“There’s no reason why Germany shouldn’t be a land of opportunity!”

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Alex Ahom took his first steps as an entrepreneur on the streets of Hamburg around Altona and the Schanze: walking from boutique to bistro to restaurant to record shop to café to cobbler to deli to diner to tailor, asking business owners – in English – to explain to him how to start a company in Germany. Many shopkeepers were happy to help; one shop owner in particular explained the different types of company provided for by German law, and how to go about setting one up, before directing Alex to the Handelskammer (the Chamber of Commerce).

So even before Shhared – Alex’ business idea – was a legal entity, it had become a reality. Alex’ persistence, his refusal to take ‘no’ for an answer, had yielded fruit:

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