After Washington enacted new sanctions against Russia, the Russian-German chamber of Commerce (AHK) urged Western politicians not to strengthen further sanctions measures.
"These actions do international business hostage to the sanctions, said the Chairman of the Board of VTP Matthias schepp Moscow and the West must find a way to resolve the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine and do not bet on the escalation of the conflict and its de-escalation."
The Russian-German chamber of Commerce also urged the Russian government not to risk achieved in recent years, progress in improving the investment climate in the country and continue economic reform. "The pressure on German and other foreign business, as well as requirements for individual companies to stand in this conflict on one side, it would be a wrong signal. German companies invest in Russia more than any other foreign business. So it was, is and always will be," said Matthias schepp
German business is represented in Russia 4.965 companies and is the largest international business community of the country. According to the Bundesbank, German direct investment in Russia in 2017 amounted to almost 1.6 billion euros – a record since 2010 and the first significant increase since the introduction of the bilateral sanctions in 2014. Germany is a major trading partner of Russia after China, with bilateral trade volume last year increased by 22.8% and amounted to a total of 44.2 billion euros.
Sustainable development, a sober approach and loyalty to the Russian market, Russia and its citizens is a hallmark of German business, which considers itself one of the key partners of the Russian economy modernization, and also for the exchange of know-how and technology.
This understanding is based not only on the initiatives and joint projects that have been implemented over the last 25 years, but also on the experience of the Soviet Union: "So, Siemens is celebrating this year 165-year anniversary of its activities in Russia. The company went through a revolution, nationalization, and war. A more striking example of the commitment of the country it is difficult to imagine," – said the Chairman of the Board of VTP Matthias schepp
However, the Russian-German business relations were built not only by companies with loud names; the numerous "hidden Champions" (eng. hidden champions) – German companies are small and medium business has built in their own factories and research centers, created thousands of new jobs and on a par with Russian companies has formed the industrial culture of the country.
Now the activities of German companies in Russia is severely constrained on the background of the complex relations between the two countries and the sanctions policy of the United States, which only began to show its extraterritorial effect. Businesses constantly have to adapt to everything new, quite unpredictable political decisions.
That is why all the efforts of the international policy should be aimed at the speedy resolution of the conflict. German business in Russia is for long-term and effective cooperation with Russian business – including the creation of a common economic space from Vladivostok to Lisbon. The Memorandum recently signed German companies, including Allianz, Knauf Group CIS, Metro AG, Rhenus Logistics, Siemens and Wilo Pumpen.
Customers of small and medium business became available, the special services program. "Business overhaul" special accounts designed to generate funds for capital repair of common property in apartment buildings.
The program "Business for SRO in construction" designed for the self-regulatory organization involved in the field of construction, engineering, architectural and construction design, reconstruction, capital repair of capital construction objects.
Programs suitable both current and new customers of the Bank, involve free registration of package of documents for opening an account free of charge opening and maintaining accounts, free connection to remote system PSB On-Line, provision of statements and sending payments on preferential terms.
In addition, when you connect to the program "Business for construction SROs" customers receive a free SMS notification and additional remedy payments in the form of free USB key.
"Promsvyazbank is one of the first to work with special accounts SRO and is working actively in this direction. Now we offer advantageous conditions of opening and keeping special accounts, operatively controlled through a convenient Internet-Bank" - said the Director for development of products and technologies of small and medium business PSB innocent Volovik.
On 10 April representatives of the city infrastructure of support of business visited the business center "the Geometry of business" opened in Tambov on March 16. Lipetsk delegation Ekaterina Belokopytova, President of the Department of economic development, Ekaterina Demidova, Director of MBU "Technopark-Lipetsk" and Ruslan Azimov, Director of urban business development Center met with the new site. "Geometry of business" brought together under one roof the key organizations that provide assistance to small and medium enterprises in Tambov region. Here are the center for cluster development, export promotion center, regional center of engineering, center for entrepreneurship support Fund of assistance to crediting of small and medium entrepreneurship of the Tambov region, and a multi-purpose centre for rendering state and municipal services, which operate in single window mode.
During the visit, lipchane exchanged with the Tambov experience build multimaterial structures and implementation of business development tools. Following the meeting, the parties agreed on joint activities aimed at strengthening interregional relations of entrepreneurs of neighboring regions.
For the first ten days, the chat bot in a Telegram from GBU "Moscow Small business" online service used by more than 1100 unique users.
