Why write this book?
I have lived in Taiwan since year 2000 and have started, invested in or been involved with lot’s of startups.
I founded Enspyre, Taiwan’s leading B2B outsourcing company in 2002, it provides hundreds of SMEs in Taiwan with virtual secretary services and big International companies with B2B Telemarketing. We started with 2 people and now we are about 45 employees.
In 2005 Enspyre arranged what I think was the first ever seminar for foreigners who were interested in starting their own business. In January 2010 I stopped over at the Bangkok airport on my way home to Sweden and in a bookstore I saw a whole shelf full of a book called “How to start a business in Thailand”. I immediately realized that if I looked at the Taoyuan International Airport bookstore, I would for sure not find a book like this. How to Start a Business in Taiwan was born!
I had two goals in writing the Book:
- To help foreign entrepreneurs and business people start a business in Taiwan.
- To raise awareness of the existence and importance of foreign entrepreneurs in Taiwan.
Over the years thousands upon thousands of people have used our book to pursue their dream of starting their own business in Taiwan. I have had the chance to meet a lot of great people over the years – entrepreneurs, government officials and politicians. Shortly after launching the book our friend G
Sincerely, Elias Ek