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The Creative Entrepreneur - Poland - 1

A couple of years ago Mr A was a young and very skilled graphic designer in Germany, born and raised in Munich. He met his future wife traveling through Germany and followed her back to Poland. Due to the fact that his design services could be done via the internet it made no difference for him where his business was based.

 Stefan remembers that the first problems arose when he wanted to register his business. Being able to speak German and fluent English, but not Polish, he could not communicate with the government office workers. He spent an enormous amount of time going from one office to another, being sent back all the time. Mr A was absolutely positive that if it were not for his wife’s efforts there would be no way he could have started his business on his own.

His services are aimed primarily at large enterprises. The company deals with designing buildings and advanced computer graphics used, for example in advertising. Stefan says that he does not get a lot of orders from Polish companies, mostly because his services are quite expensive and he cannot afford to use his time on small orders. Mr A’s company is doing very well.

Mr A considers Poland as a unique and extremely friendly country – all except the government offices here. He claims that all the necessary procedures and paperwork for starting and conducting business in Poland are very time-consuming.  

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