This topic measures the number of procedures, time and cost for a small and medium-size limited liability company to start up and formally operate. To make the data comparable across 189 economies, Doing Business uses a standardized business that is 100% domestically owned, has start-up capital equivalent to 10 times income per capita, engages in general industrial or commercial activities and employs between 10 and 50 people within the first month of operations. The most recent round of data collection for the project was completed in June 2014. Read the methodology.
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