What’s business in Russia like?
It’s extremely hard to answer. So many spheres, approaches and processes. There are examples of starting a big business having just enthusiasm, no job experience and less than $1000. Also there are examples of inheriting businesses, stories of raider seizure, even making business by chance.
Entrepreneurs don’t have a vivid position concerning our state and its support. Some of them are very glad to start or improve their business with grants given with the special programs. Some businessmen vice versa: claim that our state with its tax policy and controlling business doesn’t let the business breathe. So business in Russia is an extremely interesting object to discover.
There are a lot of problems in russian business sphere. For many ordinary people entrepreneurs are associated with something bad: dishonesty, greed, making money on workers’ hard jobs. Besides, laws change too quickly and businessmen have to adapt all the processes being scared of getting a fine or an extra-control from the Federal tax-office. To find a good worker is also a great problem because of a low-educated mass of people.
Nevertheless there are positive moments. With some delay, Russia started paying attention to ecological problems like Europe. A lot of enterprising processes are being changed right now. Also our government gave some preferences to businesses who want to sell their products around the world.
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