Organization Background

BSCK has been operating in Kosovo since 2005, assisted by its partner SPARK, before becoming a fully independent, registered non-profit NGO in June 2009. BSCK supports existing and potential entrepreneurs between 18 and 35 years of age in establishing and strengthening micro, small and medium sized enterprises in Kosovo. The range of BSCK activities comprises training-the-trainer programs, vocational entrepreneurship and business trainings, administration of technical and management consulting and the making available financial start-up help in the form of preferential micro credits. BSCK has organized trainings for more than 2500 participants in twenty locations across Kosovo, including three minority areas (Mitrovica, Osojane, Strpce, Vraniste, Gracanica, Orahovac, Leposavic, ZubinPotok, Zvecan).
Besides providing with financial grants, favorable loans for start-ups, and other benefits to entrepreneurs, BSCK has an extensive experience in consulting existing and new entrepreneurs in their road of creating and expanding their enterprises. Since the beginning, only from One Stop Shops in 8 municipalities of Prishtina region (center) created by BSCK as a part of European Union in Kosovo – Support for Regional Economic Development Project more than 2,464 businesses benefited from consultancy, coaching and mentoring provided as a direct support to Kosovo entrepreneurs. Another 31 businesses have benefited 100 hours of free consultancy as winners of best business plan competitions organized under the same project.