Since 1995, acting behalf our international and national clients and partners, we had successfully implemented more than 500 projects. Mission of the Foundation is an initiation and implementation of significant initiatives and projects contributing to the economic growth and prosperity of St. Petersburg as well as the North-West Federal District of the Russian Federation.

INBETS project
Participation in the INBETS project provides for St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development opportunities for mutually beneficial communication and international experience exchange due to the fact that goals of the project correspond to the mission of the Foundation, as well as to the strategic, social and economic development of St. Petersburg.

During the implementation of the INBETS project Foundation conducted analysis of the issues in business transfer sphere in Russia and St. Petersburg, what organizations/ institutions that can help SMEs with mentoring or training (business and professional associations) and expanding business contacts network, which business transfer models are more popular in country and what legislative, administrative and psychological barriers face entrepreneurs during business transfers, etc.

By now Foundation developed the guide for Russian SMEs which includes statistics data, information about business transfer models, financing models, ways of SMEs evaluation, business transfer success stories and contact information of business support organizations in St. Petersburg and abroad which assist companies in business transfers sphere. Foundation has also presented main results of the INBETS project during the key events in St. Petersburg.

Contact information
St. Petersburg Foundation for Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Development (St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development)
Address: 14, Izmaylovsky pr., 190005 St. Petersburg, Russia
Tel.: +7 812 575 04 80, 325 83 51, 712 67 80
Fax.: +7 812 712 66 07

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Success Stories from St.Petersburg Foundation for SME Development
Success Story Foundation held an expert panel “Innovative models of business transfer: challenges and opportunities” in the framework of “Strategic Planning Leaders Forum” On October 29, 2019 representatives of the Foundation organized the Expert panel «Innovative Business Transfer Models: challenges and opportunities» during the XVIII Annual Strategic planning leaders forum of the regions and cities of Russia. Participation in the Expert panel allowed analyzing opportunities and challenges for cooperation between regions, countries and cities and discussing different ways and strategies for developing new cooperation instruments in order to strengthen institutional capacity in the business transfer support field. More than 50 participants from different countries took part in the event. The following experts took part in the discussion:•  Max Hogeforster – President – Hanseatic Parliament – Baltic Sea Academy•  Anita Richert-Kaźmierska – Assistant Professor – Gdansk University of Technology•  Vytas Navickas – Professor – Vytautas Magnus University•  Lebedeva Marina – Head – Centre for Innovations in Social Sphere•  Ruzhinsky Alexander – Founder – Startup Junior School of Entrepreneurship and soft skills;•  Shchelkanov Aleksandr – Development Director – St. Petersburg Regional office of the All-Russian Public Organization “Business Russia”•  Starkovsky Daniil – Director – State Budget Institution “Saint Petersburg House of Youth” Mr. Maxim Balanev – Executive director and head of INBETS project at St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development was moderator of the event. […]
Realization of National projects in St. Petersburg was discussed in St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry with INBETS BSR project supportSuccess StoryOn October 15, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a meeting dedicated to the implementation of national projects in St. Petersburg. The event was held with the support of the St. Petersburg Committee for Industrial Policy, Innovations and Trade and St. Petersburg Foundation for SME development.During the meeting Mr. Maxim Balanev – Executive director and head of the INBETS project at St. Petersburg Foundation for SME Development presented key objectives and main results of the INBETS project. The participation in the Meeting allowed discussing possible ways of cooperation with representatives of regional authorities, business and entrepreneurial associations, business support organizations and business representatives.Representatives of the following organizations participated in the Panel Discussion as key experts:    • St. Petersburg Committee for Industrial Policy, Innovations and Trade;    • St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry;    • Unified Entrepreneurship Center;    • All-Russian Public Organization of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises OPORA ROSSIA St. Petersburg branch;    • The Union of organizations of business angels (SOBA);    • St. Petersburg Regional office of the All-Russian Public Organization “Business Russia”;    • Small and Middle-scale Business Crediting Assistance Fund, MFI;    • Association “St. Petersburg Business women” (Delovaya Peterburghenka);    • Union of Small Enterprises of St. Petersburg;    • The Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of St. Petersburg. […]