Pratical knowledge

This section contains information, addresses and useful links for entrepreneurs about the creation of an SME in Switzerland or developments in the international scene for instance.

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.

Management

Practical tips for running a business successfully: innovation methods, marketing tools, product certification and social media presence using e-commerce.

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.

Finances

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.

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.

Useful addresses and links

Several organizations offer support or important services for SMEs managers in Switzerland. The following section lists these essential addresses and internet links.

https://www.kmu.admin.ch/content/kmu/en/home/concrete-know-how.html