How to avoid bureaucracy and corruption when doing business in Europe

How to avoid bureaucracy and corruption when doing business in Europe

Simple! Avoid doing business in bureaucratic and corrupt countries. Bureaucracy is always associated with complex and intransparent processes. This leads easily to corruption and cronyism. The delayed or obstructed processes make it very difficult for businesses to operate effectively and can ultimately discourage investment. The often quoted World Bank’s “Doing Business” report, in 2020 ranked […]

Beating Brexit: Which country should UK companies go to?

Beating Brexit: Which country should UK companies go to?

Brexit has created a lot of headaches for UK exporters, with all the extra paperwork, long delays and higher costs. For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Brexit has been particularly challenging. Many SMEs do not have the resources or expertise to navigate the complex Brexit process, and as a result, they are struggling to keep […]

Ready-made company Norway: How to Start a Shelf Company Today

Ready-made company Norway: How to Start a Shelf Company Today

Starting up a business from scratch in Norway can take some time. Therefore in some cases it can be a solution to buy a ready-made company. This is also called a shelf company. In some cases this gives you the opportunity to set up a company than if you would have registered a new entity. […]

Corporate Income Tax in Europe: A Comprehensive Comparison

Corporate Income Tax in Europe: A Comprehensive Comparison

When it comes to corporate income tax, Europe is a hotbed of activity. Every country seems to have its own rules and regulations when it comes to taxing businesses. This can make it difficult for companies doing business in multiple European countries. In this blog post, we will compare corporate income tax rates in some […]

Where to start a business in Europe

Where to start a business in Europe

Where to start a business in Europe as a foreigner We know from first-hand experience that deciding on where in Europe you should set up your business can be challenging. With this analysis we try to help you making an educated decision. Our primary target are small and medium-sized businesses looking start up or expand […]

How to Start a Business in the Netherlands

How to Start a Business in the Netherlands

Starting a business in another country is always tricky. However, there are a few countries in Europe where they are so used to setting up new companies that the process is almost effortless. One of those countries is the Netherlands. Compared to its neighbours, the Netherlands has very little bureaucracy and has a very friendly […]

After the Oil: Norway’s Green Shift

After the Oil: Norway’s Green Shift Export tree map of Norway

Norway’s prosperity is impossible to separate from its oil and gas. resources. Although there are several other factors that contribute to its wealth (for example: Norwegian women have been an active part of the workforce for a much longer time than in most other countries) nothing quite beats the country’s ‘black gold’. Norway is currently […]

Startup Scene in Norway

Startup Scene in Norway

Until just a few years ago, Norway’s startup scene was very small and largely unknown. As of 2021, that landscape has drastically changed with both Norwegian and foreign entrepreneurs and investors discovering the opportunities and excitement of the Norwegian startup landscape. Read on for some of the best sources to understand the Norwegian startup scene. […]