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Setting up small business in Poland?



Seanus 15 | 19,748    
8 Oct 2009  #61

It really depends. It can cost thousands or it can cost 1PLN to get your own firm. I paid one złoty to register mine but it just made me a contractor and not sb who runs a fully-fledged teaching school.


Harry 81 | 13,431    
8 Oct 2009  #62

what does it take to start up a business in Poland?

Patience, quite a lot of patience.

how much money do you need?

None, if you're going down the road of dzialalnosc gospodarcza (self-employed sole trader).

can you get a loan or a grant?

Depends what you do and who you ask.

what kinds of businesses are more popular in Poland?

Ones which make money are usually preferred. Although ones which wash money are also in demand....
delphiandomine 87 | 15,756    
8 Oct 2009  #63

Patience, quite a lot of patience.

Fingers crossed, but I went and handed in the forms yesterday and was at the window for a grand total of 3 minutes. Maybe times are indeed changing?
Zosia 2 | 52    
8 Oct 2009  #64

what kind of business are you setting up? are the forms fairly easy to fill out and where do you go to register your business?
delphiandomine 87 | 15,756    
9 Oct 2009  #65

what kind of business are you setting up?

Just starting a business to deal with my teaching, it's much easier to do it myself than rely on schools to actually do the paperwork properly.

are the forms fairly easy to fill out and where do you go to register your business?

If you're an EU citizen, it's painless provided you have the relevant 5 year residence card. Non-EU citizens might find it much harder going, particularly if they don't have the right to legal residence.

There's a specific office in every city dealing with 'dzialalnosc gospodarcza'.
Zosia 2 | 52    
9 Oct 2009  #66

If you're an EU citizen, it's painless provided you have the relevant 5 year residence card.

I am a Polish citizen but I haven't lived there for a really long time. so it might be more difficult for someone like myself? i've never heard of the 5 year residence card.
delphiandomine 87 | 15,756    
9 Oct 2009  #67

Do you have the plastic ID card? If so, it shouldn't be a problem for you at all. If you've still got the old ID booklet (or none at all), then you'll need to get the plastic ID card before being able to register a business. But because you're Polish, you shouldn't have any issues apart from needing to have an updated ID card.
Zosia 2 | 52    
9 Oct 2009  #68

Do you have the plastic ID card?

Unfortunately I don't have the ID card. how hard is it to get that card?
delphiandomine 87 | 15,756    
9 Oct 2009  #69

Easy enough, I imagine, but you can only get it once you're in Poland.

Do you have a Polish passport?
Zosia 2 | 52    
9 Oct 2009  #70

Do you have a Polish passport?

Yes I do have a Polish passport. I'm also listed as a resident at my grandmother's place. I even got to vote once in an election!

how long have you been in Poland? do you like it? can you speak Polish very well? I am seriously considering moving back there sometime soon.
delphiandomine 87 | 15,756    
10 Oct 2009  #71

Yes I do have a Polish passport. I'm also listed as a resident at my grandmother's place.

Hmm...I think you might have some problems here - as far as I understand it, a Polish citizen registered in Poland should have a dowód osobisty. There's no requirement for a Polish citizen not registered in Poland to have such a thing - but as you're on computer as being registered in Poland at that address, you might have problems. Best bet would be to contact the Urząd Miasta in the place where you're registered and ask them for advice - unfortunately, they might very well fine you for not having one.
bonnydog - | 2    
10 Oct 2009  #72

I had a small business in UK , Greater Manchester based( app GBP 60 k), but now with change rate 4,60 zl was 7..a shame, no sense anymore..

So, if anybody - BUT NO TIMEWASTERS pls - wants to contact me (Katowice/Slakie) feel free
to post here with emailadr or skype
By the way: I'm German, since 3 years living in PL
Zosia 2 | 52    
10 Oct 2009  #73

olish citizen registered in Poland should have a dowód osobisty.

I'll have to ask my family next time I talk to them. when i registered a few years back they didn't tell me that i had to get a dowod osobisty right away as long as i planned to get one eventually. i will probably get one the next time i'm in Poland, which won't be until next summer.

thanks for all the advice!
peli    
22 Nov 2009  #74

Hi All

The best place to invest money in Poland is city call Wrocław,
Many big corporation all ready opened like:LG - factory,IBM,Google,Bosch,Wirpool,VW,HP,and many others.

Also good place for living - many pubs,disco etc.

