I’ve set up this category, Business, for the benefit of those asking me about setting up a business in Russia.
This is a town of freaking 40 thousand, yet it has
- no bookstore
- no used car lot
- no antique shop
- no flea market
- no greengrocer
- no health food store
- etc. etc. etc.
It is surrounded by woods full of berries and mushrooms, and these are intensely harvested, sold to wholesalers, and shipped hundreds of miles south for processing. No processing is done locally.
It has scores of hunters but no gun shop.
And local situation with auto repairs is beyond bad and is worth a separate story. See elsewhere under Businss.
But don’t rush to sell your house and come here. There is a reason why business niches remain open. Over-regulation beyond anything imaginable, low-quality or nonexistent workforce, and generally undeveloped infrastructure are among the reasons why most ideas won’t make it to reality. Investigation of the business scene is among the most valuable services I can offer to a Klondike seeker. The answer will more than disappoint you. Still, it is better to spend three thousand for a thorough investigation and report (a quick and somewhat dirty oveview of the situation can cost much less) than sink 30 into a project doomed from the beginning. See Services.