What is profitable for small businesses

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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How to get a government order without a “shaggy hand”
One of the main reasons stopping entrepreneurs from participating in government tenders is the widespread belief that it is impossible to win a government order without a pullback. It is…

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Can trainings “put out a fire of a business”?
Denis Sidenko talks about situations where employees and business executives will really benefit from attending a variety of trainings - from time management training to team building skills - and…

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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

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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“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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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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"Business parasites", or How not to kill a business system
The age of the parasite in nature, as a rule, is short-lived. It is introduced into the body, devours it, poisons with its bowel movements, enters into a confrontation with…

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