Last updated on 2014-01-01
About the Book
If you’ve been thinking about starting a business in Cambodia, the Wood Egg Cambodia startup guide will be your go-to reference manual.
Each year we hire 3 researchers (at least one local and one foreigner who live in Cambodia), a native English-speaking in-country writer, and an editor, to bring you insights from multiple perspectives.
Our researchers spend over 200 hours interviewing local business people, politicians, and citizens who regular foreigners would never have access to. This is 200+ hours you will save to hit the ground running. (Bonus: When you register your eBook at WoodEgg.com you get access to all of our raw research and interviews.)
In the 2014 Wood Egg Cambodia startup guide you will learn:
What should you prioritize when starting your business in Cambodia. Note: it has nothing to do with business. (Page 181)
Which businesses a foreigner should never get involved in. (Page 183)
The 3 most difficult aspects of doing business in Cambodia and how to deal with them. (Page 242)
How to find (and keep) top talent in Cambodia. (Page 291)
Get our personal list of the top 5 English-speaking accountants who will be sure your business follows all of Cambodia’s confusing tax laws. (Page 273)
The top 6 strategies local businesses use for marketing. (Page 335)
How to jump through red tape and get your business bank account set up properly. (Page 317)
How to think like a local so you don’t offend locals and ruin your business before you even begin. (Page 48)
Where to live (including specific building and neighborhood recommendations) to put you and your business in the best position for success. (Page 131)
The coming 2015 transition that many Cambodians are worried about and why it doesn’t matter for you. (Page 10)
All of this along with hundreds of other insights. All told you’ll get the painstakingly researched answers to over 200 questions about country, culture, life, and business in Cambodia.
If you’re looking to do business in Cambodia you won’t find a more complete, up-to-date, guide.
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- Near-future outlook
- Current stats
- Quick history as it affects current business environment
- Relationship with other countries
- Religion and Race
- Asia 101
- Local differences
- Personal attitudes towards foreigners
- What to wear
- Attitude towards time and promises
- Common conversational references
- How to blend in
- When not to blend in
- Recommended reading/watching
- Quality of life
- Cost of living
- Western standards vs local standards
- Language / English proficiency
- Immigration / Visa
- Where to live (short-term and long-term)
- Typical living arrangements
- Internet / Phone
- Credit card? Cash? Check?
- Availability of products/services
- What’s not online
- Differences in service standards
- Expat community
- Recommended resources
- Business Culture
- Understanding “face”
- Direct vs indirect communication
- How to tell “yes” from “no”
- Who to speak with in organizations
- Business attitudes towards foreigners
- Signals of respect
- How to build trust
- Business cards
- Signaling success
- Innovation vs status quo
- Passing-through vs Full-time
- Advantages to foreigners
- Advantages to locals
- General role of government
- Who’s who: departments you need to know
- What the government is emphasizing now
- Business Setup
- Ease of doing business
- Local partners?
- Business structure choice
- Business name choice
- Where to locate
- Real estate
- Big city vs outlying areas
- What your location says about your business
- Paying taxes
- Ongoing requirements
- Recommended resources
- Local talent strengths
- Hiring local people
- How much to pay?
- How to find good people?
- Online vs offline
- Hiring foreign people
- Step-by-step process
- Labor laws
- Recommended resources
- Banking overview
- Bank comparison
- How to open an account
- Online banking
- Paying employees
- Paying vendors
- Getting a bank loan
- Getting investors
- What if they don’t pay?
- Industry sectors
- What’s missing?
- What’s unique?
- Growing the Business
- Expanding outside the country
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