Newsletter #12 Project success stories presented by Kaunas. Project LT-PL-1R-048

Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts
During the project entrepreneurship specialists from Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts in Kaunas, Marijampolė and Jonava counties provided 230 consultations for the target group of the project: people who want to start up business or to develop it.
There are 6 new enterprises established, “Big idea” competition, two days international conference in Marijampolė and 3 seminars in Kaunas, Marijampolė and Jonava organized since the beginning of o the project. Three seccess stories for you attention!

MB “Injekcija menui“ was established by Aira Zelenauskienė in Marijampolė. It is a small workshop. The main activity of the company is production of laser cutting garments: cutting and engraving of different type of materials (leather, textile, rubber, paper or organic glass), thermal printing, and colouring of textile. Aira says “Technologies are developing every day, so I need to learn about them, improve the quality of the production and to expand the assortment of services or garments. I always try to find the best solution for the particular client and his product“. The company started to cooperate with few large companies in Baltic States. “Entrepreneurship specialist from Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts helped me in the process of the starting my business: I have received many important contacts and professional advices. Events, organized by Kaunas CCIC, helped to understand how to proceed from the idea to business, avoid mistakes, get different knowledge, where to look for funding possibilities. I had a dream and now I am in the implementation process of my business, now I feel the balance in my life and I am really happy, my activity is a huge pleasure for me. The next step of the company is to expand the business and create the workplaces for the young enthusiastic people”.

Mantvydas Mirinauskas, a founder and manager of the MB “Šiaurės garsas“: “I have always known what I would like to do in the future. Music creation, sound recording and other musical solutions – all these activities were the priority in my life. That is why I had consultations with entrepreneurship consultant of Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts in Jonava branch office about the creation possibilities of own business. I have established the company „Šiaurės garsas“. The number of clients are growing, the website is already developed. The further development of the company is planned”.

Dmitrijus Blagodarenko, a founder and manager of UAB “Laidai“: „Since a childhood I saw how much hours you need to work in a family business, how success could be changed by the crisis, sometimes the profitable order can become unprofitable or your partner goes bankrupt. I have worked in different companies in Lithuania and abroad, had leading positions, but on the same time I had a dream to start the own business, but also I had doubts about risk and always evaluate whether is it worth to start. In 2017 I decided to establish the company. The main question was about the differences of legal forms of entities and I have been consulted by the entrepreneurship consultant of Kaunas Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts from Jonava branch office. I am convinced that success comes than you have experience and work with love”.

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