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Start a business in Switzerland

hi guys,
i thinking of moving to Switzerland and start a small private business so I'm thinking about a small restaurant or a tourism agency, so what do you think? is it a good idea? and i wonder if someone has some info about what i need to do and the average cost for that kind of business and which city is suitable for me.
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Re: Start a business in Switzerland

Some previous threads might be a good starting point:

I Need Info on what is needed to open/operate a restaurant in Lausanne

Business Partner Wanted for Restaurant Concept

Setting up a Food based business in Zurich

Restaurant Mentor

Restaurant F&B permits?

Indian Restaurant

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Looking advice for renting a small restaurant! (ZH)

How would you approach this (inquery for business)

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Re: Start a business in Switzerland

As a Syrian national I think it may be difficult to get a permit here, but if you have a good business plan and the finances to back it up you can certainly try. Have a look at the www.bfm.admin.ch website for info on working here.

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As a Syrian national I think it may be difficult to get a permit here, but if you have a good business plan and the finances to back it up you can certainly try. Have a look at the www.bfm.admin.ch website for info on working here.

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Why as a Syrian it's difficult to get a permit in Switzerland?
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Syrians = non-EU, just as Indians, Singaporeans, Australians, Americans etc. are.

Preference: EU nationals and Swiss nationals.

More info from the Government here.
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Syrians = non-EU, just as Indians, Singaporeans, Australians, Americans etc. are.

Preference: EU nationals and Swiss nationals.

More info from the Government here.
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Re: Start a business in Switzerland

Quota limitations for what the Swiss call "third country nationals", i.e. only a set number of permits are issued each year. As jrspet says, it's Swiss and EU nationals first, everyone else second. Doesn't mean it can't be done, just that you may have to work harder to get here.
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Re: Start a business in Switzerland

All the information above is good.

One thing to consider is... as foreigner, it will be difficult to get a permit based on self-employment, unless you have Swiss customers and can prove it with recent invoices to these customers.

My tip, get a job here in the field you wish to be on your own. Establish yourself. Then move into self employment. Good luck!
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Quota limitations for what the Swiss call "third country nationals", i.e. only a set number of permits are issued each year. As jrspet says, it's Swiss and EU nationals first, everyone else second. Doesn't mean it can't be done, just that you may have to work harder to get here.
Thank you Medea Fleecesteale for the information
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All the information above is good.

One thing to consider is... as foreigner, it will be difficult to get a permit based on self-employment, unless you have Swiss customers and can prove it with recent invoices to these customers.

My tip, get a job here in the field you wish to be on your own. Establish yourself. Then move into self employment. Good luck!
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