Director of Brandtape LLC Natalia Sivovolova shared her experience of cooperation with the Export Support Center, which is part of the regional Fund for Entrepreneurship Support. This year, the Center's work has become part of two national projects - "Small and Medium-Sized Entrepreneurship and Support for Individual Entrepreneurial Initiatives" and "International Cooperation and Export".
"We are a small business, a workshop in Rare. We have existed since 2005, we produce packaging adhesive tape - scotch tape, to put it simply.
The largest volumes of adhesive tape with a logo. We work with major clients - Russian Post, Detsky Mir. Last year, 7.5 million square meters of such products were produced.
When we decided to start exporting, firstly, I was like various seminars. This is all very informative and interesting. And concrete help is the promotion of our website in Kazakhstan. The fund has covered the costs. In addition, we went to the exhibition with them, we are also planning next year. Now sales in Kazakhstan are 4%.
We understand how to trade with Kazakhstan, there are no particular obstacles there. And once a client from Azerbaijan appeared - he is not included in the customs zone. We turned to the Center for advice. They helped us draw up an agreement with a client, with a transport company, the whole roadmap: how, where to go, what to do, where to go to customs. Step by step. advised on the entire process."
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