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Withholding Tax: What It Is and How It Works

In general, the Swiss taxation system is based on self-assessment. An exception from this rule is foreigners, who are usually subject to withholding tax. Here you can learn what this tax is really about, on whom it is imposed and how its levy is organised. more…

November 2017 Start-Up Report: Recovery in Ticino

In November, the number of new company formations was going up unchecked. The decreases, which were at times strong, could be compensated by growth recorded in the cantons where the number of new registrations is usually the highest. Fortunately, also Ticino could show growth in November. more…

Trademarks and Trademark Protection – Part 2: How Can a Trademark Be Protected?

Companies need their trademarks for identification purposes. They can thus more easily build relations with their customers and distinguish themselves from their competitors. Therefore, many companies commit considerable amounts of time and energy to increase the popularity and image of their trademarks. All this can be useful, however, only if the trademark has been registered. […] more…

Trademarks and Trademark Protection – Part 1: What Actually Is a Trademark?

A trademark is often the first thing customers see of a company. It makes them remember the company, as it enables to create associations with it. But what can form a trademark, and why is it so important not only to maintain a trademark, but also to protect it legally? In a series of articles, […] more…

Debt Collection– Part 4: Continuation Request

It is particularly important for start-ups to receive their remuneration on time. Unfortunately, it is not always the case. If payment reminders do not help and negotiations fail, the last resort is a debt collection procedure. If needed, an outstanding debt is caused to be paid under duress. In a series of four articles, STARTUPS.CH […] more…

Debt Collection– Part 3: How to Remove an Objection

It is particularly important for start-ups to receive their remuneration on time. Unfortunately, it is not always the case. If payment reminders do not help and negotiations fail, the last resort is a debt collection procedure. If needed, an outstanding debt is caused to be paid under duress. In a series of four articles, STARTUPS.CH […] more…

October Start-Up Report: With Significant Growth into the Fourth Quarter

In October the willingness to start up new businesses in Switzerland continues to grow unabatedly. As shown in the latest start-up report by STARTUPS.CH, last month as many as 3,576 new organisations were registered with the Commercial Register. This represents a growth of 12.59% compared with the same period of the previous year. more…

Swiss Economic Award 2018: sign up now!

Since 1999, the Swiss Economic Award has been assigned at the Swiss Economic Forum. This is the most prestigious young entrepreneur award in Switzerland. The prize is awarded for three categories. Each winner will receive CHF 25,000 prize money, well-founded expert feedback and the chance to introduce themselves to the general public through the media […] more…

Debt Collection – Part 2: Default Summons and Objection

It is particularly important for start-ups to receive their remuneration on time. Unfortunately, it is not always the case. If payment reminders do not help and negotiations fail, the last resort is a debt collection procedure. If needed, an outstanding debt is caused to be paid under duress. In a series of four articles, STARTUPS.CH […] more…

Debt Collection– Part 1: What Is the Debt Collection Procedure and How Is It Launched?

It is particularly important for start-ups to receive their remuneration on time. Unfortunately, it is not always the case. If payment reminders do not help and negotiations fail, the last resort is a debt collection procedure. If needed, an outstanding debt is caused to be paid under duress. In a series of four articles, STARTUPS.CH […] more…
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