Andrew is excited to announce that Georgian citizens will soon be able to travel throughout the European Union without a visa. The law will be in effect at some point in 2016, so stay tuned for more information on Nomad Capitalist’s website. Today’s guest is Paige Donner, a startup entrepreneur based in Paris, France. She talks about starting her food and wine business and her experiences as a foreigner in France.
1:35 Georgia is still the easiest place to open a bank account.
2:55 Georgian passport holders can now travel visa-free throughout the EU.
4:25 Singapore citizenship is difficult.
7:45 Be careful who you listen to.
9:40 Georgia is definitely an up and coming country.
11:30 Andrew is looking for 4-5 people interested in planting more flags with him.
16:40 How did Paige become an entrepreneur?
18:10 What was the transition like for Paige when she moved to Paris?
23:20 Paige is filling a gap in the France market.
25:35 Localize your business based on the region or city, don’t try to cover the entire country.
31:05 What kind of challenges did Paige encounter when starting a business in France?
37:25 Is it difficult to become a French citizen?
The Lighting Round:
39:15 One business – Food and wine
39:55 One country – France
40:20 One book – Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
41:30 One tool – Facetime
44:35 What’s the process to finding good tenants and taking care of your property overseas?
46:35 Invest in something you can handle.
47:25 Good service providers are hard to find.
48:50 Want to be successful? Have a strong network.
50:55 By going to the Passport to Freedom event in Cancun, you will be exposed to a greater network of like-minded people.
53:10 You can use Google, but it’s not always the best way to go.
55:35 Feel free to email Andrew with any questions you might have.
Mentioned in This Episode:
Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway