The furniture sector makes a significant contribution to the EU economy. It provides 1.08 million jobs, in close to 124.000 enterprises, mainly micro and small sized, with a turnover of €90 billion. The sector faces significant challenges as it was hit hard by the financial crisis and has not yet recovered. Since 2007 the number of companies dropped down notably, 280.000 job were lost and the turnover decreased by 34%. SOLUTION: Using the Internet as a sales channel to increase revenues from cross-border sales.
The project will help furniture and household SMEs companies (managers and employees) to
- improve their knowledge and skills in online marketing and sales;
- acquire new skills directly connected to business needs;
- continue their personal or professional development.
BOSS4SMEs will develop the European Furniture Sector through development of the Online Sales Manager profile, a professional capable of devising e-Commerce strategies for increasing revenues from cross-border sales through utilisation of the Internet as a sales channel.
The planned results:
- Online Sales Manager Training Content
- ECVET supporting tools
- e-Commerce Strategy Genie
- BOSS4SMEs Learning Motivation Environment
- BOSS4SMEs Academy
Project website: boss4sme.com
CENTRE DE DIFUSIO TECNOLOGICA DE LA FUSTA I DEL MOBLE DE CATALUNYA – La Sènia, Spain (coordinator)
ASOCIACION EMPRESARIAL DE FABRICANTES DE MUEBLES Y AFINES DE LA REGIÓN DE MURCIA, Murcia, Spain
CrystalClearSoft Anonymos Etaireia Parochis Ypiresion Logismikou – Athens, Greece
Eurocrea Merchant Srl – Milan, Italy
Associacio Agrupacio Moble Innovador de Catalunya, La Sénia, Spain
Danmar Computers – Rzeszow, Poland