National Online Guidebook for Business



Each participating country has its own guidebook on starting and running business there, with a unifying website.

It would be like a travelguide collection for businesses and entrepreneurs. - Think Lonely Planet for business.

Open source, peer-built, checked by legal experts.

Each book or 'country section' on the website would have sections on Banking, Tax, HR (wage guides, employment laws and so on), Demographic data, specialties of the nation (e.g. a country that specialises in ecological conservation and solar power / dairy farming / chocolate / genetic research / forestry / medical technology / pharmaceuticals / systems engineering / etc. / whatever), geography, currencies, education, tips, advice from established local businesses etc. The book would be reviewed and updated annually or whenever there's a big change in relevant policy etc. The book would be available as an e-book and possibly also in print (or maybe on an 'order to print' basis).

The website would be a unifying platform where countries can interact and be compared to help choose business locations. It would also include facts and figures, as well as 'how to' guides (e.g. 'how to apply for income tax in this country' / 'what you need to incorporate here' / 'how to get seed funding in this country'). There could also be an 'ask to answer' function allowing people to directly approach people in the know with specific questions.

A main point here is that it should all be really easy to understand / follow (like the 'For Dummies' books), easy to navigate and easy to read. There should also be an emphasis on efficiency - instead of reams of rambling information, present it all in a very to-the-point manner (except if, say, an ask-to-answer asked specifically about personal experience or a story about something). So any videos should be to-the-point and straight-forward, not elaborate and full of catchy songs and things. Think functional, pleasant, pragmatic and minimalist.

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[Cabria], :) When I was going through that stuff myself, it was a pain! And usually these topics (company registration and taxes, etc.) are not covered at startup accelerators. Everyone and anyone needs more clarity on that.


[ruta] yes! Exactly! You get it now :) That stuff, yes, and then the country specific things as well - how those things change according to where in the world you're based/basing.




> it's for people who are actually setting up real businesses and need to find information quickly, easily and in a manner that makes it easy to understand

[Cabria], ah, got it! Yes, the first thing I had in mind was about how to set a startup business which is focused on a web-based product. That's a different problem and idea indeed.

I agree, there's a massive pain point around understanding how to register a company, write a biz plan, find an accountant, register for taxes, get some funding, and other things that anyone who's turning their project into an actual company [in any country], needs to do!


是的,学生也可以使用它。但这实际上是针对那些真正在建立真实业务并且需要快速,轻松且以易于理解的方式查找信息的人。当然,有些学生也将实际建立起真正的企业,但我不会对此过于关注。也许还有另一个目标集中在如何为学生带来实用的创业/商业机会和学习上。 为此,建议在Infinity上使用新的“目标” /“问题”。(我们可以分享超权益-我会花更少的钱,因为这对您更感兴趣。)

我也不会将其限制为在线。这似乎毫无意义,因为当完全在线运行时,工作方式会有所不同。另外,许多企业出于税收减免等原因而迁移或专门选择在特定国家/地区进行迁移。正如我提到的,特定于不同国家/地区的地理数据对于选择设置地点很有用。就像,您不会在网上建立网上冲浪学校业务(嗯,您可以,但不是很动手,而且教学内容也非常有限,只有视频和类似的东西:-/)或,例如奥地利。 (再说一次,如果有诸如湖上冲浪之类的事情,但是可能会受到限制。)我认为当今,人们过度关注数字/在线业务。是的,它正在蓬勃发展,但是我们不应该忽略面对面的和其他商业模式。我们这个时代的问题之一是,人们之间将缺乏近距离和身体上的接触。我们应该避免使这一情况恶化。



[ruta] Thanks. I'm glad you like the idea.

Yeah, it could be used by students as well. But really it's for people who are actually setting up real businesses and need to find information quickly, easily and in a manner that makes it easy to understand. Sure, some students will also be actually setting up real businesses but I wouldn't over-focus on this. Maybe there could be another goal focused on how to bring practical entrepreneurial / business opportunity and learning to students. Suggest new 'Goal'/'Problem' on Infinity for this. (We can share hyperequity - I'll take less as it's more your interest.)

I wouldn't limit it to online either. That seems pointless, as things work a little differently when run entirely online. Also, a lot of businesses relocate or specifically choose to locate in a specific country for reasons other than tax breaks etc. E.g. as I mentioned, geographical data particular to different countries being useful for choosing a place to set up. Like, you're not going to set up a surfing school business online (well, you could but it wouldn't be very hands-on and the teaching would be very limited, only videos and things like that :-/ ) or in, say, Austria. (Again, you possibly could, if there's such a thing as lake surfing but again business would be limited.) I think there's an over-focus on digital / online business nowadays. Yes, it's booming etc but we shouldn't neglect face-to-face and other business models. One of the problems of our time is and will be lack of proximate and physical contact between people. We should avoid exacerbating that.

I think I'll try to build a basic website for this. And if people want to join in, brilliant. I'll link when I have something for ye. Meantime, if anyone else wants to begin, go for it. {1}




  • 好主意。即使对于学校项目,它也是非常方便的工具。越来越多的学生开始将企业家精神视为一种职业道路,问题是-我从哪里开始



_> Lonely Planet for business. Really easy to understand / follow (like the 'For Dummies' books), easy to navigate and easy to read. _

  • Nice idea. It'd be very handy tool even for school projects. More students start to think about entrepreneurship as a career path, the problem is -- where do I start?

A specific project for this idea could be a website that explains the best practices of how to set up an online business step by step?

[iulia-link],您可能喜欢这个主意!它与您发布的有关如何使人们能够赚更多钱的问题有关。 :)

[iulia-link], you might like this idea! It relates to the problem you posted on how to enable people to earn more money. :)