Coming next week to Heraklion, a two day free seminar organized by the Foundation for Youth and Lifelong Learning starts March 13th. Designed to help inform entrepreneurs in Greece to kick-start business, the seminar covers investment, risks, and opportunities, among other topics.
Entrepreneurs in the region will get practical advise on emerging business technology, digital management, eBanking, website creation, and new age communications practices. Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from the Foundation for Youth and Lifelong Learning .
Crete in particular, is a key region for entrepreneurial potential. Only recently Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced their intentions to open a first ever Radisson Blu resort on Crete. Additionally, Minoan Group announced back in February progress being made on a five hotel resort £200 million complex sporting championship golf and all the usual amenities on a 25,000 acres of the Crete coast it owns.
Finally, the economic crisis, and in particular the recent property meltdown in Greece, have made places like Crete a huge “buyer’s” market for development. Crete, the fifth largest Island in the Mediterranean, is the forgotten bargain where owning a bit of paradise is concerned. With properties deeply discounted, and the vacuum of entrepreneurial spirit (and money) existent there, there are few more interesting markets for growth in Europe. With hundreds of miles of pristine shoreline on the Libyan and Cretan Sea, seaside development potential on the Island has scarcely been dented. For the price of a house here in Germany a developer can buy a seaside overlook like the one above from Euroland Crete Alpha Omega Crete sent us.
The promotional video below from Incredible Crete shows a hint of marketing genius being pursued by some Greek tourism agencies.