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Project YERRF - Young Entrepreneurs Rejuvenate Rural France

Provides all an entrepreneur needs to start their entrepreneurial path
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What is the YERRF project ?

YERRF is the acronym for the project titled " Young Entrepreneurs Rejuvenate Rural France " which is an Erasmus+ project being jointly funded by the European Commision and the Association Les Amis De La Giraudière. The objective is to encourage young people to learn entrepreneurship and to see that entrepreneurship is a potential career option.
The YERRF project is being created by a group of Erasmus+ and international volunteers and will aim to provide well informed, impartial advice together with a different outlook which will add some concrete foundations upon which our young entrepreneurs can build their individual projects. The volunteers will put in place 4 principle workshops headed as follows, Entrepreneurial Workshop, Marketing Workshop, Financial Workshop and a Entrepreneurship Educational workshop each of which will provide comprehensive information on their relative subjects and some tangible resources for our young start-ups.
Five Erasmus partners, or sending organisations, were searched for and over 150 applied to partner us on this project from which the following organisations were selected to be the partners along this entrepreneurial route.

YASAR University - Izmir Turkey
EURO SUD - Triggiano Italy
CHECK-IN - Lisbon Portugal

Each of the EVS Partners were asked to send a volunteer to participate in the mobility.

Apart from the Erasmus volunteers, or EVS volunteers, we have also had over 300 candidates from around the globe apply to be a volunteer, (non Erasmus ie an LGV or international volunteer). From this 30 have been selected and by the end of the 1st cycle volunteers from 6 continents would have been represented.

The first step is a call for project partners worldwide who would like to contribute either help, discounts, resources, learning & other materials which would help our potential entrepreneurs. For this to happen the volunteers will pass their first months researching for and writing letters to possible global partners. We will also be looking for free or reduced fees of services and products from banks and financial organisations. Similar from Accountants, Marketing companies, Website creation & business software providers, website hosting services and other organisations that may be able help.
We will seek information on Grants & help from government organisations and bodies. The international, national and local press and media will be contacted in the hope that an articles is published to make people aware of this project.

Another fundamental part of our research we will be looking for Expos, fairs, local markets and open days so that YERRF can go mobile which brings us to the third step where YERRF will meet and speak with young people interested in the subject of Entrepreneurship so that we can find out their needs, fears and aspirations.
Following the results of our questionnaires surveys and face to face meetings we may have to go back over our first step and look for more to offer or improve what we have for our Young Entrepreneurs.
The final step for phase one of YERRF Project will be to open doors at La Giraudiere and invite Young Entrepreneurs who need help to kick start their project. Local schools, colleges, universities and government bodies such as pole emploi, mission locale etc will also be invited to come along to our workshops.

What will be the main differences of YERRF and other simular projects that have gone before are highlighted here.
For our potential entrepreneurs and their star-up's firstly we will have something tangable to offer.
Secoundly, We will show you how to get your website found and that to arrive on page 1 on Google is possible, without paying.
Thirdly, How to use blogging and social media correctly as a marketing tool.
Forthly, We will show you the importance of a secound language in todays entrepreneurial world.
Fithly, Our financial workshops will show you how to account for your actions as it is you who is responsible for your accounts and not your accountant. Furthermore we will present you with links to Grants, aid and other financial resources.
Finaly, We want you to succeed, we are constantly looking for new resources that could be of use to you and we will be here when ever you need help or advice.

The second phase or stage of the project is for 2018 and here is a brief list of subjects we will be covering in 2018

Education and Entrepreneurship and the subject of learning entrepreneurship
Entrpreneurships for Immigrants - In the USA immigrants are twice as likely to take the entrepreneurial path is it same in Europe?
Entrepreneurs with disabilities - what extra help do they need?
YERRF Project fully supports the LGBTQ Entrepreneur
Preparation of our application for funding of our Knowledge Alliance project for developing entrepreneurship skills between Higher education and business
and a whole lot more - like to join us then see how to Become a Yerrf Project Volunteer

The time cycle for the project YERRF is as follows,
Project Timetable -1st stage of the project 2016/2017

Launch of the call for European partners and participants December 2016
Selection of Partners and participants January / February 2017
Preparation March / April 2017
European volunteers start to arrive - Mobility June 2017 - November 2017

Project Timetable - 2nd Stage of the project 2017/2018

This will be presented to 1st call February 2018.
Launch of a further call for partners and participants for 2018 starts 1st October 2017
Selection of Partners Janurary 2018
Preparation  March 2018
Mobility starts  in April 2018  and ends October 2018 - duration 6 months

Planned for 2018 is the application for our association to become a Erasmus Host Entrepreneur you can read more info about this enterprising programme at Erasmus Guide for New Entrepreneurs


More is planned for 2018/2019 following the funding of our Knowledge Alliance project which will focus on developing entrepreneurship skills between Higher education, schools and business.

about project yerrf
About Project Yerrf and Entrepreneurs in France
Entrepreneurship Workshop
Social or Commercial
"Which are you?"
Marketing Workshop
"Like it - follow it - add it,
Now learn to use It"
Websites designed to be found
Financial Workshop
"Accounting for your actions"
and how to figure it out yourself
Business Language Workshop
"Let's talk business"
Learning English to French to English
EVS & European Entrepreneurs
International Entrepreneurial Organisations
Governmental Bodies & Entrepreneurship
Registering your Enterprise or association
Social Media
Website Creation & Hosting
Blogging creation
Grants Funding Aid
Universities with Entrepreneurship Learning & Courses
Entrepreneurial Scholarships
Learning Entrepreneurship
Business Language for Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs Project News
YERRF Entrepreneurs Project
Yerrf Projet in French
Yerrf french

Start-Up Tools for Entrepreneurs
Articles on Entrepreneurship

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Young Entrepreneurs Rejuvenate Rural France - an Entrepreneurs Learning Project managed by the association  Les Amis De La Giraudière and jointly funded by The European Commission