The purpose of the Club is for Club Members, who can identify themselves as Slovenian entrepreneurs, who began their business path with their own idea or inherited a family-owned company; entrepreneurs, who did not participate in any politics-related tycoon affairs, have not been convicted or in criminal proceedings, due to their activity and employ thousands of Slovenians, to connect on the basis of mutual interest. Thus they will provide for their own development, development of their companies and finally the development of the Slovenian society.
They will join their developmental views and entrepreneurial interests through the mutual club agency, Slovenian Business Club, which will carrying out support and cooperation among members through their fellow-commitment. They will thus enable easier access for individuals and the agency to the local and global market and become the first business club on the territory of the Republic of Slovenia with a goal to achieve and provide conditions for concrete effects abroad.
The Club will implement concrete actions and activities, as well as comradeship mission among the chosen members, with a mutual goal for all good products to find their way to the foreign market in a quick, cost-effective way, via members who are already present at those markets and have their own infrastructure. Every company will be addressed separately; the Club will prepare a programme of activities and possible actions for the introduction to the foreign market.
- Forming a club of entrepreneurs, different from others, because they began their entrepreneurial path with their own idea or inherited a family-owned company, did not participate in politics-related tycoon affairs, and are honourable and socially responsible individuals;
- Finding export routes for products of Slovenian origin;
- Support with establishing export routes for entrepreneurs, and entrance on foreign markets with support from entrepreneurs, who already have experience and infrastructure on the target market;
- Support for Slovenian identity abroad through entrepreneurial projects;
- Founding of independent export commercial brand for selected products;
- Supervision over Club’s commitment to mark products with the MADE IN SLOVENIA
- Organisation of meetings and conferences with important businessmen and politicians in Slovenia and abroad;
- Communication with diplomatic missions, business/bank clubs, chambers of economy and specific companies abroad;
- Encouraging young people to become innovative entrepreneurs through organised meetings and presentations by members;
- Presentation of Slovenia’s economic development vision;
- Representation of foreign investors in Slovenia and presentation of members;
- Responding to economic measures of respective government;
- Encouraging development of environment friendly, green technologies;
- Informing the public via independent media structure;
- Awarding Members according to seniority and achievements;
- Preparation of annual Business Plan for adoption at annual Assembly;
- Ensuring agency financing through MEMBERS and GODFATHERS via monthly or yearly membership and commission on products exports.
Finding export routes for products of Slovenian origin
The Club will develop a registry of products or services, produced or carried out by every member. In cooperation with other members, individual analysis for each will be made, defining member profile and profile of specific facts for member’s products and services. The target state will also be defined. Based on both profiles, the Club will prepare a list of activities and intended plan for administrative and business actions, necessary for the entrance to the market, advise the Member how to carry out the process (licenses, certificates, tests) and try to find relevant contacts and similar partners from the same field. Every member will be entitled to one analysis for one country per year. If demand increases, the Club will employ more administration workers or other members will, in the fellowship spirit, give their right for analysis to another member, provided that they do not need it.
Support with establishing export routes for entrepreneurs, and entrance on foreign markets with support from entrepreneurs, who already have experience and infrastructure on the target market
Members are committed to help export a profile and export route for members that the club administration requires, to the markets they are present on. Members, who are already present on certain markets will give their opinion on meeting or via e-mail and suggest a route in a specific country for a specific product. Furthermore, these members shall suggest a contact, lawyer or organisation, which they deem appropriate, cost-effective and beneficial for the member, who wants to enter a market in a specific country. Individuals can advise members who are entering a new market regarding logistics, routes, financial discipline and banking activities. A member, who has an opportunity to succeed in another country, will be offered their own infrastructure in minimal extent (determined by the Club), as a form of support with penetrating to a new market, however no longer than 6 months.
