Why didn’t you invest in Eastern Poland?

March 12, 2013 in Business News, General, International, Investments, Markets, News, Polish Business, Polish Matters

Most of you have probably already seen the ad or at least some of its more funny internet mems and reproductions. The child, as presented here, makes an impression and also makes for a ridicule of the idea, as most internet campaigns do. Let’s take a look at the idea to invest in Eastern Poland.

Founder of Inglot Cosmetics dies in Poland at age 58

February 24, 2013 in Business News, General, International, News, People, Polish Business, Polish Matters

Sad news from this morning – Mr. Wojciech Inglot, founder and owner of Inglot Cosmetics, died yesterday in a hospital in Przemysl, Poland. He was 58 years old.  

Polish start-up – immense innovation or false hopes?

February 6, 2013 in Business News, International, Investments, Lifestyle, Markets, New Technologies, Polish Business, Science

Start-ups, start-ups, start-ups … Wherever you go, whatever you read, they seem to be everywhere. Poland is no different, perhaps even more so that the “old money” nations like the US or UK. Are we really, as a nation, a new Sillicon Valley as some like to think, or is there still a long way ahead of us? Does a Polish start-up even have a chance in todays on-line world?  

Special Economic Zones in Poland

February 5, 2013 in Basic Information, General, Investments, Markets, Polish Business, Politics

Poland is a fairly decent place in investing nowadays. With an overall GDP increase and the national economy moving up (although decelerating at present) we may be one of the few places left in Europe worth investment money. As, on the other hand, Poland is quite underdeveloped in many regions, there are 14 Special Economic Zones which aim at rewarding investors with certain public assistance for their investments. It’s certainly something worth checking out.  

The Polish mail market is free

January 29, 2013 in Banking & Finance, Business News, General, Markets, News, Polish Business, Politics, Uncategorized

The Polish mail market has been under the monopoly of the National Post (Poczta Polska) for decades. The last years have brought a slight improvement due to parts the market becoming available to private operators. Starting January 1st, 2013 new legislation has freed the market also for letters weighing under 50 grams. Is this the beginning of the end for the national operator?  

Polish franchising – simple yet innovative business ideas

January 27, 2013 in Basic Information, Business News, Investments, Polish Business

As it is my intention to write quite a bit about Polish business matters, I would like to start the series off with a short introduction to Polish franchising systems. As we Poles are apparently (according to some statistics which I don’t remember and hence cannot quote) a very entrepreneurial folk, but with not enough investment money, franchising seems a great option for many.   

Welcome to the Blog of Poland!

January 20, 2013 in Basic Information

Welcome to all of you! My name is Michael and I’m the author / owner of this blog. I am Polish, yet I have travelled a bit in my life and I’ve spent many years living abroad. I realized quickly that Poland remains quite uknown to most, and information about Poland, if any, is generally untrue, based on stereotypes ranging even to superstition.