Business start-up

You’ve decided to start a business in Switzerland. Whatever the size or business sector, we can carry you through.

Points to consider:

  • Business plan:  A strong business plan is critical to the success of any start-up business.
  • Financing: You will need financial support to turn your business plan into reality. Government subsidies, bank finance or external investors are all possible sources of funds.
  • Legal form: Limited company, partnership, sole trader or association – each has its specificities and pitfalls.
  • Notary: We can work with our notary or the notary of your choice for drawing up the founding documents.
  • Domicile: A prestigious address can be a great asset to your business. We can provide domiciliation services in our offices including postal address, mail forwarding services and use of a serviced office.
  • Directorship: All Swiss companies require a Swiss resident director. If you do not live in Switzerland CMAC will fulfill this role.
  • Work/residence permits: You are not Swiss and want to live in Switzerland or receive a salary from your business : if the legal requirements are met, CMAC can obtain the appropriate permit.