I go where others fear to tread

This was the credo of Ivan Hadzhiberov, patriarch of Bulgarian industry By Dorothea Nikolova On a hot summer day in the early 20th century a group of smartly dressed English gentlemen, led by the entrepreneur Tom Normanton from Brookside Mills, near Manchester, turned up at the factory of Ivan Hadzhiberov in Gabrovo to check out

THE BRAND Differentiator

Corporate Social Responsibility is more than a tick box in your strategy. By Irina Velkova We are fortunate to live in times when ethical investments, sustainable development and purposeful finance are high on the agenda of companies and investors. The United Nations principles for responsible investments are at the heart of all business discussions nowadays,

From San Francisco to Thracian crafts

A combination of curiosity and deep roots have enabled Peter Kopralev to go far By Asen Nedyalkov Peter Kopralev went to the USA nearly two decades ago just like that, out of pure curiosity. At the time he had a well-functioning interior design and custom furniture business in Bulgaria. He participated in a Young Entrepreneur

To teacher, with love

All together in “Teach for Bulgaria” By Ani Radenkova Did you know that 40% of 15-year-old Bulgarians are functionally illiterate? For comparison – the EU average is 20%. That is, they cannot understand the meaning of a leaflet of a medicine and apply mathematical logic in basic life situations. This is economically detrimental to our