The methodology and Handbook for young people to develop their entrepreneurial competencies.

“From Idea to Business” is another one of the results of the project Entrepreneur+.  It consists of a Methodology and Handbook of activities, that aims to be a training for trainers material that gives youth workers the theoretical background and practical activities to implement entrepreneurial education with youth. Both documents contain tools, exercises and activities related to entrepreneurial education and training, using non-formal education and a methodology in which the youth are active participants and owners of their own educational experience.

This methodology has two objectives, first is to deliver the needed entrepreneurial training to youth workers, using a participative methodology and, second, to guide future entrepreneurs while moving their business ideas from just a dream to a tangible achievement.

“From Idea to Business” has been developed to promote a wide understanding of the basic entrepreneurial topics, even if the reader has a low level of entrepreneurial education. A material created by youth workers for youth workers, in which the youth participation and involvement is the key to success.

The methodology is divided into 3 chapters that represent the three phases necessary to start your own project, although each of the chapters can be used individually:

  1. GENERATION OF THE BUSINESS IDEA. Explanation of the processes necessary to generate the project idea, realistically and measurably present objectives, and more knowledge on how to correctly, measurably and functionally present the project proposal.
  2. BUSINESS MODEL. Basic concepts about how to build a business and consider all the important aspects in the process. Including human resources, customers, key resources, cost management or risks.
  3. RUNNING A BUSINESS. All things that should be known for running a business perfectly. From marketing to project management.

Finally, the handbook, complementary to this methodology, compiles all the activities from the different chapters with the aim of facilitate the trainer’s work and have the activities at hand with the specific objectives, materials, duration and implementation steps.

The methodology is available in 5 languages: English, German, Italian, Romanian, and Spanish.

You can download “From Idea to Business” for free here:

English version


Spanish version



The methodology “From Idea to Business” is a result produced within the “ENTREPRENEUR+: EXPLORING ENTREPRENEURSHIP BEYOND CONCEPTS” project, conducted by Centrul de Voluntariat Cluj-Napoca, in partnership with Associazione di Promozione Sociale Joint, Backslash and Gemeinsam Leben und Lernen in Europa e.V. and co-financed by the European Commission’s Erasmus + Program.

The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the National Agency and Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.”

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