A young entrepreneur, 25 years old Anushavan Grigoryan from Areni village, learned about the opportunities the AUA Turpanjian rural development program offers for startups and decided to apply. He wanted to acquire new knowledge and skills in the field of business development and through the financial assistance of the program expand his business of Bed & Breakfast and improve the quality of the service.
After successfully completing the training of the program and showing outstanding performance, Anushavan received financial assistance from the program’s partner bank and started to develop his business according to the business plan. Currently he is in a process of constructing summer and winter pavilions where the tourists visiting Areni can have a rest and taste the delicious food of Armenian Cuisine. The furniture was supposed to be designed in such a manner that would make it peculiar to his B&B and the pavilion which is being built up there.
In addition, Anushavan is planning to offer different entertaining activities for tourists such as showing how Armenian bread is baked in tonratun and organizing visits to the watermill. For the purpose, Anushavan will reconstruct the bakery.
The final outcome of Anushavan’s activities will be a business operating all year around with all necessary conveniences and facilities to accommodate high number of tourists. The business will increase attractiveness of Areni community for tourists.