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12 August 2021, 07:03

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The three most popular topics for entrepreneurs’ appeals included city support measures for business, obtaining subsidies and registering their own business.

Entrepreneurs received about 50 thousand consultations from specialists of the Small Business of Moscow (MBM) state budget institution in the first half of this year. They are approached by both newbies who are just planning to open their own startup, and advanced businessmen who are running a successful business. Consultations are provided both face-to-face and remotely.

“Most often, entrepreneurs are interested in how Moscow helps businesses at different stages of development – from start-up to scaling and entering new markets. A third of all requests – about 16 thousand – are devoted to this topic. Consultants clearly and in detail talk about what educational courses will help to increase competence and become a professional in the field of business, what competitions and programs will help find investors, how to rent a site for work for free, and much more, “said the head of the capital.

Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development Alexey Fursin.

In second place in terms of the number of requests is the topic of financial support. In total, 7,700 such questions were received in the first half of the year. Experts explain what subsidies are provided for residents of technology parks and clusters, social enterprises and other organizations. They tell you how you can recover the cost of purchasing equipment, utilities, interest payments on loans and other types of expenses.

As noted in the department, entrepreneurs are not always well aware of all the opportunities that the city is ready to provide them. For example, they often do not know that Moscow will compensate part of the costs of training employees and online promotion of products from Moscow firms. Therefore, the specialists of the Small Business of Moscow State Budgetary Institution help to find out what support measures are suitable for a particular enterprise and what are the conditions and procedure for obtaining a particular subsidy.

The top three most popular requests of entrepreneurs are closed by the topic of state registration. About 5.6 thousand requests are dedicated to it. MBM consultants explain which organizational and legal form of entrepreneurial activity is most suitable for a future enterprise and what documents need to be prepared for registering a business. In addition, entrepreneurs turn to the Small Business of Moscow State Budgetary Institution to understand the intricacies of tax legislation, choose the optimal tax regime and correctly draw up a declaration under a simplified taxation system.

You can get expert advice in different ways:

– by phone: +7 (495) 225-14-14 (from Monday to Thursday – from 09:00 to 18:00, on Friday – from 09:00 to 16:45);

– online at MBM website, where you can also use other business products and find detailed information on various support measures, including financial, property, and educational.

You can also get advice during a visit to one of the business service centers located in different districts of Moscow. Some of them work on an extended schedule: seven days a week from 10:00 to 22:00. Such centers are located in the flagship offices of “My Documents” in the Central, North, East, South, South-West and South-East districts.

The business service centers located in the flagship offices of My Documents can help you resolve issues related to starting your own business. Here, specialists will help prepare a set of documents for obtaining the status of an individual entrepreneur or opening a limited liability company and submit papers for registration.

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

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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