Starting a New Business? It Could be Worse…

GreeceWe’ve mentioned a few times that starting a business isn’t easy.

There’s the legal work, the idea, funding, attracting customers and sales, hiring staff… the list goes on. On the other hand, it is worth it.

But it could be worse. You could be in Athens.

Check out this report from the business page at (a Greek news site).

It took 10 months for these founders to get their e-commerce site approved by the government and up and running—mostly due to the ridiculous regulations and requirements. The silliest? The health department required chest x-rays and stool samples from all the share holders. Yes, you read that right: stool samples.

What this has to do with running a successful business is anyone’s guess.

So, as hard as it is to start your new business, remember, it could be worse. You could be starting a company in Greece.


Photo credit: MarcelGermain via photopin cc.

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About Rob Marsh

In addition to running a small business (Logomaker), writes about logo design, entrepreneurship, and business strategy. See more at his Google+ profile.
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