Strong demand boosts morale among Swiss SMEs

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Strong demand boosts morale among Swiss SMEs

(18.05.2022) Small and medium-sized businesses continue to be optimistic. In April, strong demand for industrial products led to a 1.1 point jump in the SME-SMI index to 59.1 points. Nevertheless, there are still uncertainties, particularly concerning rising production costs.

Swiss job market hits new record high

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Swiss job market hits new record high

(18.05.2022) The Swiss labor market remains strong. The Swiss Job Market Index, published by the Adecco Group and the University of Zurich, has reached a new milestone with a 47% year-on-year increase, and a 7% increase over the last quarter of 2021.

SME Forum supports introduction of trusts in Swiss law

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SME Forum supports introduction of trusts in Swiss law

(11.05.2022) A new legal structure - the trust - may shortly be introduced into Swiss law. To this end, the Federal Council has submitted a draft amendment to the Code of Obligations for consultation.

Inflation and monetary policy divide economists

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Inflation and monetary policy divide economists

(11.05.2022) Inflation and monetary policy trends in Switzerland over the next few years are rather uncertain, the ETH Zurich Swiss Economic Institute (KOF) and the NZZ report in their latest survey, which is based on the opinions of 110 economists interviewed.

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

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.

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.