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What Should Be Considered When Transferring Shares

There are many reasons why shares change their holders. Well, they can be sold (hopefully at a profit), handed down to an offspring or donated to the successor who is going to take over your business. It is important, however, to perform such a share transfer properly because otherwise there could occur some disadvantage for […] more…

Swiss Economic Award 2019

In the framework of the Swiss Economic Award, the young entrepreneurs of the year are once again honoured. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2019. The award ceremony will take place on 23/24 May 2019 at the Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) in Interlaken. We at STARTUPS.CH are pleased to support the Swiss Economic Award […] more…

Swiss Labour Market Looks Robust

The Swiss labour market has been developing positively over the last five years, even compared with other countries. This is shown by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO)’s paper titled 2018 Labour Market Indicators, which reviewed the Swiss labour market between 2012 and 2017. Factors such as number of employees, wages and unemployment rate were scrutinised. more…

Switzerland Once Again Honoured as the World’s Most Innovative National Economy

In 2018, too, Switzerland was honoured as the most innovative country of the world, winning this title for seven years in a row. This is shown by the 2018 Global Innovation Index (GII), an annual ranking of the world’s most innovative national economies. more…

Chleiderei: Growing and Sustainable Children’s Clothes from Eastern Switzerland

Appenzell’s start-up called Chleiderei manufactures children’s clothes that grow together with the child and can thus be worn for at least three years. This saves the environment and money. Manufactured in fair working conditions in Europe, the clothes are made entirely from bio textiles. more…

PassOn – the new way in which assets, in traditional and digital form, are passed on to next generations

Today, there is no easy way to pass on digital assets, such as cryptocurrencies, social media data, images, etc. The Swiss company PassOn Ltd. has dedicated itself to leveraging the latest technologies, to bring a new and simple way for everyone to plan and manage their estate. PassOn’s upcoming estate planning solution and inheritance mechanism […] more…

Swiss SMEs Are Sought-After Acquisition Targets Among Foreign Companies

Swiss small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are coveted abroad. Forty of them could already be sold in the first half of 2018. Compared with 2018, this means a 38% increase. By contrast, Swiss SMEs bought up less. This is shown by Deloitte’s study titled Swiss SMEs: M&A activity in H1 2018, which reviews the mergers […] more…

GEW Switzerland: A Week under the Banner of Entrepreneurship

From 12 to 18 November numerous local events, workshops and networking occasions for prospective entrepreneurs will be held under Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Switzerland. Initiated by Swissparks.ch, GEW will host incubators, innovation and technology parks, impact hubs, founder centres and other start-up organisations nationwide. more…

Claiming Input Tax When No Further Tax Liability Exists

The instrument of input tax deduction makes it possible for companies to deduct the value added tax that has already been paid by someone else. This can also be beneficial to unsuccessful companies. In one case, however, the Federal Administrative Court saw it differently. more…

Calculate your VAT correctly

The Swiss VAT law provides companies with the possibility of choosing between two VAT calculation methods (based on an agreed lump-sum or actual proceeds) and three types of taxation (effective, net-tax rate or flat-rate taxation). We show you the differences. more…
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