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Story of Kateryna Chuyko (City of Lutsk)

Ukraine | Getting Down to Business | 12 Dec 2017


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Kateryna Chuyko shares her story: ‘Probably, everyone had an idea to start his own business, but the fear and misunderstanding where to begin, always stopped from achieving this goal.
I had the same situation before the announcement of the Getting Down to Business project on the Internet. Its aim was to train a group of young people during six months in the basics of business English, doing business and working with modern media.

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Kateryna Chuyko shares her story: ‘Probably, everyone had an idea to start his own business, but the fear and misunderstanding where to begin, always stopped from achieving this goal.
I had the same situation before the announcement of the Getting Down to Business project on the Internet. Its aim was to train a group of young people during six months in the basics of business English, doing business and working with modern media.
Participation in the project was formed on a competitive basis. Each candidate had to provide a complete package of documents. It all looked simple enough until it came up to writing a motivation letter, a resume, and finding people who would give a written recommendation. So, after a few weeks of collecting documents and waiting for the results, I joined the team of project. Now I fully understand that the summary and motivation were insufficiently convincing and well-prepared.
During the project, I not only learned to write such easy, at first sight, documents, but also to process them in English. It, in turn, has led and will lead to cooperation with foreign customers and participation in international projects. One of these projects was "Study Tours to Poland", and I was selected from a thousand students from 4 countries. I am grateful for the experience and information received in the Getting Down to Business project. The project introduced me to resource centers, information portals, where everyone can find all possible world-wide trainings, contests, conferences, grants for financing their own affairs and ideas. The project showed me a wide range of opportunities that are open source and completely free. I realized that everything is possible, and the main thing is to want!
Now when ideas are born in my head, I conduct a SWOT analysis that helps me to remove really bad ideas and leave only those that my focus is all about. After analyzing the strengths and weaknesses, threats and opportunities for implementing the plan, I begin to write a business plan. At the moment in my arsenal there is a powerful project to open a web studio and an information portal "Lutsk-Space". To realize this idea, a large amount of money, a customer base, skilled workers and advertising space on the Internet are needed. Therefore, to begin with, I will work as a freelance web designer and look for a programmer and manager for collaboration. At the moment, I am engaged in administering a foreign language learning page, as well as selling hand-made things for evening parties and other holidays. A large number of subscribers will allow me in the future to engage in the sale of advertising or free promotion of their own products and services.
The financial classes where we studied the regulatory requirements for conducting our own business and reporting to the supervisory authorities were not wasted. Now I have an idea of how the tax system and registration of entrepreneurial activity are organized. All these things seem to be an ordinary business and will not be a problem in the future.
I thank Getting Down to Business project for all the organizers and teachers who had made it possible to improve my English language skills, helped to realize our dreams and goals, to get out of the comfort zone, and to understand how many opportunities are open to us today.

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