Opening a restaurant like business is becoming a common choice for many people and the phenomenon is growing more and more. We have already seen in a previous article what it needs to open a restaurant or a smaller business in the catering field.
Now we will analyze together whether it is more satisfying to open a restaurant abroad or in our beloved country.
The Italians and the kitchen: a love story that has lasted for a lifetime. Despite our thousand faults, food remains among the characteristics of our culture that we cannot help but talk about it and for which we love to compete, both in Italy and abroad, thanks to our ancient culinary tradition.
After all, the Mediterranean cuisine is one of our glories and is recognized as the best in the world.
No wonder, that our kitchen is successful in foreign territories. So then , therefore, was putted the idea of opening a restaurant abroad.
But which are the best locations to open a restaurant abroad?
Certainly it is not easy to answer this question. However, the most sought after locations are Malta, Zanzibar, the United States, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, the Canary Islands, Russia and Romania.
But also London, Miami, Zurich, Barcelona, Berlin and New York.
These are just some of the most renowned places in the world where several people have started successful restaurants.
Nevertheless we must not forget that without passion you cannot get anywhere. There will always be difficult moments and today the market is really very competitive.
Is it better to open an activity in the catering sector?
The answer of course is yes!
Demand in the sector is very high and continues to grow both in Italy and abroad despite the periods of crisis.
In any case, managing a restaurant is a complex activity that cannot be undertaken unless you are aware of the commitment due.
Know the territory
When deciding to open an activity abroad, it is essential to know the area. You can contact the National Institute for Foreign Trade, thanks to which you can get all the information you need about the social and economic situation in the country where we want to open an activity.
Contributions to open activities abroad
Each Provincial Chamber of Commerce can distribute information on the possible contributions offered to those who want to open businesses abroad. To find out about this type of funding, contact the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Development Cooperation site.
The possibilities of development have increased in recent years thanks to the web that has facilitated trade and interrelationships.
To open a restaurant abroad it is advisable to evaluate and inform yourself about the country chosen. It must be related from the territorial point of view, the competition and the real job prospects.
In order to open an activity abroad, public funding has been set up for the internationalization of companies both nationally and internationally.
One of the most interesting opportunities created in recent years is offered by Erasmus for young entrepreneurs. This is a European Union program designed to create opportunities for meetings and trade relations between citizens of different EU countries.
Open a restaurant: Where to start
If you have a decent budget, it might be interesting to take over an activity that has already started. There are several agencies and several online sites that deal with providing a whole range of information “for sale” activities in different parts of the world.
Among the present offers, very interesting are those ones relating to the sale of land in the Caribbean, where it is possible to open commercial activities abroad dedicated to tourism.
Erasmus Opportunities Young Entrepreneurs
The Erasmus period is about 6 months. In this period we choose to work in a structure present outside the Italian borders, at the end of which we can continue to carry out the same activity in Italy. On the other hand, thanks to the contacts acquired during the period, it will be possible to try to open the same type of activity abroad.
Opening an activity abroad certainly needs a good dose of courage. It is necessary to inform concretely based on the country where you choose to start this professional adventure. The possibilities or the success that cames from the choice to stay in Italy or open an activity outside national borders, are directly linked to the commitment that you will employ. A perfect recipe does not exist.