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Starting a business in CH

If you had 40 000 chf, what kind of business would you start? What are the areas worth investing right now in CH? Is this an amount one could start a business with?
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Old 22.02.2012, 18:03
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Re: Starting a business in CH

It's not a massive amount but you could start something online where you don't need much stock or any premises. Anything requiring either staff or premises is pretty much out of reach.
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I would start a bagel and coffee store.
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Re: Starting a business in CH

40 k Worth Lot if you know Wehre you Put it . Try Import some articles from China and resell it either here or in another contry ...
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If you had 40 000 chf, what kind of business would you start? What are the areas worth investing right now in CH? Is this an amount one could start a business with?
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You have tO invest in to things that you enjoy doing it.
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I would start a bagel and coffee store.


Im currently looking to open a coffe store!!!
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Re: Starting a business in CH

it depends on your qualification and resources. each line of business, some wins, some loses, if you dont know very well what u invest, then. no safe .
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Re: Starting a business in CH

I would go for anything related to food & beverages. To start with importing drinks from abroad and sell online (please start with red wine from New Zealand, almost impossible to find here!)

Of course it depends on your experience and strengths. Above all choose something you like and have fun!
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Re: Starting a business in CH

This page (In English) may be helpful for those of you considering openning a business here:

http://www.gruenden.ch/en/steps-to-y...unding-a-gmbh/
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Your saying i should open a sex shop?
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Old 31.05.2012, 17:20
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Re: Starting a business in CH

an ICE CREAM PARLOUR in Zurich is bound to make you rich in no time!!!
this is such an obvious market gap I can't imagine how someone hasn't thought of it already...

if you need any help, let me know
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A very english tea, coffee, cupcake shop, serving afternoon tea and quirky nicknacks all hand made....

I did have the best idea ever for a place once which i dont think there has been anything like it and would be an excellent thing to do. May have to patent the idea first before i let it slip! lol
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Landscape gardening. Phenominally expensive in CH. You don't need to invest in loads of equipment either - you rent it and charge your customers a premium over the rental.
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Re: Starting a business in CH

1. They say it is not good to be a boss in CH
2. 40kchf is just too little for any meaningful business.
3. I would take the money, buy a really nice auto or moto and grin all the way to the bank.

4. If you really want to try your hand, an internet shop selling some special things (like British cookies, etc) may be the only way to go.
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Why not?
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Why not?
It is always better to be an employee (in a swiss company), lots of benefits and no worries after 17:30.
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Re: Starting a business in CH

Rent a small office near a tram stop or with space for one car to park, buy some fancy yet simple furniture. A few tasteful Japanese wood block prints on the wall, some indirect lighting. Order a brass plaque for your door saying:
"Counsellor. Any problem addressed. English speaking."
Sit client in chair, tell them you charge CHFx per hour. Ask them what they wish to discuss. Give the answer "And what is your responsibility to instigate a positive change?" after a thoughtful pause.

You don't have to be a Doctor of Psychology to run such a business.

If you go bust, you have some nice furniture.

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Re: Starting a business in CH

Find your passion and then go do it! Money always follows good ideas and people.
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Re: Starting a business in CH

Hi,

As one of the forum members said, 40,000 won't get you too far. You need to consider the following costs:

- AHV
- Insurance
- Pension fund (if GmbH)
- Supporting yourself

So with 40k you need a business which is light on inventory, heavy on turnover and profitable ala the perfect business.

That said, the internet space in Switzerland is a potential gold mine. As a relatively small company you can create a site and drive traffic fairly quickly. If you are internet savvy you can get a pretty good store/site set up for less than 1000CHF leaving you plenty of cash.

Trick/key is product...sorry, won't go that far, like all good online marketers you got to pay for the good stuff But follow some of the suggestions on this page, talk to people, keep an eye out, follow your passion and ultimately make sure you are adding value to people's life through your product or service.

If there is a country in the world that you can be successful it is here in Switzerland.

Good luck mate. Go for it.

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Re: Starting a business in CH

To start a GmBH here you must have CHF 25,000. CHF 100,000 for an AG. So to start the legal structure would be a GmbH.

I agree with the suggestion of an online business. With CHF 40,000 you do not have enough for an office, inventory, or employees.
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