Service dedicated to counseling, provides entrepreneurs the opportunity around the clock promptly and free of charge to obtain the most current information about popular measures to support small and medium business in Moscow.
The head of the Department of science, industrial policy and entrepreneurship of Moscow Alexey Forcen: "Online services are in demand by the Moscow entrepreneurs, we have been successfully working in this direction and provide a large number of programs. The use of chat-bot – a new experience for us. The interest of users to such format of communication is very high, so we plan to develop the service, taking account of the interests of the business audience."
General Director of GBU "Small business of Moscow" Andrey Zheleznyakov: "the First ten days, the bot showed that the entrepreneurs would be interested to learn about taxation, participation in government programs, marketing tools, business development, leasing, and opportunities start your business. We will analyse the answers to some other questions of interest to entrepreneurs and adapt the service for new requests. Now, if the chat bot is new it is possible to leave your phone number, and response to individual query will give the consultant".
By the way, the most popular for small and medium businesses information, information about funding sources for business – chat-bot received almost 500 queries on possibilities of obtaining grants, guarantees, preferential loans and tax incentives.
The second most popular query was the possibility of learning. More than 400 entrepreneurs interested in ongoing seminars and master classes, "Startup-school MBM" free courses spoken English.
With regard to matching you with the right business premises – and the chat bot did 380 questions on this subject – that entrepreneurs most often asked about rental possibilities and to obtain free places in co-working spaces.
Among other online services available to entrepreneurs on the website of GBU "Small business of Moscow", – the entry in coworking, preparation of documents for registration of business, selection of business premises, obtaining advice on management and starting a business, applying for the guarantee Fund for support of lending to the business Navigator. All services are available on the website of GBU "Small business of Moscow" http://www.mbm.ru in the section "Online services".
The Department of science, industrial policy and entrepreneurship of Moscow continues to accept applications for granting subsidies to residents of industrial parks. Consulting support in obtaining subsidy renders GBU "Small business of Moscow".
May apply for company, which recently acquired the equipment, have a valid leasing or credit contract and want to get a subsidy for part of costs incurred.
Subsidies can be granted in several areas: reimbursement of costs of purchased production equipment (15%), compensation of interest on credit agreements (in the amount of the CBR), reimbursement of expenses under lease agreements (15%). The maximum subsidy for each area may not exceed 10 million rubles.
The provision of such assistance to residents of technology parks is one of the measures of financial support of business in Moscow.
Need more information about the procedure, the deadlines, the paperwork for a grant? Consult Your personal advisors on subsidies GBU "Small business of Moscow" – (495) 225-14-14, EXT. 2122 (Alexander Martynov) and (495) 225-14-14, EXT. 2206 (Bulushev Alex).
22 Mar Digital business space a second time became a platform for large-scale events – conferences for entrepreneurs "Marketing is dead. Promotion on a limited budget", organized by GBU "Small business of Moscow" together with the group of companies "Sidorin lab" with the support of the Department of science, industrial policy and entrepreneurship of Moscow.
How entrepreneurs should work in new conditions, when to sell and to promote yourself and need online? As "chipit" and work with risks on the Internet? How to follow trends, so as not to waste resources on outdated and no longer relevant instruments? Thousands of people waited for the answers to these questions online and offline: CCC gathered more than 500 entrepreneurs, and online broadcast and its recording was viewed over five thousand times.
For the second time this year, entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to learn about the latest promotion tools on the Internet at minimal cost – the speakers on real case studies showed how to work with the Internet audience.
Conference "Marketing is dead" is one of the educational activities organized by GBU "Small business of Moscow". Forums, seminars, conferences and workshops included in the list of measures to support small and medium business in Moscow. Educational programs, including a new free English language courses for entrepreneurs, organized in the eve of the world Cup in 2018, the work of "Startup school", as well as free services for business workplace in co-working centers, the selection of premises for the business, taking into account proposals from the city – spoke at the event, General Director of GBU "Small business of Moscow" Andrey Zheleznyakov.
Practical conference on franchising allows entrepreneurs to obtain the necessary knowledge, to promote business development on this model
The Russian franchising Association (Hereinafter RAF) held a practical conference for entrepreneurs on starting a business via franchising model. The event was held in the Digital Business Space, with the support of GBU "Small business of Moscow" and the Moscow Department for competition policy. The guests were made by speakers from leading franchise companies, developing in the areas of beauty and retail 6 and 16 March respectively.
