Grand prix de la tres petite entreprise

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Description

An annual prize is awarded to the best (very) small businesses to consolidate their development and encourage their survival. A first prize of 10,000 Euros and 4 second prizes of 1,000 Euros are awarded along with additional business support.

The eligible criteria for the prize are that businesses must:

  • be established in Wallonia
  • employ no more than 5 people
  • have been running between 1 and 3 years
  • have no more than 50,000 Euros starting capital
  • have received support from a Walloon business support agency

At http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnwG5rFZc88&feature=related you can watch a 5-minute except from RTBF's Du Côté de Chez Nous, including interviews with two contestants for the 2006 prize, Daniel Lessire, craft brewer at Toernich, near Arlon, and Aurélie Moreau, an ex-teacher who now makes stained glass windows.

The prize was awarded in 2005 and 2006 but then seems to have been discontinued.

Justification/aim

It aims to reinforce the financing and business support of micro-entrepreneurs in Wallonia to encourage new micro-enterprises and increase their chances of success. It particularly aims to support vulnerable people who have set up a small business.

It also seeks to improve the coordination between existing business support bodies and overall quality standards.

Main target groups

Unemployed

Main theme of intervention

Start-up support Access to Finance

Web link to product

The site http://www.gptpe.be is defunct.

Crédal site: http://www.credal.be

Project name

Micro Credit de Proximite

Project description: http://www.alter-equal.eu/projets/mcprox.htm

Member state/region

French speaking Belgium

Contact information

Anne Misonne
Crédal
Tel: +32 479 75 21 38

E-mail: mailto:info@gptpe.be