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How to start a export business in the UK?

As Michael Porter said: “Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it’s about deliberately choosing to be different”. Nowadays this difference can be defined by one word: specialisation. Each country has its own speciality: Germany specialises in automobiles, France is renowned for its fashion, the UK is recognised for its intellectual property … Their differences have […]

By |December 17th, 2015|Business tip|0 Comments

How to start an import business in the UK?

Christmas is coming, and we understand how difficult it can be for the UK’s migrant communities to fully enjoy the festivities without their native cuisine. Luckily, thanks to globalisation and the internet, nowadays anyone can export and import whatever they want from all over the word. In this vein, this week This Foreigner Can is […]

By |December 9th, 2015|Business tip|0 Comments

Mentoring – the Mentee’s Perspective

Yoko Obata is one of our Migrant Business Accelerator participants at This Foreigner Can. Before deciding to specialise in cosmetics in 2011, Yoko worked at Virgin Atlantic to support herself as a professional artist whose exhibitions took her all over Europe. In 2011, Yoko decided it was time to carve a career out of her […]

By |November 24th, 2015|Business tip|0 Comments

The most cost effective way to create a website

If we succeeded in convincing you to create your own website with our article “Why do I need to create a website?”, then you should also read this article, where This Foreigner Can guides you step by step through the process of building your website as cheaply as possible.
1) Find a domain name
The domain name […]

By |November 22nd, 2015|Business tip|0 Comments

What is the difference between a sole trader business and a limited company?

Starting your business is not an easy task. A multitude of questions springs to mind: what kind of business should I start? What administrative documents should I complete? Which legal structure suits my business? Do I need to pay taxes?…
Today, the question ThisForeignerCan will address is that regarding the legal structure, and in particular […]

By |November 13th, 2015|Business tip|0 Comments

Montaser – “Crisis is opportunity.”

Montaser H. Abou Zahr,

The first time Montaser went to Russia he was forced to go by his parents – and he hated it! He was calling them up and asking to go home to Peru after day two. The second time he went, however, was by choice. When I interview him, he has just arrived […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Business tip|0 Comments

Why do I need to create a website?

The Internet is ubiquitous in our society: every morning we wake up with Yahoo News, we have lunch with Facebook and we fall asleep with YouTube. Nowadays, nobody can live without the Internet. What about your company? Does your company also need to adapt itself to the Internet generation? This Foreigner Can has the answer […]

By |November 6th, 2015|Business tip|0 Comments

Do I need to pay tax as soon as I start a business?

When should I pay my taxes? This question is present in every entrepreneur’s mind. When you ask any entrepreneur: “what are you thinking about?” – don’t be surprised when he/she gives you two answers – benefits and tax. If you are going to start your own business and you feel concerned about the taxes you’ll […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Business tip|0 Comments

Do I start a business with a partner or by myself?

As Henry Ford said: “Working together is success”, but what about working alone? Can it also be a key to success? In this article, This Foreigner Can gives guidance regarding this choice.
Working with a partner has its advantages. Concerning finances, it’s very appealing because more capital is available to run your business, as well as […]

By |October 20th, 2015|Business tip|0 Comments

How do I hire my first employee?

This article will start with one word: delegation. As perfect as you are, you can’t do everything alone and sometimes you need to delegate your work. How can you delegate it? The answer is easy: hire an employee and let this article guide you.

I- Why should I hire an employee?
Before hiring an employee, you have […]

By |October 9th, 2015|Business tip|0 Comments