Finland, a country that makes up part of Northern Europe, is not a country that generally makes the headlines over here in the UK, which when the world seems to be in financial crisis can only really be seen as a good thing. From the outside looking in at least, Finland seems to be an important European neighbour, one that keeps itself to itself and regularly features in the sorts of surveys that try and quantify where the best countries to live are and why.
Criteria might be how much you could earn in a country, what the crime rates are like, how efficiently taxes are employed by the government to ensure that waste is recycled efficiently, transport is safe and runs on time and the streets are kept clean. Finland is one of the world’s wealthiest countries, and with this comes the desire for free speech and free press – this transparency is what the country’s residents pride themselves on. Free speech and equal rights are always at the top of the agenda and this is reflected in the high number of magazines, newspapers and radio stations, as well as the fact that around 80 per cent of the population have access to and use the internet on a regular basis.
With this last statistic in mind, it is easy to see that Finland is an important neighbour when it comes to communication within their country, but also with the rest of the world, and it this communication that could spell success for businesses looking to expand into Northern Europe. Whatever business you have, or would like to have, setting up and succeeding in Finland is something that can indicate success or failure.
The chances are that whatever business you have, you would like to have a presence online to ensure that you have the widest reach and best possible coverage globally, and this is particularly true if you would like to sell products to people all over the world. With Finland as a neighbour, offering a helping hand by ensuring all libraries and schools have excellent internet access, it could be just the place to set up and conquer with your unique business offering.
If this is the case, this is the route you choose to take your business down, then you will need to ensure that you have everything in place before you embark – everything from a good relationship with international couriers that offer shipping to Finland, to great skills in international relations and logistics.
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