“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 get a cook internship? Overview of interesting culinary schools in Russia and abroad
Unfortunately, professional cook education in Russia can only be obtained at schools and colleges. But this level is not enough to work in serious institutions. The way out is to…

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How a novice entrepreneur competes with business giants
Quite often you can hear the opinion that if, next to a small store, a hypermarket opens, for example, the store will close very soon. Such an opinion, as a…

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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

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 conflict resolution for business
The Russian doctrine of resolving disputes today, as well as over many decades, traditionally prefers the judicial mechanism for protecting violated rights and interests. Continue reading

Risks of transferring employees to individual entrepreneurs and self-employed

We talk about the main risks for an employer company that transfers its employees to self-employed and self-employed, and explain how to protect yourself from possible penalties from the tax authorities
Interaction with an individual entrepreneur on the basis of a civil law nature from a tax point of view for an employer can be significantly more profitable than hiring an employee under an employment contract. 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…

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How to teach a business to communicate with a client: 4 recommendations
Natalya Orlova gives 4 tips to companies that seek to improve customer service, among them - the formulation of rules and principles of communication with customers, the development of a…

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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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5 rules to avoid director criminal liability risks
Often, company executives are held criminally liable for actions whose criminality they do not even realize - “ignorance of the law does not exempt from liability”. According to statistics, in…

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