In 2010 about 140 unemployed persons of Mogilev received a subsidy to start business. A range of businesses is diverse: from commerce to services. According to specialists, the number of people willing to start their own business is constantly increasing. A decision to grant a subsidy is made by a commission after examining a business-plan. A subsidy can be used for special purposes only.
Maria Shapnevskaya, a chief of the Employment Office of the Department for Labour, Employment and Social Security, says that the subsidy can be used to buy equipment, tools, materials, machinery, raw materials, to pay for services and other purposes connected with business organization. It is possible to use a part of the subsidy (30-40%) to buy the first shipment.