Advice on setting up and running a business

Announcement of the Minister of Development, Labour and Technology of 31 March 2021 on the inclusion of the market qualification “Counselling on setting up and running a business” in the Integrated Qualification System (Monitor Polski 2021, item 384). Qualification code in the IQS: 13880.

What can a person with this qualification do?

The holder of the certificate in business start-up and business consultancy will be prepared to independently support future and established entrepreneurs in setting up, running and developing various forms of business.

Who is the qualification addressed to?

The qualification is primarily addressed to:

  • employees of business incubators;
  • employees of science and technology parks;
  • employees of municipal centres for investor and exporter services;
  • vocational counsellors or employees of labour market institutions dealing with vocational counselling;
  • employment intermediaries; employees of entrepreneurial service centres/residents; employees of institutions supporting professional activation of disabled persons; employees of municipal social assistance centres;
  • entrepreneurship teachers
  • employees of accounting, bookkeeping and tax offices;
  • employees of consulting companies implementing grant programmes or providing business advisory services;
  • employees of university career offices;
  • employees of organisations that operate entrepreneurship loans;
  • private investors supporting ventures in the early stages of development – business angels;
  • people who want to become business mentors;
  • coaches;
  • mentors.

Where can You find employment?

The holder of the qualification may find employment in positions related to the provision of support and advisory services for setting up and running a business in entities such as:

  • business incubators;
  • science and technology parks
  • municipal centres of investor and exporter service;
  • labour market institutions;
  • schools at various levels of education (as an entrepreneurship teacher);
  • accounting, bookkeeping and tax offices;
  • consultancy companies offering services in the field of qualifications;
  • career offices at universities
  • organisations that operate entrepreneurship loans.


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