A promising first semester for the hotel industry

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A promising first semester for the hotel industry

(27.09.2023) The tourism sector has recorded a pleasing overall performance in the first half of 2023. According to Switzerland Tourism, accommodation establishments have seen a 3.5% increase in occupancy compared to the same pre-pandemic period in 2019.

Job risk in the industrial sector

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Job risk in the industrial sector

(20.09.2023) The economic outlook remains bleak for Swiss industrial companies. Raiffeisen Bank's PMI SME index remained stagnant at 46.3 in August, staying below the expansion threshold and causing experts to worry about employment trends.

Record number of foreign acquisitions by Swiss SMEs

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Record number of foreign acquisitions by Swiss SMEs

(13.09.2023) While the number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving Swiss SMEs decreased between January and June 2023, a record was set for acquisitions by Swiss companies abroad, according to the auditing and consulting firm Deloitte.

Economic conditions on the upswing

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Economic conditions on the upswing

(06.09.2023) The Swiss economy is rebounding slightly but remains sluggish. The Swiss Economic Institute's (KOF) barometer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) stands at 92.2 points (+1.5 points compared to June) and therefore remains below the long-term average.

Recent Study Shows: eBill Increasingly Popular

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Recent Study Shows: eBill Increasingly Popular

(17.08.2023) According to a recent study, digital eBill invoice is becoming increasingly popular in Switzerland. All this is due to the fact that more and more people know about eBill, use it and are convinced of its benefits.

Pratical knowledge

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Setting up

Checklists and detailed information about setting up a business: choosing the right legal structure, steps to follow for market analysis, business plans and registration in the trade register.
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Practical tips for running a business successfully: innovation methods, marketing tools, product certification and social media presence using e-commerce.
Praktische Informationen zur Firmenübergabe und Firmenübernahme


Tips for transferring and taking over a business: the various scenarios, the business valuation methods and setting the purchase price. The procedure to follow in the event of liquidation.
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All you need to know about loans, leasing and factoring, traditional and alternative financing plans, economic promotion, tax relief and risk management.

Foreign trade

Useful information for SMEs on foreign trade: federal customs administration and formalities for import-export, opening an establishment or a subsidiary abroad, risk control.
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Here you will find legal provisions, relevant facts and information on staff management: recruitment, staff development, partial unemployment and social insurance, labor law, occupational safety.

Facts and Trends

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Facts and figures on SMEs in Switzerland

The Confederation actively supports SMEs, major players in the economy. Explanations and statistics.

Digitalization of SMEs in Switzerland: A key factor

Companies must adapt their operations and digitalize to remain competitive. Definitions and examples.
Tips for making one's SME 'greener' and optimising its production

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Turning to corporate social responsibility is a way for SMEs to become greener and more socially conscious and therefore optimize their production.

Online services


Newsletter PME

News and useful information for founders and entrepreneurs.

Guide to promotion activities

Hansueli Stamm, Chief Economist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI)

Hansueli Stamm, Chief Economist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

"Patenting is an investment in a company's future"

Theme of the month


Online desk

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Events for young entrepreneurs, managers, owners and decisionmakers in SMEs.