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Any good business ideas - what Poland needs?


samnslon 8 | 22
15 Mar 2010  #1
does anyone have any good ideas of businesses what poland needs??
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
15 Mar 2010  #3
One, Warsaw :)

does anyone have any good ideas of businesses what poland needs??

That is a wide open question, perhaps you could be a little more precise
Are you thinking of import/export? of training? educating? etc?
Trevek 26 | 1,702
15 Mar 2010  #4
Laundrettes.

Seriously, I have hardly seen any.
Trevek 26 | 1,702
15 Mar 2010  #6
I also think it is a good idea.

I remember living in Glasgow there was almost one on each street corner in some places. Obviously, in Poland many people have access to a washing machine or a grandmother, but for tourists, students etc, I think it'd be good. It would probably take some time for the culture to develop, tho.

The other thing is those big dry cleaning machines (like dry-clean tumblers). Cheaper than taking two or three pairs of trousers etc to a dry-cleaning shop.
Wroclaw Boy
15 Mar 2010  #7
I quite like the idea of setting up a mail order company specialising in British products for expats in Poland.

Things like t bags, walkers crisps, gravy powder, branstons pickle, the stuff that you cant find easily in Poland. There is a site that covers this but they specialise in the whole world, if somebody concentrated on Poland you should be able to undercut them and offer a superior service.

I also like the idea of green energy, distribution of free power such as wind and solar.

I was close to setting up a property management company a few years ago, thank god i never went through with that.

Importing second hand clothes is one but this has been done already, the profits would not be enough and youd be forever driving across Germany.

Importing cars could be profitable too, some vans can be easily converted to LHD, even so not worth the hassle imo.

I have another one which im actually persuing but im not going to tell anyone about that.....

Fish n Chip shop????
Trevek 26 | 1,702
15 Mar 2010  #8
Things like t bags, walkers crisps, gravy powder, branstons pickle, the stuff that you cant find easily in Poland. There is a site that covers this but they specialise in the whole world, if somebody concentrated on Poland you should be able to undercut them and offer a superior service.

Cheddar cheese! Cheshire cheese! marmite... ugh, did I really say that?
OP samnslon 8 | 22
15 Mar 2010  #9
thanx wroclaw boy!! you have been a great help to me today =)
delphiandomine 83 | 17,690
15 Mar 2010  #10
Cheddar cheese!

Piotr i Pawel sells it! I was mystified when I saw it...
skibum 8 | 62
15 Mar 2010  #11
Magners or Bulmers cider. And I'm sure Kendal mintcake would go down a storm in places like Zakopane or other good walking places
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
15 Mar 2010  #12
t bags,

I am literally down to my last tea-bag.
Can you get Barry's tea in England?

I'll have to hang it out to dry when I have used it :)

Cheddar cheese!

Yep, difficult enough to get here, although it can be found.
Trevek 26 | 1,702
15 Mar 2010  #13
Piotr i Pawel sells it! I was mystified when I saw it...

where's that? Weget a few occasional brands in some shops here in Olsztyn, but it's generally medium, mainstream stuff. I'd kill for some Wenslydale too.

Magners or Bulmers cider

Ooooh, I can feel the hangover already!
OP samnslon 8 | 22
15 Mar 2010  #14
Mar 15, 10, 17:56 - Thread attached on merging:
dogs & puppies - popular in Poland (business question)

are they as popular in poland as they are here in england??
cukierpudel - | 4
15 Mar 2010  #15
Yes, especially in sweet and sour sauce ;-)
OP samnslon 8 | 22
15 Mar 2010  #16
haha....no are they as popular as they are here?
Wroclaw Boy
15 Mar 2010  #17
dogs & puppies - popular in Poland (business question)

are they as popular in poland as they are here in england??

Funny you should mention that, my first trip to Legnica was to buy a Shitzu puppy. We paid 500 pln i think. No money in kittens you can literally pick them up on the street, Persians perhaps. Actually i think one of ours is pregnant...great.

Puppies - maybe a good business. Yorkshire Terriers and such.

I am literally down to my last tea-bag.

I have a great T bag source, Biedronka do an excellent product still weak as p1ss but i like them, better than Liptons anyway and much cheaper around 7 pln / 100.
time means 5 | 1,310
15 Mar 2010  #18
Can you get Barry's tea in England?

Never heard of it.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
15 Mar 2010  #19
still weak as p1ss

That turned me right off.
I love a good strong cuppa.

Never heard of it.

Still barbarians then :)

I had my last about an hour ago....
My mum posts them over for me sometimes :)
time means 5 | 1,310
15 Mar 2010  #20
Still barbarians then :)

Absolutely :-)
OP samnslon 8 | 22
16 Mar 2010  #21
Funny you should mention that, my first trip to Legnica was to buy a Shitzu puppy. We paid 500 pln i think. No money in kittens you can literally pick them up on the street, Persians perhaps. Actually i think one of ours is pregnant...great.

Puppies - maybe a good business. Yorkshire Terriers and such.

thank you again wroclaw boy for your great advice =)
warszawaski
16 Mar 2010  #22
There is already a couple of fish and chip shops. This one has just opened in Waw and they will bring in any Brit products you want. They go to the UK every week. fishandchips.pl
Harry
16 Mar 2010  #23
For all your Britsh food needs: british corner shop

They aren't cheap but up to 30kg of stuff shipped over costs £20.
wildrover 98 | 4,452
16 Mar 2010  #24
british corner shop

I get stuff from them quite often...always well packed...a great idea....
Wroclaw Boy
16 Mar 2010  #25
There is already a couple of fish and chip shops.

Indeed judging by the feedback on here they seem to doing quite well.

For all your Britsh food needs:They aren't cheap but up to 30kg of stuff shipped over costs £20.

Thats the one i was referring too earlier. They have a good selection.
welshguyinpola 23 | 463
16 Mar 2010  #26
I have received an offer form an English copmpany to import party poppers and xmas crackers to Poland, im not really interested in it. If interested pls PM me and ill give u the contact dets to the company
Trevek 26 | 1,702
16 Mar 2010  #27
Mega huge chocolate easter eggs!
Cheap christmas cards (not the postcards, I feel cheap sending them!)
Haggis (admittedly a limited number of people might be interested)
dnz 17 | 710
16 Mar 2010  #28
Slush puppy, I reckon it would go down a storm in PL Especially with Vodka,

Part worn tyres from Germany where the legal limit is something like 5mm. Its a pretty good business in the UK so i guess it would work in PL where people are much tighter.

LHD cars from Japan, Yes they do have them, usually prestige brands such as Beemer, Audi, Mercedes etc as its fashionable to have LHD there even though they drive on the left.

They are kept in mint condition and have rarely done more than 100,000 kms. I think that this could be a goldmine. low mileage German cars always sell for a premium.
hanmzj - | 3
28 Mar 2010  #29
maybe you can try to import some novelty from other products
Think Twice
28 Mar 2010  #30
samnslon: does anyone have any good ideas of businesses what poland needs??

Poles have enough of their own entrepreneurs. so tend to have just about everything covered. If you are lucky enough to find a new concept, then hope it is one that can not be copied, make your money as quickly as is possible because these guys like jumping on the band wagon.

I remember traveling to Pl in the 90,s, when one year the unknown upvc windows got introduced. The following year bill-boards all over Poland were advertising ........ yes, you,ve guessed it ........ upvc windows.


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