What is profitable for small businesses

“No legs - no cartoons”, or How a business refuses to serve 40 million potential customers
Weak, old, and not sufficiently dexterous could not only bring no benefit to the relatives, but they became a burden and a threat. A good solution to the problem was…

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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…

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“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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How to love criticism and make the company more creative

Although much is said about the benefits of criticism, often this very word carries a negative connotation. Dmitry Trepolsky explains how, by adapting the critical assessment method used in the creative field, companies can not only make criticism an effective tool for improvement, but also develop their creative potential. Continue reading

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

Who is robbing you and your company right now

Irina Narchemashvili, financial director of ATManagement Group, describes three ways to “leak” money from the company and explains how to prevent employees from robbing themselves and stop stealing from themselves
Every month, a business loses money that it might not lose. Incorrect work with prices, suppliers and the warehouse, lack of marketing, analysis of advertising and sales funnel, poor motivation system with large salaries. Continue reading

Loopholes in the legislation on the dismissal of maternity

In accordance with the current Labor Code of the Russian Federation, the dismissal of a pregnant employee on maternity leave or the mother before her child reaches the age of three years, on the initiative of the employer, is unacceptable. However, there are a number of exceptions to this document whereby an employer has the right to dismiss an employee on maternity leave. Continue reading

How to prepare for the GIT test according to the new rules: what you need to know and what to pay attention to
Irina Plotnikova talks in detail about inspections of state labor inspectorates (GIT) of employers, describes the innovations that must be paid attention to when preparing for the visit of inspectors…

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Avoiding Court, or Mediation for Business
Ekaterina Shvets talks about the alternative possibility of dispute resolution with the participation of a mediator - the mediation procedure, lists the positive and negative sides of this method of…

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Who should be afraid of a field tax audit: 10 reasons for fear
Natalya Goryachaya talks about the main fears and fears of Russian businessmen related to field tax audits, and explains to whom and under what actions it is worth worrying, and…

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Apartments will not sell themselves, or How to properly process a client
In the conditions of today's fierce competition among developers, the level of professionalism of sales managers in this area plays a key role. Anna Druzyuk gives recommendations on how to…

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