Setting Up a Business in Europe: A Country-by-country Guide

European Business Review

ISSN: 0955-534X

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "Setting Up a Business in Europe: A Country-by-country Guide", European Business Review, Vol. 12 No. 2.



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Setting Up a Business in Europe: A Country-by-country Guide

Setting Up a Business in Europe: A Country-by-country Guide

Corine MoriouKogan PageOctober 1999224 pp. paperbackISBN 0 7494 3027 3£18.99

Keywords: Start-ups, Europe, Entrepreneurs

If you run a small or medium-sized business, of whatever nature, there is a world of opportunity out there if you want to extend your activity beyond the borders of your own country. But having a strong entrepreneurial streak is not enough to ensure success - to start a business in Europe you will also need access to the right information.

Covering the 15 member states of the European Union, Setting Up a Business in Europe provides information on such key areas as taxation, company structure, legality, finance and grants. Each topic is discussed under consistent headings in a series of separate, country-by-country chapters to enable readers to refer to, compare and contrast, each country's different approach with swiftness and ease.

Business, financial and legal advisors, investors, and anyone with a business interest in Europe, will find all the straightforward facts they need in this informative text. The book answers such diverse questions as:

  • What legal form should I use to do business in Italy?

  • What is the social security status of employees I hire in the United Kingdom?

  • What is the tax status of my business in Ireland?

  • What incentives am I entitled to if I set up my business in Spain?

The book also features real-life accounts of entrepreneurs with experience in a variety of sectors - including IT, temporary employment, advertising, retail, art, medicine and sport - who have either started their own businesses or set up the foreign subsidiaries of existing'companies.

Corine Moriou was formerly head of special projects for the Agence pour la Creation d'Enterprises in Paris. Having helped numerous foreign investors to complete business projects in France, she is currently a consultant for small and medium-sized companies with Credit Lyonnais. She is also a member of the speakers' network, Team Europe France, and frequently publishes articles in the business press.

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