small business

Lukashenka hits back at small business association

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Tuesday hit back at Perspektyva over a warning made by the small business association earlier this week...

Small business association speaks out against premature introduction of new certification rules

The rules, which prohibit the sale of clothes and footwear without a special label confirming their compliance with the Customs Union\'s safety standards, sparked a fierce outcry from Belarusian market vendors...

Small business associations skeptical about proposal to open their own laboratory for certifying imported clothing, footwear

Representatives of small business associations have expressed skepticism about a proposal that market vendors should open their own laboratory for examining imported clothing and footwear for compliance with the Customs Union's certification rules.

Eurasian Economic Commission invites representatives of Perspektyva small business association to discussion on certification rules

  Representatives of the Perspektyva small business association have been invited to attend a meeting of the Advisory Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission scheduled to be held in Moscow on August 2.

Small business activist Shumchanka serves out jail term

  Small business activist Anatol Shumchanka was released from a detention center on Tuesday after serving out a five-day jail sentence.

Number of small businesses reported up by over 10 percent year-on-year in first seven months

Small businesses rose in number by 8,087, or 10.8 percent, year-on-year in the first seven months of this year, said the economy ministry’s press office, as quoted by BelaPAN.

Small business activists discuss relations with government

Small business activists held a conference in Minsk on Monday to discuss the sector's relations with the government, BelaPAN reports.

Number of people employed in small business sector increased slightly last year

The number of people employed in the small business sector increased by only 0.7 percent to 20.4 percent last year, according the press office of the economy ministry, BelaPAN reports.

Small business association urges Lukashenka to hold conference on ban on beer sales at kiosks

The Perspektyva small business association has called on Alyaksandr Lukashenka to chair a “round-table” conference on beer sales at kiosks and other small retail outlets, BelaPAN reports.

Economy ministry grants registration to two more small business support centers

The Commission on Enterprise Support at the economy ministry’s Enterprise Department granted registration to two new small business support centers earlier this month, BelaPAN reports.

Small business association urges Lukashenka to allow kiosks to sell Belarusian beer

The Perspektyva small business association has urged Alyaksandr Lukashenka to lift a ban on beer sales at retail kiosks, saying that it would help many domestic breweries trim their inventories.

Economy ministry registers three new small business support centers

The Commission on Enterprise Support at the economy ministry’s Enterprise Department has granted registration to three new small business support centers.

Premier criticizes local authorities over “too slow” small business development

Prime Minister Syarhey Sidorski has criticized local authorities over a “too slow” development of small business in the provinces.

Perspektyva small business association set to go ahead with December 15 march

The authorities have failed to find an inner strength to sign a regulation that would allow entrepreneurs to operate as previously...

Small business leader Shumchanka accepts proposal to run for President in 2011

  Anatol Shumchanka, chairman of the Perspektyva business association, said that he did not mind his running in Belarus’ presidential election in 2011 while speaking at the association’s conference in Minsk on Monday.

Belarusian small business association obtains registration in Ukraine

A Belarusian small business association called For the Free Development of Enterprise has obtained legal status in Ukraine after a failed bid to get registered in Belarus.

Video: People charged over January 10 demonstration hold news conference

Small business activists and opposition youths charged over an unsanctioned protest staged in Minsk on January 10 against the government’s crackdown on sole entrepreneurs held a news conference in the Belarusian capital on March 17.

Small business association urges authorities to “assess” trade minister’s remarks about sole entrepreneurs

The Perspektyva small business association has requested authorities to “assess” Trade Minister Alyaksandr Ivankow’s remarks about sole entrepreneurs.

Small business activist released from jail early after medical examination

  Viktar Kryval, a member of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party "Hramada" campaigning for the defense of small business rights, was released from jail two days earlier than expected, after a medical examination.