Swiss watch exports on the rise

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Swiss watch exports on the rise

(10.08.2022) The Swiss watchmaking sector has continued to record an increase in exports. According to statistics from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH), more than 7.2 million watches were sold abroad between January and June 2022.

Entrepreneurial spirit in Switzerland is increasing slightly

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Entrepreneurial spirit in Switzerland is increasing slightly

(10.08.2022) Swiss entrepreneurs are becoming more motivated again after the crisis. According to the latest report by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), which was co-created with the School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR), 13.4% of those surveyed in 2021 were planning to start an entrepreneurial venture within three years.

Growth and inflation are central to Swiss companies' concerns

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Growth and inflation are central to Swiss companies' concerns

(03.08.2022) Despite the difficult economic climate, Swiss companies are pursuing growth. In the annual European Payment Report (EPR) 2022, published by credit manager Intrum, almost 71% of respondents identified growth as their top priority.

Swiss export industry: optimism still prevails

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Swiss export industry: optimism still prevails

(03.08.2022) Swiss exports are expected to continue to grow in the second half of 2022. The Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) index, which measures the export expectations of Swiss SMEs, stands at 66.6 points, while the Credit Suisse export barometer is at 1.49.

Job market remains in good shape

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Job market remains in good shape

(27.07.2022) The Swiss labor market stabilized at a high level in Q2 2022. The Swiss Job Market Index, published by the Adecco Group and the University of Zurich, shows a slight quarter-on-quarter decline of 0.7%, but remains well above the levels observed in Q2 2021.

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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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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.

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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.
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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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