Support for Slovenian identity abroad through entrepreneurial projects
Support to the Slovenian identity is one of Club Members’ core goals. Irrespective of where and how, it is vital to organize promotion of the country on basis of agreed standards and events. Club Members will carry this out upon guidelines of Club, who will form standards for marking products, promotional material, and mutual logo with the MADE IN SLOVENIA sign. Furthermore, Club Members are obliged to organize Slovenian events, which will carry the Slovenian spirit worldwide, and send materials ready for publishing on the web portal in the form of reports and multimedia content to Club headquarters. Such events may be simple, from dinners to picnics, larger meetings, Slovenian houses, or parties and events. All events will have prescribed standards, which will serve to draw attention to our country. Every member will organize at least one event per year. Should there be enough interest, the Club will organize mutual appearances at global trade shows.
Founding of independent export commercial brand
Club will organize sales of Slovenian products abroad for all companies that do not have independent export ambitions, and Club Members see them as an opportunity. These products will be identified, business relations with suppliers organised and they will be sold abroad under the club brand. Club brand, packaging and its design image will be carefully chosen and equal for all products with the goal of the brand or more brands becoming a global brand.
Supervision of Club’s commitment to mark products with the MADE IN SLOVENIA sign
All Club Members will sign a declaration, committing to mark their products with the MADE IN SLOVENIA sign, as instructed by the Club. It will be unique and protected, in order for the designed sign to become a recognised brand.
Communication with diplomatic missions, business/bank clubs, chambers of economy and specific companies abroad
The Club will present itself and try to establish permanent relations with as many clubs, chambers, diplomatic missions, companies and individuals as possible and communicate with them on regular basis in order to obtain information for its members. The Club will sign letters of cooperation with them and publish a list of business partners around the world, available for various activities and information.
Encouraging young people to become innovative entrepreneurs through organised meetings and presentations by members
Young people are the driving force of every society’s development; encouraging them to engage in entrepreneurship, a mechanism of Slovenian society’s development and well-being, is a special field of interest for the Club. There is a need to raise awareness with the youth that a society’s well-being depends on successful individuals as well. With their entrepreneurial activities, these individuals create conditions for financing public education system, healthcare, pension funds etc. The Club will encourage young people for entrepreneurship by inviting young entrepreneurs and innovators to present their ideas to successful entrepreneurs and help find co-investors for them.On the Club web site, there will be a young people’s page for career opportunities. Once a month the Club will hold a lecture entitled »Tips for Success«. All members, who decide themselves or are selected as guests by young entrepreneurs, will participate. The Club will organize lectures for young people, where Club Members will present their entrepreneurial stories and company development vision and thus encourage the youth to innovativeness and entrepreneurship.
Organisation of meetings and conferences with prominent businessmen and politicians in Slovenia and abroad
Approximately once a month, the Club will organize meetings with different guests that the members show interest for. Entrepreneurs will get an opportunity to talk live to the representatives of the highest authorities, government, politics, as well as foreign businessmen. Slovenian Business Club wants to integrate opinions of entrepreneurs, who became the driving force of the Slovenian economy and society through developing their companies, in the procedure of government’s economic measures and strategic development of Slovenia.
Presenting Slovenian economy vision and responding to respective government’s economic measures
The Club will present its views on the economic, social and cultural development of Slovenia, as well as specific measures relating to entrepreneurship, via its web portal, communication with the media, forums, education and public meetings, which will be organised in cooperation with Club Members.
Representation of foreign investors in Slovenia and presentation of members
Foreign investors, who contact the Club, will be connected to Club Members from the same or similar field of investor’s interest.
Encouraging development of environment friendly, green technologies
Business Club Members will commit to adapt all segments of their working environment and activities in line with nature preservation and thus work for a better tomorrow of our planet. Once a year, the Club will organise an action, which will present Club’s environment protection awareness to the public.
Informing the public via independent media structure
Business Club will communicate via internet portal, incorporating their independent TV streaming production with an independent programme. When not broadcasting, Business Club Slovenia TV will play Members’ advertisements. The Club will maintain regular contact and relations with the media, become member of STA (Slovenian Press Agency), participate at forums, conferences, education and public meetings, and take care of excellent relations with all media, in order to raise awareness in the Slovenian society, that there are entrepreneurs in Slovenia, who have a vision of company development, export their products to foreign markets, employ thousands of workers and by paying taxes enable financing of the public sector, education, healthcare and culture, which is the foundation of Slovenianness.