New Zealand is rated by the World Bank as the world’s No.1 for starting a business.
If you’re looking to setup or buy a business, New Zealand is the easiest place in the world do it according to the World Bank’s survey covering the year to June 2011. They also say that, after Singapore and Hong Kong, we’re the easiest place in the world to do business.
Open for business
New Zealanders are an independent-minded bunch so there’s a lot of admiration and support for people who strike out on their own.
The economy is highly deregulated so there’s less paperwork to complete. Once you’ve done all your homework and you’re certain you’re ready to take the plunge, getting set up can take just a matter of days. It’s easy getting started here, because officialdom puts fewer barriers in your way.
There are lots of other reasons why New Zealand is a great place for entrepreneurship.
Our society is stable and our people are honest. We were ranked least corrupt on the Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2011. The legal system protecting your assets and rights is strong, and there are no restrictions on moving money in or out of the country.
There are work and residence visas available for owning and operating a business or investing in New Zealand.