By Sabrina Kaleva, Rantalainen Oy
Finland might be one of the best countries in the world to set up a company – with its clean environment and stable economic and political conditions the country sets the perfect surrounding for developing your business.
By Lucy Hirst, Openside Tutor
At Openside we are often struck by both the similarities between law and consulting business models, and the differences in approach and mindset to generating and delivering work. If a firm could combine the best of a law firm’s “IQ” (content) with that of a consulting firm’s “EQ” (or, ability to truly understand a client’s context), that firm would be unstoppable.
By Christopher Helmrath and Greg Hogan, SC&H Capital
Business owners considering the sale of their privately held companies might want to bone up on their ABCs in advance of the potential economic downturn. While the M&A market is still active, business should get educated on all of their transition options in pursuit of the very best deal. They need to learn — and understand — four more letters: E-S-O-P.
By Thiago Hohl, WFaria Advogados
Brazilian maestro Tom Jobim once said, “Brazil is not for beginners.” The last decade proves that the maestro was right. During this period, Brazil moved from 10th to 6th place among the world’s largest economies and then fell back to the 8th position. It faced a period with an annual growth rate of 8% and then lived with negative figures, while hosting a World Cup and the Olympic Games.
By Andy Jones, Haines Watts
If you are looking to expand, then the UK is a great place to do business. The UK has a wide and diverse marketplace covering many industries, such as automotive, aerospace and technology, to name but a few. For anyone looking to set up a manufacturing operation, distribution hub, service operation or even European headquarters, there are many reasons why the UK is the perfect place. The UK makes a fantastic export base and is one of the leading trading nations in the world.
By Rajas Kasbekar, Little & Co.
India is currently the ninth-largest civil aviation market in the world and is expected to climb to number three by the year 2020, with only the USA and China ahead. Unfortunately, India’s aviation sector has faced turbulent times over the past few years. The sector suffered severe financial woes as a result of the sharp escalation in the price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), devaluation of the rupee, global slowdown, high operational costs, intense competition, steep taxes and climbing interest rates.
By Vijesh Zinzuwadia, Zinzuwadia & Co. CA
Strategically located on the west coast of India, Gujarat is a gateway to rich, land-locked northern and central areas of the country. Business is a of life in those areas, with which they are spearheading the Indian effort become a global economic super power. India is a country with a unity in diversity where numerous traditions, cultures and lifestyles exist but business culture is the concept that unites of them in the sub-continent.
By KC Chia, KC Chia & Noor
Over 130 participants attended the Second Mutiara Community Forum conducted in Mandarin, which was held at the Menara Mutiara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The topic of the forum was "Seven essential entrepreneurial traits and skills in setting up businesses – small companies can also achieve considerable success". The speaker was Lin Gu Ye, a renowned Taiwanese consultant who graduated from Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan. His speech can be summarised as follows: Against the backdrop of the current global economic downturn as well as continuing deterioration of the European sovereign debt crisis and resultant market retraction, there has been a significant dip in export demand coupled with an escalating rate of unemployment. As a result many who have started to risk venturing into businesses opt for new business opportunities and pursue lifetime goals with a view to achieving prosperity in the future.
By Prof. Robert Anthony, Anthony & Cie
Who can boast of having had an average annual growth of 15% for the last 25 years? Those who have decided to invest in wine.
By Faisal Alsayrafi, fth Financial Transaction House
Saudi Arabia's economy is heading for a robust growth this year as it has embarked on various development projects to keep its economic momentum going. Despite unrest in the region, Saudi Arabia maintained its economic projects intact and continued ist economic policies uninterrupted.