BCC- BUONA IMPRESA
Launched in 2012, it is an integrated project of the Italian Co-operative Credit Movement young entrepreneurs (under 35) who starts or develops own business, including co-operatives or non-profit. The objective is to facilitate access to credit providing services of assistance and tools to guide in the design, verification and presentation of their business plan (dedicated website and " App" for Apple and Android systems).
During 2013, 148 BCC (with more than 2.000 branches) funded through "Buona Impresa" 2.530 youth enterprises, with 1.020 start-ups for a total amount of € 64 million. The average amount is about € 25.120. Special feature of the project is the partnership of local organizations that provide support services and mentoring : Rete Imprese Italia ( Confartigianato , CNA , Casartigiani , Confcommercio, Confesercenti) Confcooperative , Confcooperative, Camere di Commercio, etc..
The project includes a plafond of subsidized loans (start-up loan for a maximum of € 100.000 to due in 60 months, leasing, ad hoc funding for renewable energy, etc.), free tutoring and assistance (for 2 years) thanks to partnerships mentioned above, a website dedicated and a free "app” for business plan preparation. Some CCBs activated specific business incubators and accelerators, such as BCC Manzano (Udine), BCC Alba (Cuneo) or BCC of Pontassieve (Florence), who opened new spaces to meet young entrepreneurs In city centers.
Further information is also available on the dedicated website @ http://www.buonaimpresa.it/