Share your experience of business development on the model of franchising in the beauty industry were invited to the company developing in the same market segment, but offering a variety of services to its customers. So, Eugene, Popelyuk – commercial Director of "AMD Laboratories" made a report "How to build a business on treating hair". About some of the tools depends on the fate of the business said Andrey Uvarov – the Director of franchising "Babor Beauty SPA" in Russia. Founder and General Director of a network "TOPGUN Barbershop" Alex Lakontsev shared his personal experience of creating the biggest network of barbershop in Russia. Completed a series of reports Constantine Suntsov, owner of BeauTeam, a report about the salon business model of franchising and what is important to pay attention to when buying a franchise.
The second conference was attended by the leaders of the sphere of retail. From a network of shops "Beans" Metro Cash&Carry with entrepreneurs communicated with regional managers on development of franchising Maxim Sysoev and Yulia Zhdanova. Dmitry Sizov, the General Director of jewelry stores, SELENA spoke about the experience of building a "business for female weaknesses". Polina Kirova – development Director of TM "Ribsey" read the report on the establishment of a network of fish shops and the pitfalls when working with this product. With examples of successful and unsuccessful practices in the Russian open children's clothing stores and how to avoid mistakes, the General Director of consulting Agency "Kids Fashion Retail" Elena Pismenskaya.
Practical conference allow to cover the topic of franchising and the example of the most successful concepts to show how this model of doing business. RAF experts note a growing interest in the topic of franchising among aspiring entrepreneurs.
JSC "Special economic zones", together with the Center of financial support "Business Russia" has launched an online platform for comprehensive support and business development of current and potential SEZ residents.
The main objective of the service http://invest.russez.ru/ – to provide access companies, including those working and interested in the location of industries and enterprises in the territories of the SEZ to the financial tools and services, and create the opportunity to obtain immediate advice on matters of business support. The new service will significantly reduce bureaucratic procedures and increase awareness of SEZ residents about existing support measures and business development.
The service is developed in the framework of the signed in December of the agreement on cooperation and collaboration between JSC "Special economic zones" and the Center of financial support "Business Russia" in the investment field, involving the development of tools and joint services in attracting investment, credit and financial resources for development projects.
The Softline group, a global provider of it solutions and services, has helped GK "Footwear of Russia" – one of the largest Shoe retailers in the country – the expansion of the it infrastructure.
The customer received a comprehensive solution based on the platform of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which was used in previous projects, which will allow easy integration with existing facilities. Equipment is placed on the site Softline. The choice in favor of renting third-party data center helps to avoid large capital expenditures and removes all restrictions on the further growth of it-strapping business "Shoes of Russia".
Softline experts was the analysis of storage systems from different manufacturers, and most suitable to the customer's requirements was HP 3PAR. The project used model HPE 3PARStoreServ 8200 and 8400. This series of storage system gives you the ability to replicate in three sites of the customer (except for Moscow venues are in Novosibirsk and Khabarovsk), which increases the availability and disaster recovery solutions. HPE 3PARStoreServ8400, in addition, gives the opportunity in the future to easily increase the capacity by half as it supports the increase of controllers to four. Also, the project used a Quad-processor and dual-processor servers, the new series of HP Proliant Gen 10. Payment for the equipment goes in equal installments over five months.
"When you deploy a data center in Moscow, the customer decided to use the Softline lease of a site to accommodate its equipment. This approach fully corresponds to the focus on efficiency it spending, because it helps to reduce capital costs and accelerate the deployment of new capacities that are critical for the further development of the group "Footwear of Russia". By choosing this approach, the customer actually rid themselves of any restrictions relating to further scale it-strapping the main business in the region. Softline deals with the commissioning and setting up equipment in the future our experts will be system maintenance. The appearance of a third data center will allow the company "Footwear of Russia" to create a geographically distributed it infrastructure, which will be dispersed in three regional DCS (Moscow-Novosibirsk-Khabarovsk) which will allow to increase the fault tolerance of it systems and business performance", – comments Roman Sharabarin, head of Department on work with clients in the industrial sector of the Softline group.
The project implementation began in March, all work on the purchase, installation and testing of equipment for the data center will be completed in a few months, at full capacity the new data center will be released for the autumn-winter season of 2018. Implementing a strategy to increase and strengthen it infrastructure, the company will also increase capacity of the Central data center in Novosibirsk and a regional data center in Khabarovsk. Total investment in the project, including opening a data center in Moscow, will exceed 40 million rubles.
