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Starting a business anywhere takes grit, determination and a marketable idea, but these places make it just a little bit easier for start-ups to get off the ground.
Starting a business anywhere takes grit, determination and a marketable idea, but certain countries make it just a little bit easier for start-ups to get off the ground. News and World Report recently ranked the best countries for entrepreneurs based on a number of factors, including connectedness to the rest of the world, availability of a skilled and educated workforce, developed infrastructure, a well-developed legal framework, and easy Expectations - Cut Off Your Hands - You And I to capital.
To find out what makes the top countries primed for start-up success, we talked to entrepreneurs in each of them to uncover what business benefits these places offer and why they love living there.
View image of Germany is the best country for entrepreneurs, according to U. The government also makes it easy to get started with a new venture.
Unlike other countries like the UK where a single city is the economic hub, Germany has a number of large business hubs, including Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg. This is especially important when testing new products for a global market, according to Jens Wohltorf, CEO and co-founder of Berlin-based chauffeur service Blacklane.
English is also widely spoken in Germany — it is the primary business language at Blacklane and many other start-ups — which makes it easier to build a multinational company and attract diverse talent. Even so, Germany does have some challenges for new Hiljaa - Aina (15) - Aina Leino owners, particularly its complex tax code that almost always requires hiring an accountant or tax advisor.
Housing shortages are also starting to become a problem in Berlin and other metros due to population growth, increased immigration and lack of new construction, though cost of living still remains low compared to other European capitals.
The creative spirit in Germany fuels both professional and personal life, particularly in Berlin, according to Wohltorf. Japan has long been a paradox in the business world, where a traditionally risk-averse culture has also spawned world-changing innovation. To many businesspeople in Japan, the country is also on the brink of a major cultural shift.
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Japan also consistently ranks high as one of the places where people live the longest — due to its quality of life, sense of community and healthy diet. The American Dream — where anyone can become anything they want if they put their mind to it — still defines the US for many of its residents, especially those who want to start a business. We are a people who respect those who risk their livelihoods to live out their dreams. A culture of entrepreneurship also means there are plenty of mentors who are happy to help budding business owners.
We are willing to fight for what we want and demand a better life from those who seek to block progress. Because the US has a fairly uniform culture and a large market, scaling nationwide is easy here, says Lam. Hiring can be tough in competitive markets like Silicon Valley, where the now-massive tech giants compete for the best talent with top salaries and perks. That belief in having a voice affects day-to-day life in the US, where one person, one vote, still Berlin Sleaze - Various - Travelogues 5 the culture.
The national park system here is also one of the best in the world, and residents take full advantage of seeing them wherever they live. It's natural beauty at its finest, seeing what existed before humans and what will exist after our time on this planet is done. The government also makes numerous online resources available, such as government-backed start-up loans and free business plan templatesand filing business taxes can be fast and easy.
The high costs of housing in London can be a struggle for business owners and potential employees. Still, having free NHS healthcare makes starting a business a bit less risky.
Besides the business climate, Wright says he loves to live in London because of the combination of history and modern culture. Locals also love the multiculturalism of the capital city, where people from all over the world live side-by-side to create a rich landscape of food and culture. Due in part to its lack of natural resources, Switzerland has long invested instead in research and development to grow Were Worried About You - Cocainejesus - Were Worried About You economy.
This has paid off well, with the country as becoming an international leader in banking and finance. Lately, that expertise has been put to work in a new way, as the country has become a hub of cryptocurrency and blockchain-based start-ups.
The city is home to the Ethereum Foundationthe blockchain platform behind many new decentralised applications as well as the second-largest cryptocurrency, trailing only Bitcoin in terms of market cap. Switzerland is leading the way in terms of implementing core values inherent in the traditional financial sector into this new industry.
In addition to a friendly regulatory environment and business-friendly tax rates, Swiss start-ups also benefit from its Cold Hearted (Quiverin 12) - Paula Abdul - Shut Up And Dance (The Dance Mixes) location within Europe, making trade and finding talent easier. Though the extremely high cost of living here is often initially painful for newcomers, seasoned entrepreneurs say the benefits and returns of being a part of the Swiss economy outweigh the costs.
Those returns also pay off in the day-to-day lifestyle, as residents enjoy access to world-class schools and educational opportunities, as well as the natural beauty of the surrounding Alps.
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