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They were interested in various types of support from the city at all stages of development – from launching a startup to scaling.

Free advice on starting and running a business in the capital is in high demand. In the first quarter of this year GBU “Small Business of Moscow” rendered them about 25 thousand times.

“New and existing entrepreneurs are interested in various types of support from the city at all stages of development – from launching a startup to scaling. In the first quarter of 2021, 33.59 percent of requests to MBM were devoted to non-financial measures, ”said the head

Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of the City of Moscow Alexey Fursin.

The second most popular is business registration consultations (12.01 percent of all inquiries). They contacted MBM to find out how to start a business correctly and get free help in forming a package of documents for opening it.

Rounding out the top three most frequently asked topics for consultation are questions about financial business support (11.73 percent of requests). The entrepreneurs were introduced to the programs of concessional lending, loans and guarantees from funds subordinate to the Moscow Government. Businessmen were selected suitable types of subsidies, thanks to which they can reimburse some of their earlier expenses: for example, lease or utility payments, the cost of purchasing equipment and paying interest on loans, as well as promoting goods and services at exhibitions or online sites.

In addition, the Small Business of Moscow State Budgetary Institution explained the intricacies of tax legislation, and also helped to choose the optimal tax regime, draw up a declaration under a simplified taxation system and solve many other issues.

To get a consultation remotely, you need to leave a request in the section “Online services” on the institution’s website. You can personally contact business service centers located in different districts of Moscow. Those of them, which are located in the flagship offices of “My Documents”, receive visitors according to an extended schedule: daily from 10:00 to 22:00. You can find a convenient address in the section “Contacts”… There is also a call center for entrepreneurs – calls are accepted by phone: +7 (495) 225-14-14.

Mbm.mos is a project of the Small Business of Moscow State Budgetary Institution, subordinate to the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development. It is a portal for interaction between business and the city. MBM helps people to open and develop their own business in Moscow. At business service centers, you can learn about property, educational and financial support measures.

To increase the level of entrepreneurial knowledge, MBM Startup School and MBM Online Academy were created.

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