Integration and Endeavor work together on a project that fosters entrepreneurship in Brazil

Endeavor, an organization which supports entrepreneurship, relies on Integration Consulting’s help in an innovative initiative in the city of Porto Alegre/Brazil.

The Simplificar project has the objective of decreasing the time needed to start a business through more efficient processes and systems, and consequently foster entrepreneurship in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Based on the results from the Entrepreneurial City Index, a study published by Endeavor which maps the time to start a business in different capitals in Brazil, Porto Alegre was chosen because it was one of the cities with the most opportunities for the development of companies, evolution and qualification of its processes.

Launched officially on September 28th 2015, the protocol of intentions was already signed and the implementation will rely on the revision of the processes in the Municipal Secretaries of Treasury, Production, Industry and Commerce, Environment, Health, State Secretary of Treasury, Board of Trade and Fire Department. The objective is to define and implement initiatives related to legislation, processes, systems and human resources, to bring agility to the company-opening process and make life easier for the city’s entrepreneurs.

The project also relies on a partnership with SEBRAE/RS, Programa Gaúcho de Qualidade e Produtividade (PGQP) [Rio Grande do Sul Programme for Quality and Productivity] and Movimento Brasil Competitivo (MBC) [Competitive Brazil movement].