Meet Nikolaos Floratos of Funding Expert Academy
Tell me a little about your business…
I am Nikolaos Floratos the founder of Funding Expert Academy that transforms individuals into professionals in Grant proposal development. My focus is on funds and programmes provided by European Union but also countries from all over the world can benefit from the recipe that I have developed. Anyone and I mean anyone can become an expert in exploiting grants successfully. Any person that follows the proper framework and guidance can develop a successful/great grant proposal in the same manner that anyone can create a great meal with the right recipe and support. Especially, small and medium enterprises as well as freelancers and startup owners can benefit significantly from my recipe.
What brought you to Simplero?
I was looking for cost effective alternatives to Infusionsoft and initially I had experiment with Ontraport but I wasn't satisfied and then I checked Simplero that I loved it from the first moment.
How have you integrated Simplero into your business?
I have been experimenting with it and also paying its subscription for more than a year but now after following some marketing launch seminars I know exactly what I need and how to find that in Simplero.
How has Simplero benefited your Business?
It has allowed me to collect some new leads based on widely used marketing techniques as well as to get my first income from online services. Most of my income which is quite significant comes from face-to-face training that I deliver all over the world on grant proposal development but all this travelling is exhausting me and I wish to focus now on line course delivery and experience.
What's something you've learned in business you'd wish someone had told you when you were starting out?
Anything can be learned either via the hard way (almost on your own) such as writing successful grant proposals or via the easy way that is learning by others through their courses and coaching.
What's a fun fact about you that someone would never guess?
I have travelled and worked in all countries in Europe (apart from Estonia)!
Nikolaos Floratos is the founder of Funding Expert Academy (www.FundingExpert.Academy ) and he is ranked by Google and Linkedin in the top three positions as funding expert. After his undergraduate and postgraduate studies as engineer in London, UK, at City University and Imperial College, he has been working for a number of consultancy and Information Technology companies as consultant and project manager across Europe. He completed also an MBA (Master in Business Administration) and the last 19 years he is involved in planning, managing and evaluating large and small projects in the area of research, education, ICT (Information Communication Technologies), social inclusion, entrepreneurship, standardization and consumer issues. As a trainer and coach, he has supported hundreds of individuals and organisations from more than sixty countries on raising and managing state funding (e.g. from European Commission, National Funds, etc) and receive support for deploying their business or research idea or their mission.
He is an expert on behalf of the European Commission on evaluating and reviewing research and innovation projects and proposals since 2003 and currently, through his PhD research at UOC university in Barcelona, he focuses on student engagement and he has proved that anyone can master even complicated subjects very fast by receiving training in an engaging way and with the proper methodology. So he delivers all his speeches, presentations, courses, seminars and coaching sessions based on continuous interactions from his audience and based on “recipes” that allow his audience to absorb easily what they should master and achieve extraordinary results very quickly. He has received more than 50 recommendations at his linkedin profile (www.linkedin.com/in/floratos) as a funding expert, coach and trainer. In addition to all his recommendations in his linkedin profile as Horizon 2020 trainer and coach, you can have a look also on his latest ebook on "who are the champions in Horizon 2020 and what you can learn from them", as well as in his blog related to European funding www.re-plan.net and in his personal website www.NikolaosFloratos.com.