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NIP REGON database - business start date is shown - but is that a good idea?


InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
27 Feb 2014 #1
This is the place where anyone can check the full details of a business registered in Poland, whether a person or limited co.
stat.gov.pl/regon

You can enter a firm's NIP or REGON number.

It seems to be the case that the start date of the company is shown on this public database.

This can be disadvantageous to a new business, because it can show a prospective client that you are new and possibly green.
On the other hand, it's good for more established businesses as it shows they've been around a while.
And it's also good for consumers to be able to see how old or new a business is.

But, speaking purely selfishly as a prospective new business, I am not at all pleased that client companies checking me before signing a contract can very easily see I've only been trading a short while. Retail customers may not check such things, but I think other businesses are more likely to do so. From my perspective, this open register is a definite image and pricing point slap down.

(Just wanted to make this point for the benefit of other prospective and operating new SMEs, not looking to deny the good side of the open register or get into any rows about it. My central point simply is that it's not necessarily a good thing for a new SME to be recognised as very new or new at all in choppy economic times.)
argen - | 31
6 Mar 2014 #2
Hi,
you can check your business partners also here: prod.ceidg.gov.pl/CEIDG/ceidg.public.ui/Search.aspx

It is the public base of the individual enterpreneurs/sole traders.

and here: ems.ms.gov.pl/krs/wyszukiwaniepodmiotu

It is the site of polish KRS - National Registry Court - equivalent of british companies house. You can check there polish commercial companies such f.e. spółka partnerska (partnership), sp. z o.o. (ltd).

I understand your point of view but for me it is very important to check your partners, especially now when a lot of companies have a financial problems.
Roger5 1 | 1,458
3 Jun 2014 #3
" someone can see when a business commenced, and that can harm confidence"
I've just used that site to see my own details. Yes, it's all there; the naked truth. That's not such a bad thing though, is it? Unless someone's trying to hide something.
OP InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
3 Jun 2014 #4
Yes, it's all there; the naked truth. That's not such a bad thing though, is it? Unless someone's trying to hide something.

Would you be so good as to tell me how long your business has been running in Poland? Under 1 year, under 2 years? Etc.
Roger5 1 | 1,458
3 Jun 2014 #5
Since August 2006
OP InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
3 Jun 2014 #6
Yes. That's similar to what I thought. Thanks for confirming.
kenan2708 - | 1
21 Oct 2014 #7
Hi Alex,

Where can I find this company? I also would like to start a business. If this office also offers a ready- made companis (ltd.) with all papers made such as KRS, NIP REGON, it would be great if you can let me know who to contact or their website.

Thanx in advance


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