In the next few years "Obuv Rossii" plans to expand sales network and to increase its presence in the Central part of Russia. "Given the ambitious plans of the company's business expansion, we are increasing the capacity and reliability of the existing it infrastructure and its scalability. Now, our stores operate in all time zones, we develop Omni-channel sales and additional services for customers that require a high level of integration of it systems, says the it Director GK "Footwear of Russia" Dmitry Karpenko. — So we come to the fore such problems as ensuring the smooth online mode in the format 24/7/365 without reference to time zones, increased flexibility, mobility, scalability and fault tolerance of it systems. To solve these problems, we still, in 2014 opened a Central data center at the head office in Novosibirsk, and at the end of 2016 began to implement a program to establish a regional data center and has launched a data center in Khabarovsk. Now open the data center in the Central part of Russia".
Last week, in the period of tax Declaration campaign, GBU "Moscow Small business" has launched a new online service for filling of the tax Declaration STS. The service is especially useful for new entrepreneurs who are facing difficulties in filling in the document. It allows to save time and money by not having to spend money to attract the services of third parties. The service allows for free and in the shortest possible time – within 24 hours – to receive the finished document by email or in one of the Centers of services for your business – you have to fill in a simple form on the website mbm.ru. If necessary, you can seek the help of consultants.
The first who used the new service, became Natalia Shcherbak entrepreneur, developing a business in the fashion industry. A young woman enjoys portal mbm.ru and considers it an invaluable tool in growing his business: "For me this is a very large information support – no need to collect information on the Internet, spend a lot of time to verify the reliability of the sources – the portal is really very helpful and reliable. I work in the fashion industry, which has its own nuances. I want to do it right, take the right steps in order to build a successful business. Portal for me is a landmark. In addition, I am constantly looking for learning opportunities and you can find great training courses. One of the closest, global, will begin April 2, and I hope to get it".
Natalia found an online service "formation of the tax Declaration under the simplified tax system" on the day of the appearance: "I just came by to see information about training, looked at the calendar, I remembered that soon it's April, and we need to beg the question of filling of the Declaration. Thought you can see the services, if there are any clues. Was surprised to find a new section quickly filled and sent the form. I have not encountered any difficulties, everything was clear. The consultants responded very quickly: called me back literally within 2 minutes, we again rechecked all the data. As a result, I have received the completed document by e-mail, plus additional advice on the treatment of the Pension Fund – now I know how to act in this situation."
The service "formation of the tax Declaration under the simplified tax system" available on the website of GBU "Small business of Moscow" www.mbm.ru in the section "Online services". Them in less than a week have used dozens of Moscow businessmen.
In addition, in connection with the approaching filing deadlines for entrepreneurs operating on a simplified system (for organizations – not later than April 2, SP – not later than April 30) GBU "Small business of Moscow" will organize a seminar on the procedure of filling the tax Declaration for the USN in 2017. The participants of the seminar will talk about the order of tax calculation and Declaration form for businesses applying УСН6/% and STS 15%. In addition, the event invited companies without speed to fill a "zero" Declaration. The seminar will be held March 30, 2018 in the SEC Afimall. Participation is free of charge. Detailed information about the seminar and registration at the link: http://www.mbm.ru/events/6181/
The development of online service is one of the priority directions of development of measures to support entrepreneurship in Moscow, implemented GBU "Small business of Moscow" and the Department of science, industrial policy and entrepreneurship of Moscow. Currently, the online entrepreneurs can enroll in coworking, to help in preparing the documents for business registration, pick up premises for businesses to obtain advice on management and starting a business, apply for the guarantee Fund for support of lending to the business Navigator. All services are available on the website of GBU "Small business of Moscow" http://www.mbm.ru in the section "Online services".
Bank URALSIB expanded the capabilities of end-to-end services for legal entities and individual entrepreneurs, which allows clients Bank URALSIB served in any branch of the Bank in their community. Now within end-to-end service to make transactions on your checking account can not only the persons indicated in card with sample signatures of the organization, but also representatives of the company, acting under a power of attorney.
