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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[iulia-link],您可能喜歡這個主意!它與您發佈的有關如何使人們能夠賺更多錢的問題有關。 :)

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




  • 好主意。即使對於學校項目,它也是非常方便的工具。越來越多的學生開始將企業家精神視爲一種職業道路,問題是-我從哪裏開始



_> 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?


是的,學生也可以使用它。但這實際上是針對那些真正在建立真實業務並且需要快速,輕鬆且以易於理解的方式查找信息的人。當然,有些學生也將實際建立起真正的企業,但我不會對此過於關注。也許還有另一個目標集中在如何爲學生帶來實用的創業/商業機會和學習上。 爲此,建議在Infinity上使用新的“目標” /“問題”。(我們可以分享超權益-我會花更少的錢,因爲這對您更感興趣。)

我也不會將其限制爲在線。這似乎毫無意義,因爲當完全在線運行時,工作方式會有所不同。另外,許多企業出於稅收減免等原因而遷移或專門選擇在特定國家/地區進行遷移。正如我提到的,特定於不同國家/地區的地理數據對於選擇設置地點很有用。就像,您不會在網上建立網上衝浪學校業務(嗯,您可以,但不是很動手,而且教學內容也非常有限,只有視頻和類似的東西:-/)或,例如奧地利。 (再說一次,如果有諸如湖上衝浪之類的事情,但是可能會受到限制。)我認爲當今,人們過度關注數字/在線業務。是的,它正在蓬勃發展,但是我們不應該忽略面對面的和其他商業模式。我們這個時代的問題之一是,人們之間將缺乏近距離和身體上的接觸。我們應該避免使這一情況惡化。



[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}




> 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!


[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.


[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.