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.

Addresses

List of cantonal economic promotions

Economic development

The local economic development agency is an important resource for SMEs. It puts companies in contact with the right people in various administrations and provides useful advice.

List of fiduciaries for businesses from member states of the European Union wishing to move their headquarters to Switzerland

Assistance for companies from EU member states

Are you looking for someone who can help you move your headquarters or open a subsidiary in Switzerland? Here is a list of fiduciaries you can contact.

List of chambers of commerce

Chambers of commerce

Chambers of commerce, whose members include SMEs as well as larger companies, provide information, documentation and advice about economic, legal and trade issues.

List of publications for SMEs

Periodicals and newspapers for SMEs

The media has long advocated the importance of start-ups and SMEs. Some media sources are even specifically tailored to start-ups and SMEs. Here are a few publications to watch for.

List of prosecuting/debt enforcement offices

Debt collection office

There are about 700 debt collection offices in Switzerland. The website of the debt collection portal enables you to find the right office in just a few clicks.

Overview of organisations supporting businesswomen

Contacts for women entrepreneurs

Many organizations have been established to support women entrepreneurs in Switzerland. Here is an overview, from solidarity NPOs to consulting companies:

SME Institutions

SME institutions

Public and private institutions have developed a wide range of services that support an SME in its inception and development. An overview.

List of institutions whose purpose is to support technology transfer

Technology transfer

In Switzerland, around 20 institutions are dedicated to technology transfer, or applying discoveries and innovations from public and private research programmes to business.

List of technology parks and innovation centres

Technology parks

Over the last few years, dozens of technology parks and innovation centres have been established in Switzerland. The mix of start-ups with an open and economical infrastructure creates the right conditions for entrepreneurs.

List of prizes and awards for businesses

Prizes and awards for SMEs

Over the last few years, a growing number of organisations has decided to award prizes to outstanding SMEs and entrepreneurs. Here is an overview of the most important prizes.

List of funding support institutions for SMEs

Financial support for SMEs

Financing is a necessary step in developing an SME. In addition to banking institutions, here is a list of institutions that support SMEs and can provide assistance for start-ups.

List of indemnity cooperatives

Cooperative surety funds

With support from the Swiss Confederation, cooperatives that help artisans obtain loans can also provide guarantees for bank loans.

Information on the SME Forum

SME Forum

The purpose of the commission of experts known as the SME Forum is to draw the federal administration's attention to the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises.

Information on price monitoring in Switzerland

Price watch

Every citizen and business has the right to submit complaints to the Swiss federal price watchdog. In some cases, this entity can recommend or even impose price reductions.

Online Services

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Federal online services

Administrative online services make a company’ daily (day-to-day) tasks easier. These online services are offered at the federal level.

Presentation of cantonal online services intended for businesses

Cantonal online services

Administrative online services make a company’ daily (day-to-day) tasks easier. These online services are offered at the cantonal level.

Last modification 19.11.2019

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