Smoljinac village, 20 km from Pozarevac across Serbia is not only known for its large number of private entrepreneurs, but also by the fact that half of 2,400 residents temporarily working abroad. Children guest workers, mainly in Austria and Italy, however, are not waiting for foreign currency referrals from parents, but in the homeland itself engaged in the business.
- Most of the 52 registered companies are related to production activity in construction, employing a total of about 150 people. The economic crisis we have not felt here, because none of us was not related to the economic giants - says Sasa Stevic, owner of two businesses and three children. - Parents are to me since 1992. abroad, and I am Smoljincu started her own business and currently employs 14 workers. I could and more, if you expand a business, although many prefer izbagavaju village with a job in the city.
Private businessmen and Dragisa Cirkovic, owner of the craft shop, "Joinery Ćirković", which makes doors and windows and furniture. Asked whether he was the main customers of guest workers in the area built magnificent homes, Cirkovic answer negatively.
Board at the entrance to Smoljinac, where it was pointed out that it is a village of small businesses, it has been a long dream to us. Since we collected 500 euros, 2007. year we had done and pointed at the turning from the highway - said Stevic. On this board guests are informed that in Smoljincu can see the lake, the monastery of Sveta Petka church and school and the 19th century.
- These houses are rarely built today, because young people who are working abroad, take their children there and try to provide good housing conditions, and is no longer building large houses in the homeland - Cirkovic said.
Smoljinčani entrepreneurial spirit from which they had to succeed because he ruled in the village and half a century ago.
- 50 years ago but the residents were farmers, and engaged in private business. There were 250 registered crepana even known throughout Serbia - said Cirkovic. In accordance with the entrepreneurial spirit, a dozen private companies in late 2006. he founded the Association of Small Entrepreneurs Crniće, including most members of Smoljinca just a fight were to have a representative in the municipal council.
Most are engaged in productive activities, build prefabricated buildings, metal and aluminum fences, wood and PVC windows, solid fuel boilers, furniture, decorative concrete elements, PVC bags ... There are many, but not compete, but help and support. It would be easier if they supported them and local authorities.
- One of the ways to support private business would be forming a group of experts, even some young volunteers, who would investigate the market and proposed a viable business. In turn, the future private owners we have sent you here can legally and effectively do business - said Stevic. Owners of Smoljinca behave socially responsible. Donations help the sport and culture and development of villages, to ensure children and young people to better living conditions.
Sasa Stevic exports its products to France, Slovenia, Belgium, soon in Jordan, and a representative of the 10 German companies for the elements in the construction industry. However, it is believed that none of the relevant municipality Crniće little, but not in Pozarevac, has the necessary database on local exporters, even on the exact number of private entrepreneurs in Branicevo.
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