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Калинин Александр
Alexander Kalinin
President, All-Russian Non-Governmental Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Opora Russia
Quotes
05.09.2019
EEF 2019
Increasing the Investment Appeal of the Far East
It is necessary to ensure a smooth transition from a fixed tax on potential gross income to the patent taxation system. <...> Unless it is done, we are to face a surge of social tensions and small business dropping off the radar,”
05.09.2019
EEF 2019
Increasing the Investment Appeal of the Far East
Several regions of the Far East are switching to cadastral valuation and relevant taxation. In Primorye, the cadastral valuation grew 2–10 times. <...> Real estate owners are under serious risk, their survival is jeopardized
05.09.2019
EEF 2019
Increasing the Investment Appeal of the Far East
The Far Eastern small and medium enterprises turnover grew by 5.2%. But on the other hand, the number of employees in SMEs decreased by 3.7%. That is 40 thousand people. <...> The personnel issue is becoming the most acute
08.06.2019
SPIEF 2019
Access Granted: Loyalty Rating of SMEs’ 50 Biggest Customers
The completion acts should be filed electronically with very clear schedules: in case of services provided, the completion act should be signed within 30 days or a formal complaint must be filed. If it is filed electronically, then an entrepreneur – should they be forced to go to court – need not to bring tonnes of letters. Just print out the exchange from a state-run server and let it be the basis for litigation
09.04.2019
International Arctic Forum 2019
Small Business, Big Potential
As of 1 January 2018, we had 295,000 small businesses in these nine regions [along the Northern Sea Route, - Ed.], which employed 900,000 citizens, and as of 1 January 2019, already 291,000 entities employing 875 thousand. That means there are 4,000 fewer businesses and 25,000 fewer employees
09.04.2019
International Arctic Forum 2019
Small Business, Big Potential
It is necessary to spell out the specifics of small business participation in the procurement of those companies implementing large-scale projects in the Arctic
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
Export Accelerator: Learning to Trade Globally
We have government support measures, but it appears that either we [small businesses — Ed.] knock the wrong doors, or we do not fit into those doors. <...> We want ideas on how to support small enterprises to be borrowed from business associations
14.02.2019
Russian Investment Forum 2019
The Role of the Regions in Popularizing Entrepreneurship
The success of the small business national project primarily depends on the situation in the regions. Efforts are required on the part of business, government, and society to make entrepreneurship a respected endeavour. This triangle – business, government, and society – needs to be equally sided, with each side having an effective input
13.09.2018
EEF 2018
The Young People of the Far East
I have been to Yakutia. <...> There is a company there <...> that is entering the American market, making video games. One of the largest video game companies in the world. <...> They created a whole school there, i.e. this is already a cluster. They simply learned how to sell it over there, but to make it here
13.09.2018
EEF 2018
The Young People of the Far East
The Far East is becoming a place where we should create a new big centre of growth, a region of attraction, so that it would be trendy to go to, especially for young people. But most importantly, so that you could get rich quickly there. <...> Big money is invested in infrastructure, in the quality of life here
13.09.2018
EEF 2018
The Young People of the Far East
Next year we’re launching the ‘Self-employed’ project. This can be a very easy way to start your business. <...> This project, however, will be launched in just four regions — Moscow city, Moscow region, Republic of Tatarstan, and Kaluga. But if it takes off quickly, it will spread through the whole country by 2020
13.09.2018
EEF 2018
The Young People of the Far East
Educational platforms for children and youth in administrative centres, I think, will be created in every capital, including each capital of the Far Eastern Federal District. <...> Educational institutions are a matter of utmost importance. The key question is the mandatory course for Foundations of Entrepreneurship in Russian secondary schools
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
The National Project to Develop SMEs: What Will Be Done in the Far East?
Public organizations must play an enormous role. Only every tenth entrepreneur is a member of a public business organization in Russia. And this is probably one of the reasons why our business environment is not what we would like it to be
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
Protecting Investors’ Rights in the Far East
If business does not feel protected, it’s obvious there won’t be any investment
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
Protecting Investors’ Rights in the Far East
A unique feature of the Far East is that there aren’t so many people and not so much business here, and the system of law enforcement as well as control and oversight is the same here as it is throughout the rest of the country […] Therefore, there is an impression that the pressure on business is higher here
12.09.2018
EEF 2018
Protecting Investors’ Rights in the Far East
The key issue is competence, both in business and in law enforcement […] Business should self-organize and improve its literacy in the legal sphere
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Major Russian and Foreign Corporations vs Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Building Trust between Customer and Supplier
There is a headliner, a state corporation, but small businesses organize a host of services around it – and this is the key to success. Essentially, we establish an eco-system for growing hi-tech manufacturing, and we are already seeing results
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Major Russian and Foreign Corporations vs Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Building Trust between Customer and Supplier
A lot of procurement has shifted to sole suppliers. This is a troubling trend. Two years ago, 45% were sole supplier tenders; now they number over 50%.
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Major Russian and Foreign Corporations vs Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Building Trust between Customer and Supplier
We have always advocated quotas. Particularly, we have the French experience to look to. In the 1970s, France used this mechanism to grow hi-tech businesses, and the French succeeded
26.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Major Russian and Foreign Corporations vs Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Building Trust between Customer and Supplier
Certification and accreditation should be simple and comprehensible for small business.
25.05.2018
SPIEF 2018
Presentation of the Results of the Russian Regional Investment Climate Index
The Czech Republic recounted how it had introduced the foundations of entrepreneurship to its public school education long ago, and after three years, the young people they were producing were the kind that wanted to engage in small business and open up small businesses. [...] We could introduce a class like this to the schools in our regions