Business situation remains stable in February

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Record results for Swiss banks

(10.04.2024) The Swiss financial sector successfully surmounted the economic challenges of 2023. According to the bank barometer from consulting firm Ernst and Young (EY), an overwhelming 96% of banks anticipate operational profit growth in 2024.

Moderate growth for 2024

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Moderate growth for 2024

(03.04.2024) Switzerland's economic performance is projected to fall below the average in 2024. The Federal Expert Group on Business Cycles anticipates a GDP growth of 1.1%, adjusted for the impact of sporting events.

Mixed results for Swiss fintech

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Mixed results for Swiss fintech

(27.03.2024) Despite decreased investments within the sector, the number of companies engaged in financial technologies (fintech) grew last year. According to a study by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU), the industry saw an increase to 483 firms in 2023, marking a 10.5% rise compared to 2022.

Slight increase in employment in Q4 2023

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Slight increase in employment in Q4 2023

(20.03.2024) The Swiss labor market saw growth in 2023. In Q4 2023, non-agricultural businesses had 5.488 million positions. This represents a 1.7% increase annually and a 0.4% increase quarterly, according to the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

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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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Management

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

Transferring

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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Finances

All you need to know about loans, leasing and factoring, traditional and alternative financing plans, economic promotion, tax relief and risk management.
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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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Personnel

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.
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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.

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News and useful information for founders and entrepreneurs.

Guide to promotion activities

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Nadja Meier, collaborator in the International Investments and Multinational Enterprises division at SECO.

"Following OECD principles give SMEs a strategic edge"

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