Lexander and Anastasia Kim, having abandoned the event management, decided to make a confectionery shop and sell donuts of their own making in it. It did not work to trade a treat from the wheels: the laws are too strict for such formats of eateries. But sociable spouses were able to attach their donuts to the institutions of friends and acquaintances.
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Word Order is an independent intellectual literature store in St. Petersburg. There is a cinema club, literary evenings, lectures and seminars, book presentations with the participation of authors. Non-fiction literature, books on the theory of cinema and music, works on philosophy, political science and sociology, albums on art and poetry are in priority.
Hello Hostel in an abandoned mansion on Promenade des Anglais half a year ago was opened by friends Ivan Fedorenko and Anton Snitko. Having met at a party at Easybar in 2010, the guys decided to open a joint business. As a result, it turned out not just a place where foreigners stay, but also a full-fledged event venue with weekly concerts and parties.
For five years, Dmitry Yakovlev has organized in St. Petersburg the international festival of drawn stories "Bumfest". After working for several years at a bookstore and publishing house, in 2003 Yakovlev decided to promote a comic book culture in Russia. Now, every September, exhibitions and a parallel program dedicated to comics: film screenings, contests, workshops for young authors, meetings with artists and a book fair are held at the central venues of the city, for example, at the Manege, Floors, Anna Akhmatova Museum.
Konstantin Osintsev and Maria Timoshenko decided to open the hostel in the fall of 2011. Prior to this, they often rented out their apartment for several weeks or months, leaving for travel. Young people already had experience in project management: Konstantin led his own web studio Robo-t, and Maria - an online store.
In February 2011, the democratic DJ bar Mishka opened on Fontanka, which paid off in a few months and became one of the most sought-after and populated budgetary institutions in St. Petersburg. The name of the place suggested a popular YouTube video with husky saying Mishka I Love You. The bar team - Alexander Berkovsky, musician Kirill Ivanov and several of their friends - launched another project in late April - the Clean Plate Society cafe on Gorokhovaya Street.
The City Bouquet was opened by mom and daughter, so this is not just a flower shop, but a family shop, which is extremely rare for Moscow. Lyudmila Openok is a professional florist, she began with tents, first strangers, and then her own. The first store was opened on 1905 street, but always dreamed of working in the center.
A couple of weeks ago, on the Patriarch Ponds in the gift shop, a small department with coffee and takeaway cookies appeared - The Marc. Also, brand creator Alexandra Shaforost sells cookies in Lavkalavka, Ferma At Home, Vinissimo stores and Grand Cru restaurants, and in just a week the treat will appear in Tsvetnoy department store.
About a year ago, in the Tolstoy house on Rubinstein Street, a cafe-bar with home cooking - "Apron" was opened. At first, the owners were going to make a drinking establishment, but settled on the format of a family cafe, where you can sit for hours. Three friends came up with “Apron” - Denis Nemytov, Sasha Vardanyan and Yos Frumkin.
Infographics is a free monthly magazine that has been published since January 2011 and is distributed in cafes, bars and restaurants in Moscow and St. Petersburg. From the 16-band number you can find, for example, which cities will drown if the ice of the Arctic and Antarctica melt, what the market for sexual services in the capital looks like and what cocktails best save you from a hangover.
Kirill Naumov and Dmitry Ershov met in capoeira classes when one of them was 14 years old and the other 17. They started teaching after a few years. Having collected a sufficient number of students, the partners created their own club. Naumov, Ershov and coaches who work with them conduct classes in six metropolitan halls, earning about 125 thousand rubles a month.
Imagine the picture: during the day, lawyer Grigory Kochetkov pushes a speech at the divorce proceedings, and in the evening takes a mop and mopped the floor in a coffee shop. Kochetkov wanted to open his own institution and comprehended the intricacies of the restaurant business, hiring in the places he liked. Creating a bakery with a small space for visitors, Kochetkov relied on French croissants and Russian pies.
Having studied the Moscow market of pastry shops and cafes, Denis Goncharenko and his companion Artyom Shishlov found that you can eat a piece of cheesecake almost everywhere, but it is impossible to get a fresh cake for less than 1,000 rubles. Companions decided to occupy this niche and equipped a bakery. Hopes for restaurateurs, who could buy cakes in bulk, failed - but the Internet helped find the shortest way to cheesecake lovers.
Vasily Shevchenko (pictured) and Ivan Chernyavsky started comic book trading from two shelves in the Novodel Gallery, and now their Chuk and Geek comic book store earns 3.6 million rubles a year. Despite the obvious success and increased sales, they do not plan to open a network. They like the format of a unique little shop.
In the summer of 2011, a bicycle workshop and the main platform of the Fixed Gear SPB community opened in the Taiga cultural space. The project was organized by four friends: Georgy Usov, Alexander Ilyenko, Pavel Sklyarov and Alexander Maltsev. The guys are fond of fixed gear bicycles, fixes, and met on thematic forums on the Internet.
Architect Anton Khmelnitsky, the Russian country manager of the London bureau Fosters + Partners, suffered when he arrived in Moscow on business due to a lack of an office with a good negotiating and helpful secretary. Since it seemed impractical to rent a room to spend in it two days a month, he came up with an elite coworking format in which businessmen like him can hold conferences, meetings and other events.
Maxim Zhurilo, business coach of Business Relations, has never particularly liked sports. In one day, he decided to change himself with the help of running and gradually became a regular participant in the world's largest marathons. In September 2012, he and his partners opened the ILOVERUNNING correct running school, where in seven weeks ordinary people are trained for long-distance races.
The owner of the Triton Bikes workshop Dmitry Nechaev discovered that athletes and amateurs abroad like Russian bikes and are half the price of their American and European counterparts. He began to sell bicycle frames and perceived this activity as a hobby, but soon left the Western investment bank and began to build his own business.
Anna Sokolova for ten years bought in France her favorite tea Mariage Frères, until she met with Daniel Rosenthal. Having married, they decided to open a tea house in Moscow, similar to the one where they spent time on their first trip. It took a year to negotiate with the French manufacturer - during this time the couple managed to build a store, fill the shelves with other brands and attract the first customers.
Founders of Click-boutique.ru Evgenia Fedorovskaya and Elena Popova built a business for $ 500,000 without loans and investments, selling things of European brands that are not in Russia. BUSINESS SPHERE Online store OPENING DATE July 2009 budget for launching 30,000 rubles SITE www.click-boutique.ru Evgeniya FEDOROVSKAYA and Elena POPOVA Founders of Click-boutique.
Victor Butko and Stanislav Bukowski worked together in the same company as co-founders for eight years. Having decided that the work of the first company completely suits them, they decided to create a new project. Having spent nine months in the preparatory period, Butko and Bukowski in November 2012 began selling hand-made sunglasses in a wooden frame.