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Hello - sorry if this has been posted somewhere else but I cant seem to find anything.

I am looking at starting a small business - my question is? What are the registration procedures / legal requirements for a small business that is estimated to have a low turnover as its only supplemental income at this stage? I read on gruenden for sole prop turnover must be above 100k per annum as well as 100k per annum to register for VAT - where do I as a small business who maybe estimates a low turnover per annum register? or where do I have to register? Thank you and kind regards

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Re: Starting a small business - registration etc?

Typing "Business" in the search box, top right, brings up 100 possibilities.

Maybe you could start reading those, and buy the books and come back with some more specific questions.

You could also buy and read this book, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Living-Worki...5362582&sr=1-1

Forum: 100 results
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Re: Starting a small business - registration etc?

http://www.gruenden.ch/en/steps-to-y...roprietorship/

http://www.gruenden.ch/en/founding-p...iss-nationals/



Einzelfirma: Einzelfirma - costs for setting up one ?

Or

Selbständig: Einzelfirma Vs Selbständig for one person business?

http://www.berufsberatung.ch/dyn/6164.aspx

http://www.berufsberatung.ch/dyn/6174.aspx
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Typing "Business" in the search box, top right, brings up 100 possibilities.

Maybe you could start reading those, and buy the books and come back with some more specific questions.

You could also buy and read this book, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Living-Worki...5362582&sr=1-1

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thanks for your friendly answer
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Hello - sorry if this has been posted somewhere else but I cant seem to find anything.

I am looking at starting a small business - my question is? What are the registration procedures / legal requirements for a small business that is estimated to have a low turnover as its only supplemental income at this stage? I read on gruenden for sole prop turnover must be above 100k per annum as well as 100k per annum to register for VAT - where do I as a small business who maybe estimates a low turnover per annum register? or where do I have to register? Thank you and kind regards

Tanya
Call the SVA office near Langstrasse in Zurich, they are really helpful and will give you all the info you need and help with any paperwork if needed. The SVA is the key as they will determine whether you are actually self -employed or not and will look at your business plan, lead sources, projections etc. I think all in it was 1 meeting to scope it out and get exactly what they wanted, and 1 to present it all, and looking back at my stuff it was 10 days from 1st interview to getting my register number. They will tell you you contribution level for AHV which is paid quarterly based on you projections and adjusted annually... dead easy. They also are "happier" to see a little trading history, to prove you actually are self employed, not employed and trying to beat the system, but once you have this register number you take this to the gemiende and they start the tax process, and you set up your liability cover etc... all painless... until the bills come in.

I'm in kt ZH and that was the process for me in 2010 when I set up an Einzelfirma, maybe it's changed I couldn't say, but IMO you can chase info and get conflicting opinions from here or the tinterweb. I'd go and get the exact and current requirement from the horses mouth... good luck with the venture
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no more need to respond - please close this thread as I do not want hostile responses. thank you
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Call the SVA office near Langstrasse in Zurich, they are really helpful and will give you all the info you need and help with any paperwork if needed. The SVA is the key as they will determine whether you are actually self -employed or not and will look at your business plan, lead sources, projections etc. I think all in it was 1 meeting to scope it out and get exactly what they wanted, and 1 to present it all, and looking back at my stuff it was 10 days from 1st interview to getting my register number. They will tell you you contribution level for AHV which is paid quarterly base don you projections and adjusted annually... dead easy. They also are "happier" to see a little trading history, to prove you actually are self employed, not employed and trying to beat the system, but once you have this register number you take this to the gemiende and they start the tax process, and you set up your liability cover etc... all painless... until the bills come in.

I'm in kt ZH and that was the process for me in 2010 when I set up an Einzelfirma, maybe it's changed I couldn't say, but IMO you can chase info and get conflicting opinions from here or the tinterweb. I'd go and get the exact and current requirement from the horses mouth... good luck with the venture
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no more need to respond - please close this thread as I do not want hostile responses. thank you
Well you are in a forum. Unfortunately you cannot choose to get only positive responses
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Good manners and curtesy does not cost anything. I think some expats are really becoming Swiss.
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Good manners and curtesy does not cost anything. I think some expats are really becoming Swiss.
And all the Swiss bashing it getting really boring too. If you are going to chastise other people you should make sure you are perfect first.
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And all the Swiss bashing it getting really boring too. If you are going to chastise other people you should make sure you are perfect first.
Try reading up on the minerat ban and that will tell you about Swiss politeness, but i,ve accepted this.
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Re: Starting a small business - registration etc?

On the one hand I can see where @Sbrinz is coming from regarding his above post...

The question of how to go about setting up a new business has been covered multiple times on this forum and a simple search "starting a business" came up with 35 results. Some of these were quite recent and very relevant to the OP's question.

@Tanya: I see you have already been provided with links to the excellent http://www.gruenden.ch/en/.

Additionally, the attached "Gruenden 2.0 Start-up Guide" is from April 2012. There may be an updated version on their website but I do not have the time right now to look for that.

Finally, good luck and all the best with your venture!
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Try reading up on the minerat ban and that will tell you about Swiss politeness, but i,ve accepted this.
Get over it and move on.
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