We bring to your attention an editorial article published in January issue of SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS magazine. The magazine is published on a quarterly basis since 2011.
This year is special for our magazine. We will celebrate our 10th anniversary in April. This issue is also special: for the first time in the publication's history we publish an issue in English only. It is addressed not only to the Russian business community, but to the wider expat business community of Cyprus.
VESTNIK KIPRA is known as a bridge between Russians and Cypriots. 25 years ago the first Russian-language newspaper was launched on the island: the Russian words “Vestnik Kipra” mean “Cyprus Messenger”. Our www.vkcyprus.com is the only Russian-language daily publication in Cyprus; together with our online platform, we have also kept a newspaper as a digest of the most important and interesting news and articles that we publish online on a daily basis.
The SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS Magazine was created to help the Russian-speaking businesspeople learn more about conducting business in Cyprus, new laws and regulations, analytics, forecasts, opinions, and professional analysis. Time has shown that this magazine has played an important role in the life of the business community.
We decided to publish an issue in English for two reasons. First, the issue is devoted to new technologies. In Cyprus, people of different nationalities are engaged in this sphere. We aimed to provide an opportunity to each of them to read our articles and interviews. The second reason is to expand our readership in our landmark year: we are celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2021 and we wanted to deliver a copy of our magazine that can be read by any business person on this island: Cypriot, Russian, German, Lebanese, British… anyone who lives and works here.
There is as well a digital edition of SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS. You may visit www.cyprusrussianbusiness.com to read all the articles we have in this issue. The website used to be “Russian-only”; as of January 2021, there is also a dedicated section in English.
In 2021, we also celebrate the first anniversary of the SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS Leaders’ Club. The first meeting of this club that unites business owners of different nationalities was organised in January 2020. Last year was difficult, that is why the Club’s online and offline activities were even more important for building new partnerships and extension of our members’ business network. You may read more about this club at the end of the magazine and get in touch if you share our values and goals and would like to be part of the Leaders’ Club activities.
On behalf of the entire Successful Business Magazine team, I would like to wish you all a productive and successful year 2021 and to share the following quote by Michael Jordan: “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
I would like to conclude this editorial with an ancient wisdom, one of many by Epictetus: “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.”