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.
Practical tips for running a business successfully: innovation methods, marketing tools, product certification and social media presence using e-commerce.
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.
All you need to know about loans, leasing and factoring, traditional and alternative financing plans, economic promotion, tax relief and risk management.
Useful information for SMEs on foreign trade: federal customs administration and formalities for import-export, opening an establishment or a subsidiary abroad, risk control.
Legal provisions, facts and information relevant for personnel management: recruitment, staff development, partial unemployment and social insurance, labor law, occupational safety.
Several organizations offer support or important services for SMEs managers in Switzerland. The following section lists these essential addresses and internet links.