Today’s business buzzwords are all about creating something new, a new opportunity to make money out of an existing market. The age of the entrepreneur is upon us and it is being embraced by the whole of the business world.
London is seen as a hot bed of opportunity and available customers, who value a great product and are willing to pay the right price to make their lives easier, better or just simply more fun.
When you live in another country, you might think that starting a business in London is going to be full of challenges and road blocks. This doesn’t have to be the case and often, it is just as easy to seize the market in London as it is in your own home town.
One of the best things about London is that it is not just one market. If you want to find a particular demographic group, there will be a community in London. If you want to target a very niche hobby or sport, there will be clubs and organisations in London. If you are trying to promote a certain way of living and lifestyle, you will find communities already embodying your philosophy, right in the heart of London.
It has a little bit of everything that you could possibly want. The opportunities are right there and waiting for someone with the right idea and marketing campaign to step up and make something which everybody wants to join in on.
Just because you live outside of the UK, does not mean that you cannot travel to London and set up your business. If you use the right Immigration Lawyers London is just as accessible as any place you could want to base yourself in.
To get an Entrepreneur visa in the UK and gain access to the London market, you will need to meet four relatively straight forward categories.
1) Have access to £200,000 – This will be for the business and is just your basic start-up costs.
2) Have a personal budget – You will need to prove that you have enough money to live on whilst you set up your business, anything over £3,310 will suffice for the visa.
3) Pass an English test – You will need to be able to prove that you are able to speak and write in English and that you have completed a degree taught in English.
4) The Genuine Entrepreneur Test – You will need to prove that you have a valid business proposal and that you have the experience or ability to make it work.
For any entrepreneur, London is a market which is a real hot bed of potential. With such a diverse audience and the sheer volume of potential customers, any good idea should be able to make it in London. Ensuring that you have the right visa, is the right first step into launching your business. Employing the help and advice of a specialist immigration lawyer is the best practice for getting you through the process.