Bali to host entrepreneurship Expo in April 2015

Many of them have become successful ..."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Ministry will organize the Entrepreneurship Expo 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, on April 9-13, 2015.

"The expo will display products of successful entrepreneurs who have been able to enhance their capabilities, and it is expected to inspire other entrepreneurs," the ministrys deputy-in-charge of human resources, Prakoso Budi Susetyo, noted here, recently.

Their success is expected to inspire other entrepreneurs, students, and the public, in general, so that they could become entrepreneurs on their own.

Since the launch of the National Entrepreneurship Movement (GKN) in 2011, the nation has been able to produce successful entrepreneurs.

"Many of them have become successful, and we hope that they can share their knowledge with entrepreneur candidates," he stated.

The ministry will promote entrepreneurship in universities across Indonesia and hopes that entrepreneurship will help to reduce the unemployment rate.

In the meantime, more than one thousand people joined a series of activities organized to mark the National Entrepreneurship Movement (GKN) aimed at boosting the culture of entrepreneurship in the community.

"The GKN in Makassar is organized at the Celebes Convention Center, Makassar, and has the participation of young entrepreneurs, and those interested in becoming entrepreneurs," Prakoso Budi Susetyo, the deputy-in-charge of human resource development of the Cooperatives and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Ministry, stated during a telephonic conversation on Tuesday.

Cooperatives and SMEs Minister A.A.G.N. Puspayoga officially flagged off the GKN activities in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

The GKN activities included an integrated training on Cooperatives Public Campaign attended by 450 people, a teleconference of entrepreneurship training attended by 400 participants, and a training on "Understanding Cooperatives for Apparatus" attended by 30 people.

The minister stated that trainings are important to improve the capacity of human resources engaged in SMEs, so that they can upgrade their businesses from micro to small-scale businesses and later to medium-scale businesses.

He also urged entrepreneurs to join cooperatives in order to establish cooperation and develop their businesses.