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Starting business in Poland

Hi everybody,
It would be very appreciated if you give me some information about starting a business in Warsaw.
Im a 33 year old married guy from Iran and I have a silver jewelry business here.
We're considering moving to another country and start the same business there.
I made the topic so I can have a general idea about the economic and cultural situation in Poland. Certainely I will go there and see the situation before I make any important decision but as I said Im really interested to know the ideas and suggestions of people who have lived there for some time.
Our product might be a little different from what most people have in mind of silver jewelries, that is they have different designs, they are gold plated and most of them have genuine stones. I will add some photos to this post just to have an idea about our products.

So here are my questions, if you can only answer some of them, that also would be a great help.
1. Do you think generally people are interested in such products or not? Hows the peoples income, do they have extra money to spend on unneccesary things?
2. Is it hard to find a place to rent which is suitable for this job and has similar jobs in neiborhood?
3. How much a 40sqm shop would approximately cost in those areas per month?
4. Is it hard to find reasonable accomodations?
5. Are other competitors nice to a foreigner starting the same business?
6. What areas, streets or shopping malls you recommend for this kind of job?
7. I just know English and a little Russian, can I communicate with people in English and if I have to hire a seller how much approximately would that cost?
8. Do you know any official agency or law firm that could proccess my company registeration and visa stuff? Please recommend
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Isnt there anyone to help me a little?


     As a non-business-person, I can make only general suggestions:

     (1) It seems that about 3- 5% of the Polish population, centred in Warsaw and a few other large cities, can readily afford "high end" luxury products. My impression is that another 50% will pay occasionally for reasonably priced jewellery.

     (2) You'll need to know some Polish, and to be working closely with people who know the language well.

     (3) Warsaw may be a promising market, but rents tend to be higher than in other large cities, and it is more expensive in other ways.

     (4) The "red tape" that a potential business person faces is probably not worse (despite what you read/hear) than in many other European countries. Poles complain about bureaucracy in their country, but in my experience people in various offices can be very pleasant and helpful, even if the rules that they enforce are not.

Hi and thanks for your answer. I got a reply finally and I could understand Im visible.
These products dont count as luxury. They are not too expensive, for example a ring would cost about 30$ or a small set would cost about 80$. The prices are the same as other silver accessories. But  my question is that do people generally spend money on mid-range jewelry? Do they culturally and traditionally interested in such things?
About the bureaucracy, I didnt exactly get what you meant. You meant that its just the same as other Europian countries and its hard? You meant which part? Company registeration and starting a business or doing business as buying, selling, importing and such stuff?
Thanks again
Im looking forward to hear more ideas

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Ok Dear kenjee :-) Done as you advised. Thanks and regards

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