If you were starting a new software development company and could locate it anywhere in the world, which place would you choose?
· Provide an explanation of the variables you would consider in selecting the country, and justify your rationale.
Here’s a sample.
If I was considering starting a new software company anywhere in the world, outside of the United States, I would consider Europe. The reason I would consider Europe is because there are many sanctions that protect the citizens and allow the ability to take risks without losing your whole nest egg. Because I currently work for a Global company, I’m in touch with my colleagues in the Netherlands and they have opportunities to build their own businesses and have the support from the government to ensure they are covered for health care. Health care in itself is extremely important because unless you are covered by an employer, the premiums can be astronomical, in the hundreds, if not thousands of dollars each month. Knowing that you have the freedom to possibly start your own business without the fear of not being able to pay for your own healthcare is extremely important. In America, COBRA can cost you almost $1000 a month. If you are not working or if you are in business for yourself, this is a huge amount to pay every month just to have insurance. Not having to worry about health insurance coverage in the Netherlands makes it a perfect place to start a software business, along with the knowledge that this European country primarily speaks English as well.