Tag: Norway

Business in the European Single Market 101

Business in the European Single Market 101 EU single market map

The European Single Market (ESM) is the largest internal market in the world. It allows for the free movement of goods, services, capital and people within the European Union and Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. These last 3 countries participate in the EU’s internal market without being members of the European Union. The Single Market works […]

Doing business in Oslo

Doing business in Oslo

Oslo is Norway’s capital city and one of Europe’s most vibrant and diverse ones. The city itself has a relatively modest population with just over 700.000 inhabitants, the larger metropolitan area houses well over 2 million people. It is also home to a thriving business community that offers excellent opportunities for companies looking to make…

Made in Europe

Made in Europe

As an entrepreneur, you know that to be successful you need to offer a quality product or service. But did you know that some of the best products in the world are made in Europe? From fashion to food, automobiles to automation, there are tons of high-quality goods coming out of countries like Italy, Sweden,…

Norway and the EU

Norway and the EU

Norway has been a part of the European Economic Area (EEA) since 1994, but they are not members of the European Union (EU). This means that they can trade with other EU countries and have some benefits, but they are not full members and cannot vote on things. Some people think that Norway will become…

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….

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…

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…