“The tail steers a dog”, or Three stories of real business
Svetlana Emelyanova, managing partner of STEP Consulting, shares three stories from business practice that describe the resistance of the company's employees to useful changes and innovations, and explains how to…

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An employee asks to increase salary: what to do?
Irina Narchemashvili talks about how to respond to employee requests for higher wages: how to listen to a request and evaluate the contribution of an employee so as not to…

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Corruption in the company: how to identify kickback schemes and defeat theft
Corruption - or theft in companies - is a very broad topic. Depending on the size of the company, the scope of activity, the presence or absence of a security…

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How I sold cookies to the Russian Army, kindergartens and large chain stores

An entrepreneur from Khabarovsk bought a tiny cookie production line. I found a recipe, put together a team and cheerfully got down to business. And after a couple of months I realized that enthusiasm alone is not enough – nobody buys cookies. Stanislav Matushevich tells how he got involved in this business, traveled around the city and the surrounding villages, studded dozens of thresholds and brought the manufacturer an agreement with a large million-dollar network. Continue reading

What is profitable for small businesses: three life hacks from an entrepreneur

Denis Martynov talks about promising niches for the development of small business in Russia, within the framework of which today it is possible to build an effective business: from various integrators of services and goods to high-quality service
Now is the best time for small business. While the state “helps” medium and large businesses to “survive”, the time has come for entrepreneurial artisans – people who create and manage small enterprises on their own. Continue reading

CCP checks in 2019: how they conduct, who and who fines
Dmitry Boltunov talks about inspections of compliance by entrepreneurs with cash discipline and explains who has the right to conduct them, how they are carried out directly, what are the…

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“I got settled, and six months later announced my pregnancy”: what should the employer do?
Anna Fedorova considers the issue of maternity leave and frequent hospital employees, explains how employers should relate to this “A young girl is about to have a baby, but before…

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Digitalization or death: how Russian retailers fit into the new realities of trade
Venera Shaydullina talks about the digitalization trends of electronic and offline trading, cites the 5 most promising technologies that will have a strong impact on e-commerce in the near future,…

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Transferring an employee to self-employed: opportunities and risks
In 2019, a new tax regime appeared in Russia - a tax on professional income. This regime is established by the Federal Law of November 27, 2018 No. 422-ФЗ "On…

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