Starting a Business Outside Your Home Country

Rosemary Richings
5 min readJul 12, 2018

Starting your own small business is a bumpy road to success no matter how long you’ve lived in the town or city you’re based in.

But what if you want to also start your own business outside of your home country, and be location independent?

How do you figure out all the details, like time zone differences, your local tax rules, and knowing absolutely no one local who works in your industry? That can be especially challenging if you’re facing other challenges as well, like cultural differences and language barriers.

However, this week’s guest found a way to overcome those challenges and start a location independent business ten years ago (and she is still in business)!

What this episode covers:

· What is Jamie’s company, Studio Aiuto?

· What makes a brand, more specifically Jamie’s target audience Aiuto-focused? For those of you who don’t know Italian, it is the Italian word for “help”, just to give you a sense of what she gravitates towards…

· Jamie’s mission…to use design to make a small difference in society and how that ties into the bigger picture of her work.

· Many of her clients are people who have lived with illnesses and have made their business out of something that could have been very negative but actually isn’t. Here’s what she likes about that aspect the most.

· Why her work is “more than a job. It’s a connection from my heart.”

· Jamie was responsible for my website’s branding audit. Seriously though, can’t recommend her enough! We chatted too about the important role she played in making my website much more suitable for my current goals of my business.

· An important part of U.S history ten years ago was the mortgage crisis. We talked a little bit about how that lead to her decision to not get a job in what she majored in when she was in college, interior architecture, but to help businesses with their design…



Rosemary Richings

Writer, editor, author, neurodiversity advocate with a lived experience, dyspraxic POV