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Contractual Penalty in case of infringing the Non-Competition Clause

A non-competition clause is often included in an employment contract if an employee is of particular importance to the company. To ensure the employee’s compliance with this clause it often also stipulates a contractual penalty. This penalty should, however, not be excessively high, as otherwise the court may reduce the amount. more…

Startup Easy – The banking solution for young entrepreneurs

When creating a business many questions may arise. Regardless of whether it concerns the choice of a company name, the drafting of a business model or the necessary registrations, the Business Easy platform from Credit Suisse answers all your questions. You can also take advantage of the Startup Easy Package for new companies and remember […] more…

Start-up report for the first quarter of 2017 – strong growth

A total of 11,023 new legal entities were recorded in the Swiss Commercial Register in the first quarter of 2017. During the same period the previous year the number was 10,356. This corresponds to a growth figure of 6.44%, as revealed in the latest surveys published by STARTUPS.CH. more…

Company Foundation, Office and Fiduciary Services in Zug

On 1 February 2016 STARTUPS.CH entered into a partnership with AbaFin Treuhand AG in Zug, which means that new entrepreneurs now have the possibility to receive personal advice in Zug. more…

Commercialize Your Product and Grow Your Business Globally With a Commercialization Grant?

Do you have a prototype you would like to commercialize? Are you ambitious to bring it to the rest of the world? If this is the case, the EU’s SME Instrument might be for you – a program Switzerland has just joined as of this year. more…

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…
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