Atameken launches contract designer service for SME protection

ASTANA – The Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs (NCE), in cooperation with BestProfi, launched a contract designer online service on Oct. 1, reported the organisation’s press service. The business protection initiative, which provides well-written business contracts for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), contains 100 legal contract templates to create documents according to entrepreneurs’ needs.

“The online service contains 500 ready-made consultations from practicing experts in the field of civil, labour, criminal law and accounting. In addition, 10,000 responses from government agencies on business issues are also available on the website,” noted the release.

According to the developers, entrepreneurs can combine variable blocks and design documents to fit their needs. They will be required to register on the website and connect to business free tariff protection.

“It offers an employment contract template with a foreign employee, acts of work performed, a rental agreement for a kiosk or a canteen, a contract for the provision of one-time services and other documents,” said an NCE representative.

The agreements consider possible risks and provide legal protection mechanisms to minimise potential losses. Each document contains a clause that entrepreneurs will be able to use in resolving disputes through the Atameken Arbitration Centre, which significantly saves financial and time costs.

As of Sept. 11, Atameken Services provided 2,700 online services for entrepreneurs in 68 support areas.

NCE also developed a personal account for entrepreneurs offering 46 online public services. The Atameken Services, Damu National Companies and KazAgro platforms will be integrated by the end of the year.

The support service for farmers was launched as a pilot project in Aktobe region, which allows them to consult with local and foreign veterinarians.

NCE intends to implement automated scoring systems for prompt loan provision through a special website or app. An entrepreneur will receive a preliminary decision on loans within 10 minutes after submitting the necessary documents.

The Atameken Academy online educational programmes will offer the basics of entrepreneurship at all levels. Nearly 44,000 individuals are expected to participate. The Business School, School of Young Entrepreneurs, Business Connections, Bastau and other projects will be available to users in an open format.

The Aman small business information system allows automating all small enterprise accounting processes, as well as providing reliable and operational business analytics.

A geo-information interactive portal based on screening and regional maps is also among NCE’s important directions. The map provides the number of enterprises and information on industrial enterprise certification, ensures a trade balance between regions and solves infrastructure and logistics issues.