'Swedish life is like drinking wine, it gets tastier the longer you stay'
Publish date: 28 February 2018
Johanna Guo made her move to Stockholm from China. Here, Vallentuna was the right match for her and this is where she started her own business. Here’s her perspective on being an entrepreneur in Sweden.
Q: What is the biggest difference between the people of your country and Sweden?
Swedish people think independently, this is the biggest difference from Asian people.
Q: For someone just moving here, what would you give them as advice?
Swedish life is like drinking wine, it gets tastier the longer you stay here.
Q: What is the best thing about living here?
In Sweden, if you have a goal you can reach that goal, if you put in the energy.
Q: Why do you have your business based in Sweden?
Some might say that Sweden is expensive to produce in, but we make Yipin Soya tofu here because it is the best quality water in the world. You can not find better quality water in other countries. My products need a lot of water, it’s very important. It’s worth it to do it here to get the good quality.
If you want to start your own business you can go to the tax office, you can go to the commune and the people are eager to help you. I think that’s important.
Q: What is the advantage of having your business based in Vallentuna?
We moved to the Vallentuna commune two years ago and it’s so good. They have regular meetings for the community so they can help each other.
I think Vallentuna commune is one of the best communes with helping companies - to set up, to grow in, to communicate with each other.