The festival of self-employed in Kazan realized a two-week turnover of products in two days
Photo by Marat Muginov
August 12, Ksenia Shvetsova). The festival of self-employed took place last
weekend in Kazan on the territory of the Gorkinsko-Ometievsky forest. More than
seven thousand people attended it. 176 self-employed entrepreneurs presented
their creative projects in the field of catering, services, and entertainment
to the citizens and realized a two-week turnover of products in two days. Artur
Valiakhmetov, the chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, announced
it today at the Business Monday.
festival was held for two days. Several thematic zones were organized for the
participants and guests of the event. One of the main platforms was an
educational lecture hall, where visitors learned how to find an idea for a
business, how to attract investment, what SMM and a trademark are needed. A
market with a separate area for selling farm products, a food court, and a
children area was also organized for guests. Young visitors were entertained by
fun quests, creative contests, and a master class on children's time
visitor was able to find gifts for himself and his loved ones among a large
assortment of original things”, noted A. Valiakhmetov. “Handicrafts,
accessories, jewelry, books, postcards, posters, clothes, dishes, and much more
were presented to festival guests”.
could get advice from specialists from different fields: lawyers, pension
insurance consultants, and even psychologists. And the specialists of the
Support Center for Self-Employed helped the festival participants sort out
questions about the tax regime and register as a self-employed. During the
festival, 40 new self-employed were registered and more than 80 citizens
received a competent advice on starting a business.
festival was created as a tool for providing the self-employed with an open
sales channel for their products in the public spaces of the city”, said A.
Valiakhmetov. “This successful experience is planned to be applied in other
parks and squares of the city and to hold similar events on an ongoing basis”.
days, the self-employed sold a two-week amount of products, which indicates the
effectiveness of this form of support, said Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan.
“We are only looking for forms of work with the self-employed. This is a new
category of entrepreneurs, which has only recently received its status”, said
the Mayor. “Fairs in parks and squares are good, but this is not the only form
of support. I ask to find new forms of support in a constant dialogue with
entrepreneurs so that their business develops. We are on the right path, but we
need to continue the work”.
about 22 thousand self-employed registered in Tatarstan, of which seven
thousand are from Kazan.