My friend Svetlana is 53 years old. She became a small entrepreneur in 2007, when the President established a new professional holiday – Day of Russian Entrepreneurship. For 9 years she has been renting 64 square meters and selling industrial goods. She has a preferential rental rate – only 20 thousand rubles a month. Anyone familiar with the situation on the rental market will sigh enviously. But preferential rent does not save.
The last two years, Svetlana has not quit her job just because the situation is hopeless, like riding a bicycle. Just stop pedaling – you fall into poverty, debt and the complete absence of the future. Entrepreneurship for Svetlana has ceased to be free – she is his captive and therefore hates her business. Continue reading