and maximise their creativity through effective communication.

Through this module, we aim to introduce female entrepreneurs the importance of communication skills, as crucial tools to work in any environment and be able to start and grow their own businesses.

In today's frenetic world, where we rely on sharing information, a big emphasis is placed on having good communication skills. When a woman decides to start her own business, communication skills become essential and lead the path to a successful career.

From our team, Ms Simona Palumbo will lead the creation of this unique educational content, while Mrs Rosina Ndukwe, will oversee the quality outlook for this module.

 “Communication - the human connection - is the key to personal and career success.”    Paul J. Meyer

Four Elements NGO, P3 of the INSPIRE US! Project, will develop Module 5 - Planning for your Business: dare to think bigger while caring for your life-work balance.

Being a successful entrepreneur and balancing your personal and professional life can be a very challenging task in today’s constantly changing environment. This Module will equip women entrepreneurs with useful tools and methods to plan their business activities in a flexible yet effective way, allowing them to uncover their full potential and accomplish their dreams.

Through this Module, we aim to present and analyse tools such as the Business Model Canvas and the SWOT Analysis Framework, that can be easily adopted to cover the specific needs of each potential entrepreneur. Moreover, we explore the most widely used time and risk management methods, and we invite women entrepreneurs to delve into the exciting world of marketing.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.”

Steve Jobs


On behalf of Four Elements, Ms. Nefeli Bantela will lead the development of this educational content.




ISOB - Institute for Socio-Scientific Consultancy, Regensburg, Germany, partner 4 of the InspireUS project, will develop the module M6 - Being financially literate: what women need to know about money in their business. Overview of What it is and how can you improve your financial literacy?

Next to the motivation and assertiveness to become an entrepreneur, every new business will be at risk if the founder does not have the skills to assess financial opportunities and risks. As the initial study revealed, potential new entrepreneurs feel that many of them have relevant deficiencies in this field. Often it will be advisable to work with dedicated experts in fields like financing the business, risk and insurance, recognising external influences, short term financial management and also financial planning beyond the short term (see OCED OECD/INFE Core Competencies Framework on Financial Literacy for MSMEs). The aim of the module therefore is to give an overview of why these topics are relevant and what to consider when cooperating with third parties.

Alexander Krauss SOB GmbH has long relevant experience in the field of Business Creation and Entrepreneurship. Managing Director Alexander is a certified Business Coach and has long experience in coaching young Business Leaders and Managers. ISOB is member of the start-up eco-system in one of the economically most dynamic regions in Germany. It is member of SPS e.V. a Cluster Management Organisation of the Sensors Industry in Bavaria, comprising 60 companies, Universities and research organizations. The network was awarded the title “innovative network 2014” by the German Ministry for Education and Science in a competition of 70 networks in Germany, particularly for its achievements in projects developed in cooperation with the ISOB. Alexander Krauss is currently involved in the Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance DIFME “Digital Internationalisation and Financial Literacy Skills for Micro Entrepreneurs”.

Alexander Krauss, CEO ISOB GmbH

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.” Charles Dickens

The second meeting of INSPIRE US Project, was held in Palermo, Italy, 4 and 5 June, hosted by CESIE.

During the meeting, partners presented key findings of the outputs developed – Competencies Matrix and Policy Recommendations Report-, and discussed the last steps of the next output (IO2 – Career Aptitude Assessment Tool). The project partners planned next developments and discussed the evaluation procedure and dissemination.