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looking for business ideas for english speakers in switzerland.

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me and my friend want to start a business with 125 000 to 150 000 CHF .i have Interest in printing side and my friend ,he likes to run cafe shop or resturant . or we are ready to go apart from those two ideas too like kisok,small shops etc .we both are working now in a company and also learning german too .so we are looking for some ideas from you guys .thank you
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Re: looking for business ideas for english speakers in switzerland.

The experience of immigrants with limited English who establish small businesses in countries like the US, Canada and Australia may be relevant to you. You might want to google on something like "small businesses for people with limited english". This is from a study I located:

"Restaurants, retail stores, food stores, and salons were identified as common types of small businesses owned by limited English speaking individuals"

http://www.energizect.com/sites/defa...l%20Report.pdf

And keep working on your German.

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Re: looking for business ideas for english speakers in switzerland.

My tip would be to read as many threads, in this forum and in others, about the rules and regulations for starting small businesses. In that way, you will learn from the mistakes of others, and can plan carefully, long before you actually spend any part of your starting capital.

For example, these threads, and the many links in them, may give you some ideas about the formal side of things:
Working on your own, what kind of license do You need?
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small company registration, self business
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Home cooking business and kitchen inspection - Zuerich
and if you and/or your friend are "non.EU", then Immigration status of Non-EU starting a business in Switzerland

Oh, and well done that you are both learning German! That's a very good first step.
Also, you could become a regular customer at a lot of small businesses, e.g. kiosks, run SUCCESSFULLY by immigrants, and once they know you, you could ask them how they did it, and what their most important warnings would be, to you. From them, you will learn other things in addition to the laws and regulations (which they will know, too), for example how necessary they think certain skills are, how they travel, what it involves to buy supplies, how the business involves their families and free-time, what their attitude is to their business, what they believe is emotionally, mentally and socially important to make it work.
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me and my friend want to start a business with 125 000 to 150 000 CHF .i have Interest in printing side and my friend ,he likes to run cafe shop or resturant . or we are ready to go apart from those two ideas too like kisok,small shops etc .we both are working now in a company and also learning german too .so we are looking for some ideas from you guys .thank you
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