St. Petersburg Entrepreneur’s Club is a Member of International Association of Entrepreneurs' Clubs
International Association of Entrepreneurs' Clubs was formed in 2006 and united
5 Clubs representing Central region of Russia, North-West, Siberia, Ukraine.
In 2007 Clubs more Entrepreneur’s Clubs joined Association.
Currently Association operates in 8 cities, representing three countries: Russia, Ukraine, Byelorussia
Russia: St. Petersburg, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Ulyanovsk-Dimitrovograd,
Ukraine: Kiev, Donetsk, Kharkov
Nowadays Association is a network of:
• 250 members
• More than 50 businesses
• 8 Internet portals
• 8 electronic infoletters
• 1 newspaper
• More than 30 000 subscribers
Goals of Association
• To unite entrepreneur’s Clubs in Russia and CIS
• To support small business
• To unite businessmen with active position
• To join clubs’ resources
• To facilitate business development of its members
• To facilitate free knowledge and information exchange
• To apply new approaches in business
St. Petersburg Entrepreneur’s Club
St. Petersburg Entrepreneur’s Club, the oldest Club in Association was founded in 2002
President – Sergei Sidorenko
Club mission is unity and partnership of people with active position in life and pure thoughts for creation and its development their own business for well-being and prosperity of the society
Club slogan – Mind the Goal
• Free weekly meetings of people with active life position
• Support of starting companies
• Support of youth business initiatives
• Support of healthy business ideas
• Contact exchange
• Ideas and resources exchange
• Group consultations - “brainstorms”
• Unique business projects
• Educational projects for entrepreneurs
• International projects
• Investment opportunities
Regular Club network meetings take place on a weekly basis
on Wednesdays, 18.00-20.00
• Busines Development
• Youth Club
Club Board Council
Sergei Sidorenko – Club President
Stanislav Kramnik - Internet Department Leader
Juliana Bortsova - NGO and Fundraising Department Leader
Denis Markov – Youth Club leader
Olga Galik – Project Leader
Roman Dolmatov – Business Development Leader
Alexei Ignatkovich – PR and Promotion Leader
Paulina Gousseva – Head of International Development
Leader: Stanislav Kramnik
• Free and easy communication between Club members by means of Forum opportunities
• Joint resource and information base for all Clubs of Association in different
• Joint resource base for International opportunities for Club members (2007)
Leader: Denis Markov
Fabric of ideas of young people
Opportunities to study and business practice
Support by experienced businessmen
Young people open companies and develop their businesses. For instance, the first Club business project was the organization of popular “Vatrushka” sledge rent for sledging down the natural and artificial hills. Company goals and mission:
To help children, youth and their parents to get quality out-door activities: through fun to personal development
Youth Club: TOP-100 project
Meeting on a regular basis with some of “Top 100 businessmen of st. Petersburg” according to “Delovoi Petersburg” newspaper rating.
Denis Kotov – the owner of the biggest bookstore chain “Bukvoed” in St. Petersburg
Meeting with governmental officials on small business city policy issues.
The Head of City Administration on Small Business
Leader: Alexey Ignatkovich
Goal: to promote St. Petersburg Entrepreneur’ Club among business community
Results: Club meetings are announced and featured in major business city editions “Delovoi Petersburg”, “Delovaya nedelya” (33 000 copies weekly).
Regular publications about Club events are reviewed in newspapers, internet-editions and in TV news and programs.
“Image of St. Petersburg in Souvenir and Gifts”
The idea is show the variety of souvenirs reflecting image of the city: starting from “soil” and “air” of St. Petersburg and finishing with VIP gifts to country presidents.
“Business Take-off” e companies to improve sales results.
Example: press-trip to Vuoksa Islands (promotion of a company on active tourism aimed at increasing its sales results).
Leader: Paulina Gousseva
Goal: is to establish fruitful cooperation between the Club and International organizations in St. Petersburg and worldwide.
Development of Club international opportunities.
Linking Club business Community to the business community of other countries
Realization of International projects with Entrepreneurial organizations from other countries.
Current International Projects:
Senior experts from Netherlands PUM organization come to consult small companies in St. Petersburg from the Club starting from September 2006
Inviting to St. Petersburg International Business-gurus and business-trainers for seminars.
The first seminar on Guerilla Marketing in St. Petersburg will be held in April 2007.
business trainer and business consultant from Israel
International Business Study
President of Center of Civil Initiatives - Sharon Tenisson was the Club guest in 2005.
members of the Club became participants of CCI study tours to the USA afterwards in 2006 and 2007.
English Language Courses
Language Studio was invited in July 2006.
Result: a group of 6 Club members started to learn English on a permanent basis.
Next project: English communication Club.
Business exchange programs
November 10-12, 2007. First International business programme to Finland and Sweden.
Business meetings with Scandinavian entrepreneurs.
Takes Place twice a year on a permanent basis since November 2006. . Currently the are very few business-grounds where ideas and capital meet for small business.
Helps to link healthy business ideas and financial recourses.
Club provides business-consultants to evaluate ideas and turn them into business plan to introduce to potential investors. Investment Forum project is especially valuable to young people of 25-30 years.
Successful and Young
Program of support and development of youth entrepreneurship and initiatives.
Informal Meetings (ôîòî)
- New Year Ball in the Palace 2004
- Entrepreneurs’ Day Celebration
sushi master class and party, May 2006
- Kiosaki business-games days-out
- 4th Club Anniversary Celebration