Private entrepreneurs employ more than 54 thousand people today. In Belarus there are 238,500 small businesses. Growth is estimated at almost two and a half thousand from January, for the first time in three years. Most of all those who opened their business, work in transportation services, wholesale and retail trade, as well as construction. These are the first results of the Decree No. 7 and the entire liberalization package. The number of artisans also increased.