Advertisement for selecting best 50 e-business plans for e-shops opening

Deadline: 30th December 2011

 

The Ministry of Information Society and Administration invites all entrepreneurs who intend to start and develop business in e-trade field, to respond to this Advertisement by submitting their business plans.

 

The best 50 entrepreneurs will get their web shop for a one-year period. In 2013 new 50 entrepreneurs will be selected.

 

Right to application:

 

All potential e-traders – natural persons, citizens of the Republic of Macedonia, and legal entities registered in the Central Register of the Republic of Macedonia for carrying out trade activity.

 

Any natural person, qualified as one of the best 50 entrepreneurs for e-shop, according to valid legislation in the Republic of Macedonia, is obliged to register a trade company, register as a dealer-individual or craftsman in the Register of Artisans in the craft chambers within a three-week period before concluding a contract.

 

Conditions and criteria for selection:

 

Selection of best 50 business plans will be made by a Selection Commission composed of one representative of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce, the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Macedonia, MASIT, the Northwest Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Crafts of RM, the Ministry of Information Society and Administration, Ministry of Economy and other experts. The Commission is responsible for monitoring the e-shops work.

 

The business plans will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Explanation and practical feasibility of the business plan idea;
  • Human and material resources for starting/developing of the;
  • Provided funding resource for starting/developing the business, as well as mechanisms for ensuring business sustainability and work continuity;
  • Provided method of products/services distribution as trade subjects of the e-trader (contract with a distribution company, own distribution service, etc.);
  • Business idea and Business Plan presentation.
Necessary documents:
  1. A copy of ID card of a natural person or a certificate for registered activity of a legal entity.
  2.  

  3. A Demonstrated Interest Form
  4. Download the document: A Demonstrated Interest Form

     

  5. Business Plan elaborated as required in the Business Plan Form including all elements of the form.
  6. Download the document: Business Plan Form

     

  7. Signed Model Contract
How to participate:

 

All interested are required to submit all necessary documents to the archives of the Ministry of Information, Mito Hadzi-Vasilev Jasnim Blvd, n.n., 1000 Skopje, Second Floor, by 30th December 2011 at the latest. The Business Plan must be submitted in electronic or CD form.

 

The required forms in items 2, 3 and 4 (Demonstrated Interest Form, Business Plan Form and Model Contract) have been available on the web portal of the Ministry of Information Society and Administration, www.mioa.gov.mk, since 20th November 2011.

 

Awards:

 

The Ministry of Information Society and Administration will award the best 50 business plans with a one-year free e-shop design and hosting.

The entrepreneurs will get already prepared e-shop with:

  • e-shop website design
  • electronic catalogue of maximum 50 products/services
  • product names definition in Macedonian and English
  • professional product photographing
  • simple order managing system (electronic consumer basket)
  • postage price calculating module according to the box size/weight/destination
  • administration module of the e-shop website including manual entry of products with an option for automatic Excel import, etc.
  • connection with payment card processor
  • one year hosting
  • search engine optimization
  • pay per click promotion
  • training in social networks optimization
  • instructions for e-shops promotion methods
  • training in applying statistics in efficiency monitoring
  • expert marketing training for entrepreneurs in strategy, promotion methods, consultation in regard with website element positioning, etc.
  • right protection policy

 

After the first year expiration, the entrepreneur must continue e-shop work with his own financial funds.

 

Bonus:

 

The Commission that will select the best 50 entrepreneur plans is responsible for monitoring the web shops’ activity during the first year of their work.

 

The most efficient 5 web shops will be additionally awarded with:

  • free hosting in the second year
  • additional electronic catalogue of 50 products.

 

Contact person:

    Blagica Andreeva

    blagica.andreeva@mioa.gov.mk