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Social business in Belarus: where to look for profit?

Published on: 30.10.2019

October 25-27 In Bobruisk was held CINGO conference, dedicated to new business models.

Can social enterprises to make a profit? Can I as a whole to monetize this area? CINGO network partners from all over the country gathered in Bobruisk, to get acquainted with the most promising business models and their practical application in the framework of the social economy

As foreign and local entrepreneurs have come to share examples of successful projects with participants. It was a lot of interesting and very useful story directly from the owners and managers of social enterprises with concrete examples, and all the details.

As noted by participants in Belarus almost no conditions for social entrepreneurship, this concept is not fixed by law. People who engage in social business, in full pay taxes and pay utilities.

Weakening is given only in two cases. When hiring a person with a disability for him to pay only half the tax. And if the owner himself has a disability, the Fund of Social Protection of Population, he counts not 13%, but 6% tax.

Nevertheless, despite not being the most favorable conditions for the development of social entrepreneurship in Belarus, this business works. For example, in CINGO network more than a dozen of such organizations and initiatives, and they are becoming stronger and growing quantitative every year.

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