10 Belarusian startups to look out for in 2021

Many people use their garage as a workplace and earn a lot of money, build a successful business there. Here are some 2021 Belarus garage business ideas that you can implement yourself.

Business Idea: Car Repair

You can easily provide repair services for the undercarriage of the car or repair the engine, it all depends on your skills and abilities. There are a lot of cars on the roads of the country, all of them sooner or later require maintenance, so the driver is looking for his master, whom you can turn to for help at any time. The minimum number of drivers have the skills to repair a car on their own, and if there are such skills, then there is no place and conditions for doing the work.

You can easily open a small car repair shop in your own garage. Initially, there will be few clients, but if you do the work with high quality, then as a result you will be able to realize your full potential and earn huge money, build a successful and profitable business. Private craftsmen in their own garages are in great demand, because the cost of repairs is low and the quality of work is high.

Tip: Spread information about the service among your environment, so you can get the first client and attract others.

Business idea: Candle making

If you pay attention to how much a scented candle costs on the Internet, you can understand why such a business is profitable. Paraffin can be purchased at a minimal price, and making a candle is quite simple, you need to correctly position the wick, melt the paraffin and add it to the mold. In the garage, this business will be implemented ideally, because paraffin wax can give off an unpleasant odor when melted, so you do not want to do this work at home.

In order to sell candles more expensive, use high-quality essential oils, offer your client named candles. Such products are in great demand on the market, as they are ideal as a gift. You will be able to profitably sell products made by yourself, and you will also be able to develop this small garage business without any problems, promoting goods via the Internet and social networks.

Business idea: Turning services

You can easily position the lathe in your garage. The cost of such a machine can be quite high, but if you are a good craftsman, you will quickly recoup your investment. Turner services have always been and will be in great demand in the market. Sometimes it is impossible to buy a part necessary for repair, so you just need to contact a turner for its manufacture. You can work independently, if there are no such skills, then hire a person, in any case it will be beneficial.

You can also make these or those parts yourself, and then sell them ready-made. In this case, you should give preference to common and demanded spare parts, which in any case will find their buyer. Services should be offered to car service stations, there is always a need for turners, but there is no way to organize a workplace for him.

Tip: Cooperate with the workshop, this will eliminate the need for advertising, but will provide access to a large number of potential customers.

Business idea: Manufacturing of welded structures

  • 1 What to choose to start a business in Belarus
  • 2 Business ideas in Belarus in the field of industry
  • 3 Generally accepted principles in business Belarus
  • 4 Frequent mistakes of beginner entrepreneurs
  • 5 Newbie in business

If you are just asking yourself the question: "What kind of business can you do?", it means that you are not yet ripe to become an entrepreneur.

Your business is not in development or planning yet, it is still a dream.

But dreaming about business is not bad either. In your dreams, you can come up with the most creative idea, which will later become a successful business.

In order to start a business, you need to start from what you do best or what you have the ability to do.

If you like to build something, develop this area and start a business. You don't have to tackle something you don't know anything about.

Every day we come across new business ideas on the street, in the press, and we understand that it is so simple and at the same time so brilliant.

Someone came up with a great business and started to develop it, and you missed such a great opportunity.

In other matters, there can be a million successful and unique business ideas, but yours should be special and only you yourself know what exactly and how you want to develop.

If you can't come up with your own business right away, go to the Internet.

There are tons of articles out there on new business ideas. After reading them, you can choose one for yourself or create your own on the basis of some.

Before starting a business, you need to think over everything clearly, weigh.

Write to yourself on a piece of paper how you imagine all this, you can create something like a business plan. Next, discuss all your assumptions with loved ones.

Bel. iz is closely following the development of Belarusian startups. We've compiled a list of teams that have impressed us the most this year and will hopefully make their mark even more in the future. Of course, this is not a complete list of cool projects. We invite our readers to supplement it by telling in the comments about the startups that they consider the most interesting.

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Eightydays web service. e helps travelers plan a route to several cities and selects tickets that are convenient for them. You can't choose where to go on vacation - and you don't have to. The route can include up to 25 cities!

The constructor allows you to combine planes, trains and ferries in one route and buy tickets for three types of transport in one payment. The system does not offer inconvenient distant airports, from where it is difficult to get to the city, and provides automatic check-in for each flight a day or two before departure. If you want to know about other features of the web service - read our interview with the product manager of the startup, Anna Zhigar.

This year is Eightydays. e got into the TechMinsk accelerator, which is powered by Imaguru. Russian designer and avid traveler Artemy Lebedev also invested in the startup.

