netz NRW

Logo des netz NRW e.V.
Cologne branch
Nick Schäferhoff
Thomas von der Fecht
Biegerstr. 22
51063 Cologne
tel: +49 221 8201545

netz NRW – Federation for Small and Micro Enterprises

netz NRW e.V. is the business association for small and micro companies from the areas of service-orientated business (incl. free lancers), commerce, craft and also for social, socio-cultural and ecological projects in North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany. netz NRW member companies identify with the guiding principles of co-operative, environmental-orientated and sustainable economy and try to integrate this into every-day business. netz NRW supports these efforts with a wide offer of consulting, projects and products that strengthens both – business success and prospects for the future of its members. netz NRW was founded in 1993, today 300 companies and NGOs are united as members of netz NRW.

netz NRW – Further education with prospects for the future

Over ten years since foundation netz NRW successfully realised projects of qualification in order to integrate unemployed people. These measurements which were financed by EU, NRW, local employment offices and participating companies has ever been known for practice-orientation and high success rates. On request netz NRW develops new concepts of advanced vocational training and organises their implementation. Thereby the focus is on training owners and employees of small companies, especially designed for their particular needs and marketed under the brand „netz-aKKademie“.

netz NRW – Promotion of the co-operation of companies

„Together we´re strong“ leads to synergy that increases the effectiveness and competitiveness of single companies and projects. A great leap forward in quality as a result of co-operative economical relationships will often be the rule. That is why netz NRW initiates and accompanies shoptalks, meetings to exchange experience and workshops within and between lines of business. They sow the seeds for contacts and co-operation of companies. netz NRW facilitates networking!

netz NRW – Information broker for small companies

The homepage represents all members and partners with links, own sites and companies‘ news. It also serves as a stock-exchange for products and projects of netz NRW. Besides this you find a lot of dates, downloads and link lists – an almanac for small and micro companies.

Through publications netz NRW increases public and cross-party interest in the ideas and thoughts of ecological and social-orientated economy, in the co-operation of companies, in self-administration and employee partnership. And of course netz NRW employees give advice and inform personally, when questions arise concerning labour market, environmental themes, development-funds and how to set up your own business.