FUND FOR SUPPORT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP DISCUSSED THE TRENDS OF DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS IN THE URALS FEDERAL DISTRICT

23rd October 2013

Fund of support of business of Ugra participated in the VIII inter-regional conference «Tendencies of development of small business in the Urals», organized by the analytical center «Expert-Ural» with the support of the Rating Agency «Expert RA» with the purpose of assistance to development of small business in the Urals.

Fund of support of business of Ugra participated in the VIII inter-regional conference «Tendencies of development of small business in the Urals», organized by the analytical center «Expert-Ural» with the support of the Rating Agency «Expert RA» with the purpose of assistance to development of small business in the Urals.

A traditional annual meeting was held last week in Yekaterinburg with the participation of heads of regional funds for support of small and medium enterprises and chambers of Commerce, associations of representatives of small business, branch departments of the largest banks operating on the territory of the Urals Federal district, experts and other organizations interested in the development of small business.

In the framework of the conference, the participants discussed such important questions as: perspectives of the development of small and medium business, development of entrepreneurial capacities, directions of state support of entrepreneurship and the role of educational projects.
During the discussion, experts noted that on 1 January 2013 Ural Federal district is on the second place among other districts in the country on the increase of the registered small enterprises – 1511 units per 100 thousand people, that exceeds the average Russian rate of 8%. It is worth noting that in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra increase to the beginning of the current year exceeds the all-Russian indicator 18% and amounts almost 1647 units.

In addition the experts noted the growth of such qualitative characteristics that determine the level of development of business environment in the Urals Federal district, as the number of employed in small business turnover of small enterprises, as well as investments in fixed capital.
Positive results of development of entrepreneurship experts connect with the policy pursued by the state in the field of business development with active work of the funds for the support of entrepreneurship with the inclusion in the work of municipalities.

Representatives of the infrastructure of support of small business in the regions during the discussion appreciated the development of small business and the effectiveness of regional programs.
Deputy General Director of Yugra entrepreneurship support Fund Irina Kuzmina, in her turn, spoke about the positive experience of infrastructure organizations Yugra entrepreneurship support in the implementation of the regional programs on small and medium entrepreneurship development in the Autonomous Okrug. Also questions regarding the financing of small and medium business in Russia and Urals were raised.

The speakers told about existing funding instruments entrepreneurial projects by banks and microfinance institutions. As a result of activities in the magazine «Expert-Ural» and on the sites www.expert-ural.com, www.expert.ru material reflecting the views of the participants in the discussion will be published. The publication introduces a wide readership in the greater Urals region with the issues of the development of small and medium entrepreneurship.

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