The kindest startup PigPug

Vitaliy Karpeichik, CEO of PigPug. Photo: Gleb Sokolovsky

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occurs in 3-5% of children and adults. Startup PigPug, another fall bunch alumnus TechMinsk, plans to help people with this disorder.

Developers have come up with a wireless headset that measures brain activity and transmits the signal to a mobile phone or tablet. The child plays educational games and, thanks to the methods of neurofeedback, learns to concentrate and switch attention, relax, and control emotions. The product is designed primarily for children, but it will be useful for adults as well - ADHD symptoms can appear at any age.

Artyline Battles Winner

CEO of Artyline Elena Malyutina. Photo: Gleb Sokolovsky

Now you can often hear the words "tired of working for my uncle." Indeed, how long can you work for all sorts of uncles? Moreover, it is not difficult to start your own business now. The paperwork will only take a few days, but only if you know exactly what to do and where to go. Together with BSB Bank, we have drawn up instructions on where to go and what to do in order to start our own business in Belarus. For this, the editorial office talked with the head of the legal department of the public association “Minsk capital union of entrepreneurs and employers” Vadim Boroduly.

Where to start

First of all, you need to decide what exactly you want to do - cut hair, produce furniture, sell clothes or do something else. Before registering an individual entrepreneur or legal entity, study the decree No. 337 "On the regulation of the activities of individuals." It contains a list of activities that you can do even without registering an individual entrepreneur. You just write an application to the tax office at your place of residence, pay a single tax on individuals and work.

If the selected type of activity is not in the list, you can apply for an individual entrepreneur or legal entity. An individual entrepreneur is the same individual who can engage in any legal activity, be a customer and contractor for work, and also use hired labor. But remember: an individual entrepreneur can hire no more than 3 people. If you need more to implement a business, it is worth registering a legal entity. One of the simplest and most common forms of companies in our country is a unitary enterprise, or UE for short.

How much money do you need

Further, the SP or UP must be registered. For the state registration of individual entrepreneurs, the issuance of a duplicate certificate of state registration, a state fee is charged.

The fee for individual entrepreneurs is only 0.5 base unit - now it is 12.75 rubles. Details for paying the state duty can be found on the website of your registration authority. For Minsk residents, this is the Registration and Licensing Department of the Main Department of Justice of the Minsk City Executive Committee, and for residents of other cities and towns - the executive committees at their place of residence.

Official unemployed, full-time students of technical schools, colleges, institutes, universities and other educational institutions, as well as their graduates during the year are exempted from paying the duty. For confirmation, you need to provide a certificate from an educational institution or employment center.

You will have to pay more for the registration of the UP - 1 basic, or 25.5 rubles. For disabled people, organizations of veterans, societies of disabled people, it costs 0.8 base - 20.4 rubles.

What documents are needed to register an individual entrepreneur

Opening an IP is simple, you do not need to collect a pile of papers. You need to write an application in the prescribed form, take a standard photograph for documents - 3.5 × 4.5 cm and have the original or a copy of the payment document confirming the payment of the state fee.

Hardly anyone can argue with the fact that it is small and medium-sized businesses that have a significant impact on the economy. Not everyone can afford to engage in large-scale production, but everyone can arrange small supplies or provide various types of services.

Business culture of Belarus

In 2021, Russia faced the imposition of sanctions due to the situation in Ukraine. The Russians immediately felt the rise in prices, the rise in the price of the dollar and all imports. The supply of many goods and services from abroad has ceased.

If for Russia this situation turned out to be an extremely difficult lesson, since its own production in many areas is in its infancy, Belarus has been living on self-sufficiency for several decades. Western countries regularly impose sanctions against both personally leaders of the Republic of Belarus and against Belarusian companies.

Preference is given to the production of natural fabrics and cosmetics, food. The sale goes to Russia, to the territory of the former USSR. The documentation is in Belarusian or Russian. Entrepreneurs, striving for cooperation with European states, are actively studying English and French.

Internet commerce is practically undeveloped here. A small number of enterprises have their own websites and offer their products in the global network. The one who is the first to master this market will receive significant advantages over competitors.

At the moment, the conclusion of an agreement with a foreign company in Belarus is possible after personal negotiations between managers or proxies with the obligatory discussion of all the details and nuances of each item. If at any stage of the negotiations changes are made, the discussion of all points begins anew.

Pros and cons of starting a business in Belarus

  • support from the state for medium and small businesses;
  • no need to learn the language;
  • registration is not always required;
  • territorial proximity and cooperation of countries.

  • corruption (almost the same as in the Russian Federation);
  • high taxes;
  • instability of laws;
  • unwillingness of people to work.

Peculiarities of national business

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