Business Factory 2020

Join our start-up program Business Factory. It is tailormade for entrepreneurs with an international background and will give you the very best start for your business. It can also be a precious toolkit for those who have already started their own business.

Business Factory consists of six modules (school class day courses) and covers the following topics: Company structure, business concept, business model, marketing plan, marketing, finance, taxation, VAT, pricing, sales and networking. The modules are built on each other.

Starting: Tuesday September 8th! 
Price: 1 500 NOK for the course series (six modules)
Location: 8-9-10 September: Hotel Scandic Neptun, Valkendorfsgaten 8, 5012 Bergen
13-14-15 October: Grand Hotel Terminus, Zander Kaaes gate 6, 5015 Bergen
Number of participants: 20
Application deadline: Friday August 28th

In addition you will get:

   – Free guidance with business developers

   – Access to our digital tool Startup Forum

   – Free networking meetings

   – Membership in our Business Factory Alumni group


Application form



How to Start up Your Own Business?

Tuesday September 8th at 09.00-16.00

- Choice of corporate form
- Personal rights and risk assessment
- Requirements concerning name of company
- Basic accounting, including reporting requirements

Business Model 

Wednesday September 9th at 09.00-16.00
- Business idea 
- Business model

Marketing Plan: How to Reach Your Customers?

Thursday September 10th at 09.00-16.00
- Market strategy and branding
- Marketing and market research
- Competitor analysis and positioning map


Sales, Pricing, and Budgets

Tuesday October 13th at 09.00-16.00
- Sales course
- How to price your product or service
- Different budgets and costs


Wednesday October 14th at 09.00-16.00
- Balance sheet and income statement
- Key figures and management data
- Economic relationships in a business and cash flow
- Strategic economic choices

Network and Cultural Understanding

Thursday October 15th at 09.00-16.00
- Network partners and suppliers
- Cultural differences
- Resources for your advantage

In addition to the modules you will be invited to free networking meetings and the Business Factory Alumni meetings.