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What are the current market gaps in Polish business?


sernik  
7 Sep 2006 /  #1
Can anyone share with me the current market gaps in business?
I'm just assessing what types of businesses an enterprising person could start up in Poland - preferably with small to medium start up capital.....
bolo 2 | 304  
7 Sep 2006 /  #2
I think all kinds of services are not as much "developed" in Poland as in other countries.
OP sernik  
7 Sep 2006 /  #3
can you be more specific?
what types of services does Poland lack?
thanks for your response.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
7 Sep 2006 /  #4
Bathrooms.
You have to pay to use them.
OP sernik  
8 Sep 2006 /  #5
That's what a service is - you have to pay for it.
As for paying to use the toilet - that's something the polish government or local council should get rid of - many countries don't charge the public anything to use them......
lef 11 | 478  
8 Sep 2006 /  #6
As for paying to use the toilet

You could open a boutique type of toilet, providing better toilet paper and soap
spiritus  
15 Oct 2006 /  #7
Funeral services or crematoriums
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
15 Oct 2006 /  #8
Sernik,

Forget language schools. There are already far too many.

A sign of wealth is the number of pubs and restaurants. We have loads but you could open another.

A top quality travel service would go down well.

You might find a market in fashion.

We are short of shops selling musical instruments.

And I want a cut of the action before I give you more.
uk-  
15 Oct 2006 /  #9
POLAND Population (m) 38.6

Working population (m) 26.8

Nominal GDP US$302.8bn US$483.6bn (at PPP)

GDP per head US$7,940

US$12,680 (at PPP)

Inflation 2.2%

Average wage (monthly) US$640

National corporate tax rate 19%

Indirect tax 22% (VAT)

Currency New Zloty

Source: EIU CountryData, 2005 estimates.
OP sernik  
23 Oct 2006 /  #10
Wroclaw, thanks for your business suggestions. I was born in wroclaw, but have lived most of my life in Australia which is a great country. I haven't been back in poland for 9 years, so the economy and market place must have changed enormously since then.

do you suggestions apply to most polish cities? or are you more specific?
lef 11 | 478  
27 Oct 2006 /  #11
Probally the most secure business in poland would be setting up a funeral palour...the current practice of holding dead bodies in private homes till burial is outdated and a health risk..

the other one is providing child care facilities, .....easy to set up,,, most couples now work full time and need someone to look after the kids....(this business is easy to set up and is a growth industry in oz....)
Matyjasz 2 | 1,544  
27 Oct 2006 /  #12
the current practice of holding dead bodies in private homes till burial is outdated and a health risk..

The current practice? :) Where did you get this? :) I think people already stopped doing it in the 50's.
dulciana - | 28  
4 Dec 2006 /  #13
I'm a little late answering this, but I can think of one business which has great potential, but would require fluent Polish and English to set up. It would involve international trading and transport, but would offer quick returns on initial investment rather than a long lead-in period. More importantly, it is a business idea which could expand or contract on a very flexible basis, without suffering any great loss of capital.

I know it would work, because it is what a friend of mine has done in the UK, and which has earned him around £2m in the past five years.

Furthermore, it is a business idea which could work in many different way, involving perhaps partners, some sort of consortium or, as a last resort, even on a franchise basis utilising centralised services and know-how.

Business profit is all about differentials between demand and supply, and that is, for the moment, the ace-card in Poland.

I'm not prepared to say what it is, but if people are interested, they could get in touch with me.
Janf  
4 Dec 2006 /  #14
I think that the likely car explosion is worth a shot. A large piece of land for use as a car park . If you look at the situation in the UK and Spain this is a problem waiting to happen...
Frank 23 | 1,183  
4 Dec 2006 /  #15
And I want a cut of the action before I give you more

I'm not prepared to say what it is, but if people are interested, they could get in touch with me.

Guys, wot is this...milking the poor entrepreneur before he/she even starts...have a heart........!!!....:)

Quoting: lef, Post #12
the current practice of holding dead bodies in private homes till burial is outdated and a health risk

This is still current practice in Catholic Ireland, most deceased people are "waked" in their family home, friends, family, neighbours, visit to say their last good byes, tell stories, touch base with long lost relatives - show their respect over a 24/36 hour period before the body is taken to the church for their requeim mass then onto be buried.

Its an old, old practice...I think its a wonderful way to see the deceased off this world and onto the next. Apart from those with a deadly disease/polonium poisoning(!!) then its perfectly safe!
Haroon--1--  
12 May 2007 /  #16
hey, have you got an email address or phone number , i have just finished university and me and a polish friend want to start something in the next few months. we have plenty of ideas.

in regards to dulciana
Eamon - | 27  
12 May 2007 /  #17
I am from the UK , I speak Polish and am intrested in getting something going, prerhaps a bit of import export, there is a lot of high quality stuff imade in Poland by small businesses and individuals, also there may be some ideas from here or some where else, we should put our heads together and see what we can come up with

You never know, might be good

Take Care
maikel  
25 May 2007 /  #18
hi if you are really interested in starting a business in Poland, and you would like to fill a gap, so a first entrant, than I have a perfect offer for you. I'm a hospitality consultant in warsaw and follow the market closely, there is one specif tyoe of business, which Poland is lacking. Please contact me via m.bouricius@gmail, and we will discuss it.

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