Client stories13 YEARS LONG COOPERATION WITH THE BANK
Overall operations of this little craftshop are based on a concept of family business. Without any employees, services of upholstery and reparation are provided by Milan and his wife, with the help of their son. During the thirteen-year-long partnership with the Bank, Milan Lezakov has repaid 7 loans and currently has one active loan. These loans were used as means to realize his goals, one by one, with an aim to improve his business.
Craftshop Tatjana, provides services such as upholstery and repair of furniture, as well as production and sale of cushions, slippers, lazy bags, tabourets, toys for children etc. Versatile production enables independence from seasonally based work and poses lower market risk, so it is no wonder that business has been operating successfully for over two decades. It all began after Milan and his wife lost their permanent and secure income in Novkabel and Centroslavija. The idea itself came from the wife’s brother, who did upholstery as a hobby and with his help they began to provide upholstery services in homes in the area, with minimal investments – they had no workshop, just one upholstery gun and a small Bagat machine on which the wife sewed. Milan delivered the materials and small pieces of furniture on his bicycle, when the job demanded.
Today, the client carries out all his business activities within his own business space, which includes both sales and production facilities. The business space is located on the same property as the client’s house, which significantly reduces their expenses. The market is there and whether there will be buyers or not depends on one’s dedication and perseverance to always make the quality their number one priority. One has to be firm in his intent to succeed and accomplish goals because it is important to finish all that you have started, and this is Milan’s formula for success.