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Setting up an SME

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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.

SME management

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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.

Acquiring, selling or closing a business

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

Legal provisions, facts and information relevant for personnel management: recruitment, staff development, partial unemployment and social insurance, labor law, occupational safety.

Facts and Trends

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SME facts figures Swiss Growth Policy

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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