Hungary's Entrepreneurs Flock to London

Britain is a top destination for Hungarian entrepreneurs
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When Istvan Bozo first moved to London in 2010, he craved the flavorful pancakes he’d loved as a child in Hungary. After sampling some at more than a dozen restaurants and tasting only disappointment, he resolved to open his own establishment. It took just two weeks to line up the permits and financing for Crepe Fun-Tastic, a pink-and-green-fronted shop near Victoria station. “It’s much easier to work here,” says Bozo. “At home—even if you’re very, very good at what you’re doing—if you don’t have friends to help you along, you’re never going to get ahead.”

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