I m living in this city over 10 years and I very happy.
If You have any question about bizness in Poland please contact with me on email:
marcin568@onet.eu
stb    
26 Nov 2009  #75

Hi All,

I'm polish certified accountant with almost 8 years experience to set-up new businesses.
Recently I'm living, studing ACCA and working as accounant in Dublin.
If anybody needs any help please email to: sylwia.biuro2@wp.pl
delphiandomine 87 | 15,756    
26 Nov 2009  #76

I don't mean to be rude - but if you're not in Poland, are you keeping up to date with the rapid amount of changes in new business formation and laws?
luc - | 1    
26 Nov 2009  #77

Hi there, sorry to interrupt.,we are looking for a distributor in Poland,for perhaps the best sports product out there right now..we don't know anyone in Poland and we have thought this would be a place to get in touch with someone..If interested please get in touch...this is my email: ivanseis@yahoo.com

This is a serious request,no scam or similar.

Lu
marcomarek - | 1    
10 Jan 2010  #78

hey there!

I would like to open something in poland (krakow would be the best).
is it easy to get eu funds? how much money i could get? ( i have polish passport)

what do you think it is worth to do now in poland?

thanks for ur messages
delphiandomine 87 | 15,756    
10 Jan 2010  #79

is it easy to get eu funds? how much money i could get? ( i have polish passport)

No, it's not easy at all. EU funds are in desperately short supply at the moment - if you're not in one of the 'priority' groups (unemployed, under 25, over 50, disabled, returning to work after giving birth) - then you're not going to get anything. There are funds available for unemployed people (equal to 6 months minimum wage) - but these funds, again, aren't in huge supply and you'll struggle if you aren't in a priority group.

EU money for bigger projects is possible, but you'll need to have a significant amount of money behind you before thinking about that. Polish banks aren't too happy to lend money at the moment, so you can forget about getting a loan on the basis of EU money.

The fact that you want to try in Krakow is even more against you - you might have some success in smaller, more deprived provinces (think Lubuskie or Podkarpackie) if you can generate employment.

Why do you want to set up a business in Poland?
djvicci    
27 Jan 2010  #80

HI, I am an Indian national currently working in USA on J1. in past i have stayed in Poland on Student visa and now i wanna start up my bar or club business..........could someone help me in gettin sum relevant information like average investment, rules and regulations etc.?

also, i have been holding temporary residenceship of Holland since 2006 on a sutdent status.
delphiandomine 87 | 15,756    
27 Jan 2010  #81

could someone help me in gettin sum relevant information like average investment, rules and regulations etc.?

I advise on this stuff professionally, but in your case, all I can say is that Poland isn't a great place to do this unless you've got a serious amount of cash behind you. To get the relevant visa on the basis of self employment, they'll be looking for quite a lot of money.
convex 20 | 3,986    
27 Jan 2010  #82

HI, I am an Indian national currently working in USA on J1. in past i have stayed in Poland on Student visa and now i wanna start up my bar or club business

You may want to contact some of the Indians who have restaurants here in Poland (search on here, there are a couple that post, Sarul Islam for instance), and see if what's feasible.
Rahul    
20 Feb 2010  #83

Hi Krzysztof100,
I looking to start up business in Poland. I need your help. please can you help me if yes please do write me your email id where i can talk to you.
delphiandomine 87 | 15,756    
20 Feb 2010  #84

Hi Rahul,

You can contact me at office@lindenia - I'll be happy to give you a free opinion on the feasibility of starting a business in Poland.
gregor - | 38    
21 Feb 2010  #85

Hi Rahul,

I'm a lawyer with the strong experiance in advising for foreigner investors in Poland. If you wish I can give you all information needed for setting up a business in Poland. My email adress is: gregor_gajda@web.de
opts 10 | 261    
21 Feb 2010  #86

I'm a lawyer, so I can send some more details

Mr. Lawyer,
How difficult it is to establish a daycare center in Poland?
I am a Polish citizen.
malikchamber    
29 Mar 2010  #87

Hello,
i am malik here i am planing to start some small business in poland i am in dubai right now but planing to move for a business in poland how i can start a business and as i am here in dubai i have to take a visa to come there which will be hard some times bc i am an Asian passport holder ,if i want to start a business and apply for the business licences in poland what should i do so i can get the visa and the business licences for startng any business there .pls let me knwo if you help.

thanks
Malik
aligator_s - | 77    
3 Apr 2010  #88

Does anyone have any idea, how much of the investment I am looking for?

it is over a million euros and the waiting list is full
tadek22    
6 Apr 2010  #89

hi, i have company in Poland which is prowiding new business on Polish Market,
you can write me an email on andrzej.gradek@industryservice.pl
Joey_Cali    
9 Apr 2010  #90

I am from California. I am in krakow now, and started a small business with some translation help from friends, but my business is in IT. I started a small company in US, and now here, but my question is how can i become a legal resident, for about 2-5 years? I had read before i came to Poland 2 years ago online that i could start a business and this would allow me legally to stay here, but i dont know anymoe if thats true. is there a specific 'type' of business which would allow me to stay legally?

Cheers!
Joe
busybee2007@gmail.com




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