Considering that many of these businesses weathered the rise and fall of nations, the origin country of some of the companies which are identified on the maps might no longer exist. Therefore, researchers decided to attribute these businesses to the contemporary country they call home. The oldest of these long-running businesses can be found in Japan; originally established as a temple-building business in 578 CE, Kongō Gumi, was absorbed by a construction company in 2006 and continues its legacy in architecture nearly 1,500 years later. The craft beer community will be proud to know that the sixth oldest company in the world is Sean’s Bar, an Irish pub established in 900 CE which bar crawlers can still visit.
Sparing no corner of the globe, the research company created high resolution maps of six of the seven continents and color coded them according to business type. Alongside these highly detailed maps, the online financing company released the entire Google Spreadsheet of their color-coded data to the public. Which of these companies might you find in your own backyard?
Business Financing UK created colorful maps that show the oldest company of different countries around the world, some that have been in operation for nearly 1,500 years.
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