Making it easy for entrepreneurs to start a business endeavor is important
for a country because entrepreneurship generate jobs and improves the
economy. There are a lot of factors that influence the friendliness
of a country to entrepreneurs; among these are the employment regulations,
bankruptcy laws, and the tax policies of a country.
But whether a country is friendly or not for an entrepreneur, there
is inevitable some people who will take up the challenge to become an
entrepreneur in the dynamic business environment.
- 1. United States – noted to be one of the
friendliest countries for entrepreneurs in the world, the United States
is home to thousands of successful entrepreneurs with industries that
range from the high tech to the banking industry.
- 2. China – this emerging country is home
to budding entrepreneurs who manufacture different products that range
from toys, gadgets, electronics, and cars. Most of the new businesses
in the country are homegrown because of a new breed of entrepreneurs
who realizes the potential in their country. You will note that a
lot of products in China have generic brand names though.
- 3. Singapore – this is literally a small
country that controls a significant portion of the economy in Asia
thanks to a lot of entrepreneurs who innovate on existing services
for local and international use.
- 4. Canada – entrepreneurs in Canada are
exploring opportunities over the internet. For example, wood carving
skills are known in a region called Sanikiluag and entrepreneurs are
selling their products online.
- 5. Australia – Australia is among the top
entrepreneur friendly countries. Different businesses such as print
business and the export business thrive in the country.
- 6. New Zealand – this country is said to
be the best country to do business because it has the structure that
helps any entrepreneurial endeavor. Because of this, you can expect
a myriad range of innovative and new concepts in New Zealand.
- 7. Hong Kong – with a knowledge based economy,
Hong Kong utilizes its human resource to make its economy the best
possible and entrepreneurship is one of the best ways to do this for
them. There are many entrepreneurial endeavors that flourish on Hong
Kong ranging from the real estate moguls to the retail and food businesses
in the island.
- 8. Philippines – there are many efforts
in the country to uplift the lives of the citizens and entrepreneurship
is seen as one of the keys for success. In particular, the Philippines
is focused on funding the endeavors of women.
- 9. Malaysia – this country is becoming friendlier
to entrepreneurs and it is apparent from the number of businesses,
both international and local, who decided to locate to Malaysia.
- 10. South Korea – South Korea emerged from
the Asian financial crisis better than any other country in the region.
The enterprising spirit is quite obvious with companies such as Samsung
and Kia that are established in the country.
Entrepreneurs are people who dare take risks and make change possible.
In doing this endeavor, some entrepreneurs fail but some of them achieves
the ultimate heights of success. But one thing all entrepreneurs will
agree on is that their quest to introduce new ideas through change
and innovation is well worth their while. Here are the list of 10
world famous entrepreneurs who made an impact on our lives one way
- 1. Bill Gates the inventor of Microsoft,
he holds the title of being the richest man in the world for many
years. Bill Gates dropped out from his studies at Harvard to pursue
his dreams. As we can see from the heights of success he has gained,
his decision has been a great one.
- 2. Michael Dell the founder of
Dell computers. Michael Dell is a person ahead of his time and this
proved to be to his greatest advantage.
- 3. Henry Ford who doesnt
know about Henry Ford? He was the entrepreneur responsible for promoting
what is known as cars and automobiles today.
- 4. Richard Branson he is the founder
of the Virgin brand which is a very powerful brand in the United
Kingdom. He owns a variety of businesses including record studios,
publishing houses, airlines, telecommunications, and even a space
tourism company. He started out as an entrepreneur at the age of
16 and he has never looked back since then.
- 5. Pierre Omidyar he is the founder
of Ebay.com which revolutionized the way people buy and sell through
the internet. There are millions of transactions being conducted
through the Ebay site everyday. Right now, Ebay is also the owner
of several high-profile internet companies.
- 6. Larry Page and Sergey Brin they
are the founders of Google.com. The Google company is currently
the market leader when it comes to generating income revenues from
the internet. Google.com started out as a search engine which revolutionized
the way people look for information.
- 7. Li Ka Shing the worlds
ninth richest man, Li Ka Shing started with humble beginnings in
Hong Kong. He is known as Asias Most Powerful Man
because his business that started out as a small plastic company
is now a global empire that employs thousands if not millions of
- 8. Donald Trump one of the most
successful real estate entrepreneur in history, Donald Trump is
regarded as a genius.
- 9. Kerry Packer he is Australias
richest man but he has a very difficult childhood and has a troubled
relationship with his father. His success lies in knowing when to
buy and when to sell.
- 10. Jeffrey Bezos his current worth
is estimated to be between $2 billion to $9 billion. He founded
Amazon.com when he saw the potential of setting up this kind of
business over the internet.