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New entries in the commercial register for February 2017: number of new companies down on last year

In February 2017, a total of 3,552 new companies were entered in the commercial register. This is 40 fewer than for the same month last year – a decrease of 1.11%. But in comparison to the previous month, it represents a welcome growth of 7.54%. more…

“When the start-up adviser becomes a regular customer”

Swisscom employs a nine-person advice team specialising in new businesses. The team helps customers in the exciting start-up phase and advises them about all aspects of communication and infrastructure. The experienced team members are as diverse as the start-ups that they advise – here we introduce four of them. more…

Big Data vs. Market Research: Do we still need market research?

In the era of Big Data analysis, it has been long debated whether market research still represents an effective means of data collection. The question is a justifiable one, especially since comprehensive consumer profiles can be drawn up quickly based on online behaviour patterns, and we know that consumers find it difficult to describe their […] more…

2016 Start-up Report: More start-ups than last year

Last year, more companies were registered in the commercial register than last year, as evidenced by the 2016 Start-up Report. Compared to 2015, the start-up rate achieved a stable growth of 0.7%. The entrepreneurial climate in Romandy was particularly strong, as this region showed the strongest relative growth. more…

Founders, attention please! The Female Founders Book appears in the March 2017

The Female Founders Book is an inspiring book for female entrepreneurs and women who are brave enough to take that step towards independence. We say this because only 25% of all start-ups at STARTUPS.CH are established by women. more…

Accounting software: How much cloud would you like?

Nowadays, anyone who is thinking about getting new business software will soon ask themselves whether the program should be cloud-based or not. How should you decide? Opt for a solution just using a browser or perhaps one that combines the cloud and local installation? The devil is in the detail, as is so often the […] more…

How do I find the right communications solution for my start-up?

You’ve taken the plunge and successfully set up your own company. However, after all the paperwork you’ve already done, there’s the question of what communications system suits your start-up. What products should you buy, and which aren’t really necessary? How much should you budget for? And what if your company looks entirely different a year […] more…

New drone technology – your next business opportunity?

So far, drones have mainly been sold for fun and leisure. However, this technology is increasingly being used for the delivery of goods ordered online, carrying out security inspections and monitoring, and other commercial purposes. more…

November 2016 report shows steep growth in new company formations

The new company formations report for November 2016 clearly shows that, once again, the number of new companies in Switzerland is growing. The end of the year may even show a new record for start-ups. By November, 3,466 new companies had been entered into the Commercial Register, representing a growth of 3.74% on the previous […] more…

Competition Planning Mistakes in a Business Plan #2: Don’t Ignore

In a Business plan you need to consider three important aspects about your competition: 1) There is always a market you have to analyse. 2) You can learn a lot from your competitors strategy, value chain etc. 3)  You have to position yourself and keep constantly an eye on your competition. If you ignore your […] more…
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