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Become independent with a public limited coporation 

Before the foundation of a public limited coporation, various aspects must be taken into account for preparation. We show you the most important points.

Become independent with a public limited coporation 

Become independent with a public limited coporation in Switzerland!

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Checklist - The most important steps before you become self-employed

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We show you the most important steps how to prepare yourself optimally for professional independence and what you should consider before you become self-employed. If you have any questions, please do not hestitate to contact our Costumer Care Center.

Company name

The company name can in principle be chosen freely, but it must correspond to the facts and not give rise to any deception. It also has to be supplemented by the addition "SA".

Company name public limited coporation

Company purpose

You must define an appropriate purpose for your limited liability company in your own words before you form it.

Company purpose public limited coporation


Before founding your public limited coporation, determine where the registered office and thus the domicile of your company should be located.

Domicile public limited coporation


Decide which persons are to be involved in the public limited coporation and who is to be authorised to sign.

Shareholder public limited coporation

Minimum capital

The share capital of a public limited coporation must be at least CHF 100,000, of which at least CHF 50,000 must be paid in cash.

Minimum capital public limited coporation

Board of Directors

Appoint the administrative board for your public limited coporation. If your public limited coporation is to have several administrative boards, a chairman must also be appointed.

Board of Directors public limited coporation

Value Added Tax

The limited liability company is subject to VAT if the expected turnover exceeds CHF 100,000.

Value Added Tax public limited coporation

Pension fund assets

It is not possible to make an advance withdrawal of pension fund assets when founding a limited liability company or a public limited coporation.

Pension fund assets public limited coporation

Promotional material

Create your company logo, business cards and stationery.

Promotional material public limited coporation

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After you have done everything necessary, you are ready to set up your own public limited coporation.

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How can I best prepare for professional independence?

Preparation with a limited liability company

Create a business plan public limited coporation

Create a business plan

With the free business plan software you can easily and conveniently create a business plan for your company. If you wish, you can then have the business plan checked by one of our specialists.
Find a trustee public limited coporation

Find a trustee

Our partner for fiduciary matters is Findea AG. At you can easily and online obtain an offer for keeping your accounts, preparing pay slips, filling out tax returns and many other fiduciary services.

Findea AG is represented by 10 branches throughout Switzerland.
Trust experts public limited coporation

Trust experts

It is essential for you to seek advice from an expert on this aspect of the start-up process. Like this you will not forget anything and there will be no problems with the authorities. We therefore recommend the foundation of a limited liability company via
Acquire know-how public limited coporation

Acquire know-how

When starting up their own business, company founders usually have questions about the appropriate legal form, liability, company name, AHV/IV/EO, the commercial register, taxes (VAT) and much more.

The experts at STARTUPS.CH will provide you with the basic knowledge on the most important topics relating to the founding of a company in the course "Founding a company".
We advise you individually and according to your needs!
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