"Many entrepreneurs prefer to resolve financial matters at the Bank's office, where competent managers in the format of live communication will answer questions and give advice – said Catherine Malandi. In this case, the entrepreneur is often convenient not to be tied to one specific office, but to have the opportunity to come to any other, which is next door. It's there for our clients-entrepreneurs for more than a year. And now it can do well as representatives of the client company by proxy".
Catherine Malandi, head of the Department of development and sales of small business of URALSIB Bank
In the framework of end-to-end service to the Bank's customers can enjoy the following services:
Detailed information about the products and programs of the Bank URALSIB for business and the addresses of Bank branches can be found on the website uralsib.ru and by phone 8 800 700 77 16.
Since the beginning of the year, the Ministry had received 11 applications for the organization of the markets for implementation of retail trade. The Ministry clarified that the sites for setting up of retail markets and fairs, are determined by municipal authorities. The state service on registration of the permission to organize the retail market provides Menotropina region.
The market and fair retail formats convenient for buyers as they allow you to purchase fresh food at prices below the store. On the other hand, farmers, especially from the segment of small and medium business, for example, the farmers of the Moscow region, get the opportunity to sell their products without intermediaries and, therefore, no additional markups on prices.
The total amount of loans applications received from the industrial enterprises of the region, including representing the segment of small and medium businessamounted to RUR 2.8 billion, the largest number of applications came from enterprises of machine-building and chemical areas, and also specializing in the production of medical equipment and electrical equipment.
Currently, there are funding 4 projects for a total amount of 265 million rubles, Among them the manufacture of orthopedic shoes for kids, release of household chemicals, textiles, and manufacture of cable products.
Concessional loans Moscow Fund of development of the industry, stimulate investment in production. Annual rate on loans of the Fund is 5%, they are available for up to 5 years in amounts ranging from 20 to 100 million rubles In 2018 the Fund plans to allocate for this purpose about 1 billion rubles.
Moscow region is the most promising Russian market for dairy and cheese industries. Now for cheese production in the region is aimed at the transition from the third position to the second position in Russia. At the same time contribute to the solution of this problem make a as small agricultural enterprises, representing the segment of small and medium businesses, for example farms, and large manufacturers.
Currently in the suburbs is actively imported syroprigodnogo breed goats and cows. In the Dmitrov district of the Moscow region, created a cheese cluster, to become residents of which have expressed a desire to several large companies, including from abroad.
Of course, that the regional authorities would like to attract French investors to cooperate more closely in these areas, because entrepreneurs and companies from France has accumulated considerable experience in the development of livestock breeding, production of milk and cheese. In cooperation with the French business delegation of Moscow will take part in the international exhibition of goat breeding, which will be held this fall in the French city of Niort.
On the basis of the Sverdlovsk regional entrepreneurship support Fund opened new offices to service centers provide services for business (OCC). In the framework of the project new offices have appeared in Ekaterinburg, Pervouralsk, Nizhny Tagil, Kamensk-Uralsky, Karpinsk, Krasnoturinsk and Severouralsk.
Improving the quality and availability of services for entrepreneurs, the introduction of client-oriented approach in supporting business initiatives - all the tasks set by the Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev in the "five year plan of development."
"In accordance with the instructions of the head of the region working to improve territorial accessibility and expansion of business services is greatly expanded. In addition to the already existing on the territory of Sverdlovsk region 10 centres in the current year its doors for the population will open nine offices in several municipalities, among them Berezovsky, Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Dir, Krasnoufimsk, Kachkanar, Serov, Tavda, Asbestos, and Sochi. Importantly, the centers opened on the basis of the Sverdlovsk regional entrepreneurship support Fund, which for many years is a single window for our business community," - said the Minister of investments and development of Sverdlovsk region of Victoria Kazakova.
As said the head of the regional entrepreneurship support Fund Eugene Kopelyan, today through the centres provide services for business, entrepreneurs can get advice on the types of support apply for account opening, insurance business, make online cash. Regional entrepreneurship support Fund signed an agreement on cooperation with GBU "Multifunctional centre" and is testing the provision of public services for business through the centers.
We will remind that by results of work in 2017, the regional Fund has had over 10 thousand services for small and medium businesses received financial support 641 the company for the sum more than 2,4 billion rubles.
To contact any of the offices of the Sverdlovsk regional entrepreneurship support Fund is possible both by appointment and first come first serve basis. Recording is done on the phone free hot line 8 800-500-77-85 or on the official website www.sofp.ru via online chat or through a personal account.